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Summer Garden Party

In the presence of HRH The Duke of Kent




We are delighted to confirm that HRH The Duke of Kent will be joining us on Thursday 23rd September for a Summer Garden Party at the Rectory in South Stoke, near Arundel.

The Duke has been Patron of the Orchestra since the late eighties and had planned to attend many of the concerts planned but regrettably cancelled last year due to the pandemic.

Thank to the generosity of two of our local supporters, the Tea, (Sandwiches, Scones, Cake and champagne) has been sponsored and together with the kind hospitality afforded to us at the Rectory, we can guarantee you a splendid afternoon out nestled in the South Downs.

by kind permission of Mr & Mrs William Knight



BEETHOVEN  Wind Octet Op.103
MOZART  Serenade No.10 K.361 “Gran Partita”





Tickets include: Sussex Cream Tea + Champagne

Joining Instructions and Pour Memoire will be issued on receipt of booking.


23 September 2021
3:00 pm

The Rectory, West Sussex, BN18 9PF, UK
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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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