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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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Mar 26, 2021


(plus 1.25 giftaid)

Mar 06, 2021


Still enjoying the Beethoven 250 recordings. Thank you!

(plus 7.50 giftaid)

Feb 12, 2021


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Feb 07, 2021


Feb 04, 2021

Charles Goldie

Thanks for the wondeful series of Beethoven concerts, a triumph and a joy.

(plus 32.50 giftaid)

Jan 26, 2021


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Jan 24, 2021


(plus 25.00 giftaid)

Jan 09, 2021

Helen and Colin Snart

(plus 12.50 giftaid)

Jan 04, 2021

Robin W

Uplifted by experiencing Beethoven 9 the other day. Thank you so much.

(plus 5.00 giftaid)

Jan 03, 2021

Jeremy Bradshaw

Wonderful and uplifting work. Thank you all!

(plus 12.50 giftaid)

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