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St Ceciliatide Festival – Lunchtime Concert


Clarinet Quintet in B minor (Op. 115)

JOSEPH HAYDN (1732-1809)
String Quartet in C major (Op. 33 no. 3 ‘The Bird’)


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 Colin Lawson (clarinet) 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.



Colin Lawson clarinet

with members of the Consone Quartet:

Agata Daraskaite violin
Magdalena Loth-Hill violin
Elitsa Bogdanova viola
George Ross cello
Colin Lawson is Director of the Royal College of Music. He has an international profile, and is described as ‘a brilliant, absolutely world-class player’ and ‘the doyen of period clarinettists’.

The Consone Quartet regularly play with The Hanover Band, and now have a burgeoning career, being recently selected as BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists for 2019-21.



11.30 am Champagne Reception
12.00 pm Concert
1.30 pm Light Buffet Lunch
3.00 pm Carriages
Dress Code: Smart Casual

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.

For details of the Concert and Dinner on Saturday, 16 November with The Hanover Band, please click here.


17 November 2019
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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