Following the latest government advice about Coronavirus, it is with great regret that our events through to July 2020 have been postponed.  

The global pandemic has affected us all, not least our musicians, who have suffered so many cancellations and postponement of work.

The Hanover Band has so far cancelled only one concert (St John Passion on Good Friday) and has postponed a further 8 concerts and workshops due to COVID-19. 

Please see full list of affected events here below. 

(Further details will be issued shortly and will be made available on individual event pages as soon as practicable.)

All our musicians are self-employed; whilst postponed concerts mean that their fees will eventually be paid when the concert takes place, for those concerts that are cancelled, the players, choir and soloists will not be paid. 

As CEO of the Orchestra I am responsible for the mental health and wellbeing of our freelance musicians. Hence, our immediate plans are to establish a Musicians’ Support Fund in order to:

a.  meet the fees payable to Players, Choir and Soloists for the concert on Good Friday and;

b.  make funds available to those musicians who suffer hardship whilst waiting for postponed and future work.

Donations can be made by sending a cheque to:

‘The Hanover Band Foundation’
65 Tarrant Street Arundel West Sussex BN18 9DJ 

or by transferring funds directly to the Foundation
Sort Code No: 08-92-99 Account No: 6542 7327
with the reference ‘HB Musicians’. 

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Our concerts scheduled for the summer and autumn will go ahead, subject of course to the relaxation of present Government advice, and regular updates will be posted on this website. 

We will continue working to raise new funds, create new programmes and events to ensure that The Hanover Band comes through these extraordinary circumstances. 

Beethoven once said: “I will seize fate by the throat; it shall certainly never wholly overcome me” an attitude that we intend to uphold.  Thank you so much for your support, both now and in the future. 

We look forward to seeing you when our musical life together returns to something like normality.

Stephen Neiman
Chief Executive Officer


Postponed Events:

27 March 2020
St John Passion
Kings College, London

28 March 2020
St John Passion
Royal Choral Society

4 April 2020
Septet/Octet
Stoller Hall, Manchester

6 April 2020
Beethoven Youth – Education Project
Stoller Hall, Manchester

17 April 2020
Basically Beethoven – Education Project
University of Chichester

27 April 2020
02: Beethoven In The City
Clothworkers’ Hall, London


Cancelled Events:

10 April 2020
St John Passion
St Nicholas Church, Arundel