Musicians Support Fund – The Hanover Band

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Musicians Support Fund

Our musicians have been greatly affected by Covid-19 and we are working hard to establish a support fund to help them through this difficult time.

So far, we have only had to cancel one concert, but we have had to postpone eight others. Our musicians are self-employed and although they will eventually get the fees due when the postponed concerts are rescheduled and performed, they won’t receive anything from ones that are cancelled.

Stephen Neiman: ‘As CEO of the Band it is my job to ensure the mental health and wellbeing of all our musicians and staff. We have established this fund to help pay any fees due to the players, choir and soloists and to also provide assistance to any who are suffering hardship as a result of Covid-19.’

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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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