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St Ceciliatide Festival – Lunchtime Concert



About This Concert

A lunchtime concert for the St Ceciliatide Festival – celebrating the Patron Saint of Music.

The St Ceciliatide Festival (Artistic Director: Past Master Noel Osborne) presents the Stationers’ annual St Ceciliatide Concert, given by The Hanover Band Chamber Ensemble and the Consone Quartet.

St CECILIA, the patron saint of music and musicians, has been celebrated at Stationers’ Hall since at least 1692, when Henry Purcell’s second Ode ‘Hail, Bright Cecilia’ received its world première here in the Hall.

The event will begin with a Champagne Reception in the Stock Room from 11.30 am, followed by the Concert in the Hall, which will last for about one hour, without interval. A buffet lunch with wines will be provided in the Court Room at 1.30 pm, when you will be able to mingle with the musicians. Carriages will be at 3 pm.

Your support for this concert, which forms part of the Hanover Band’s charitable programme, ‘Nurturing the Next Generation’, will be greatly appreciated and valued.

Last year’s concert sold out, so early booking is advised.



The Hanover Band Chamber Ensemble:

Colin Lawson clarinet
Nathaniel Harrison bassoon
Gavin Edwards natural horn
Kate Aldridge bass

with members of the Consone Quartet:

Agata Daraskaite violin
Magdalena Loth-Hill violin
Elitsa Bogdanova viola
George Ross cello


18 November 2018
11:30 am

Stationers' Hall, Ave Maria Lane, London, EC4M 7DD, UK
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Additional Info

The Hanover Band

HANOVER (Not Hannover; Germany) In terms of British history the majority of the music we play is from the Hanoverian period. Hanover also refers to Hanover Square in London, where Haydn performed his symphonies and arias in the Salomon Concerts in the 1790’s.

BAND (ref: The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians)
‘An instrumental ensemble, larger than a chamber ensemble. Thus the ’24 violins’ of Louis XIV were called ‘la grande bande’ to distinguish them from Lully’s ‘petits violons’, and Charles II’s similar ensemble was known as ‘the King’s Band’. By extension, ‘band’ came to mean an orchestra in colloquial British usage’.

THE HANOVER BAND a period name for a period orchestra.

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