The Hanover Band bring this seasonal masterpiece to St Nicholas Church, Arundel.
The master of this work, Andrew Arthur, conducts the magnificent Hanover Band Chorus, The Hanover Band and soloists.
We are once again delighted to be finishing our Messiah tour in St Nicholas Church, Arundel. This annual event is a wonderful start to the Christmas festivities and early booking is recommended to avoid disappointment.
Erica Eloff soprano
William Towers alto
Bradley Smith tenor
Edward Grint bass
THE HANOVER BAND
THE HANOVER BAND CHORUS
Andrew Arthur director/harpsichord
"Strings are gleaming and engaged, their woodwind sublime, their brass bright and flexible, their percussion alert...."
18 December 2021
St Nicholas Church, Arundel, West Sussex, UK View map
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.