Education Project Dates: Feb 2019 – Sept 2019
Latest Concert: 20 February 2019
Location: The Chapel, University of Chichester
Young People: Working with students from The University of Chichester Orchestra
Stephen Threlfall (Director of Music at Chetham’s School of Music) together with Principal Players of The Hanover Band ran an intensive 3-day course for students at the University of Chichester.
The course ran from Monday 18 to Wednesday 20 February culminating in a performance of the ‘Jupiter Symphony’ by Mozart.
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.