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The Hanover Band
The Hanover Band
Coronavirus 2020

Coronavirus 2020

Why we need your help

The Hanover Band (1980 -2020) has gone digital with an online festival of Beethoven Symphonies and iconic chamber music.

The global pandemic has affected us all, not least our musicians, who have suffered so many cancellations and postponement of work. To comply with government restrictions, we have cancelled all our performances in 2020 and refunded over £30,000 to concert audiences for tickets to performances that did not take place.

In July 2020, the UK Government reduced the restrictions thus allowing The Hanover Band to assemble for the purposes of filming and audio recording. Audiences were either allowed on a much reduced basis or, in the case of our symphony project, there was simply no room for an audience, as our players were obliged to be sat in a socially-distanced manner. 

For the 47 people involved in our digital recording, they were all joyous at being able to return to work, many apprehensive at first at meeting and performing with colleagues, taking the Underground to work and simply wondering if their energy levels would sustain a fortnight of work.

As proved by the film that you may have just watched, despite their concerns, every single musician 'gave their all'. The performances are light, energetic, enthused and in places revelatory. 

If you have enjoyed this our first digital project, then please consider supporting us in our endeavours to bring more performances to you via our website.

The Hanover Band Foundation is a registered UK Charity and your donation (if you are a UK taxpayer) will be eligible for Gift Aid.

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Supporters

Nov 25, 2020

Anonymous


Nov 25, 2020

Judith Wardman

Unforgettable performance of the Pastoral this evening - the series goes from strength to strength. Thanks to everyone Judith Wardman


Nov 25, 2020

Dave Todd

10.00
(plus 2.50 giftaid)

Nov 25, 2020

Chris and Sally

A splendid concept to celebrate the great man?s birthday!


Nov 25, 2020

Sue Cross

25.00
(plus 6.25 giftaid)

Nov 24, 2020

Janet

Thank you.

50.00
(plus 12.50 giftaid)

Nov 23, 2020

Anonymous


Nov 23, 2020

Roy

Thankyou for the opportunity of giving Enfield Youth Orchestra children the chance to play at St Pancras Station many years ago. Much appreciated.

50.00

Nov 22, 2020

Anonymous

I'm in self-isolation and your playing has been a life support system! Thank you and well done.

20.00
(plus 5.00 giftaid)

Nov 22, 2020

Dwight

Thanks you!

10.00

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