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UK Tour: Handel ‘Messiah’


Handel ‘Messiah’

About this Concert

The Hanover Band bring this seasonal masterpiece to St Nicholas Church, Arundel – by candlelight.

The master of this work, Andrew Arthur, conducts the magnificent Hanover Band Chorus, The Hanover Band and soloists Erica Eloff soprano, William Towers countertenor, Bradley Smith tenor and Tristan Hambleton bass baritone.




Erica Eloff soprano
William Towers countertenor
Bradley Smith tenor
Tristan Hambleton bass baritone

Andrew Arthur director/harpsichord




“Strings are gleaming and engaged, their woodwind sublime, their brass bright and flexible, their percussion alert….”

The Independent on Sunday

23 December 2017
7:30 pm

St Nicholas Church, Arundel, West Sussex, UK
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£20-£30* (*Booking fee applies)
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Doors Open at 6:30pm


To mark 250 years since Beethoven’s birth, @TheHanoverBand recorded performances of Beethoven’s nine symphonies at @StationersHall and will make them available to view for free as part of the orchestra’s 40th anniversary celebrations. Visit for more info!

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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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