Welcome to

Sevenoaks

Philharmonic

Society

Following the “pause” in our activities caused by Covid, as of July 2021 we are planning for a full re-start of in-person rehearsals for the start of our next season on Tuesday 7 September 2021.

Welcome to

Sevenoaks

Philharmonic

Society

Following the “pause” in our activities caused by Covid, as of July 2021 we are planning for a full re-start of in-person rehearsals for the start of our next season on Tuesday 7 September 2021.

Welcome to

Sevenoaks

Philharmonic

Society

After 18 months of Covid layoff we are now hugely enjoying rehearsing together towards our first concert in 2 years – Vivaldi Gloria and highlights from Bach Christmas Oratorio on 27 November at St Nicholas Church, Sevenoaks – See “CONCERTS” page for details and how to buy tickets.

welcome to Sevenoaks Philharmonic Choir

“The Phil” enters it’s 125th year having survived the Covid period largely unscathed and is re-launching itself for the new season 2021/22 which starts in September.

We are a friendly choir who enjoy ourselves in rehearsal and give high-quality concert performances. As we enter the post-Covid period we are actively looking for new singers in all voiceparts, so if you are newly working from home in Sevenoaks or want to return to singing the best of the classical choral canon blended with newer and exciting pieces then please see the “Join Us” page for details of membership.

We sing a varied repertoire of sacred and secular music, accompanied by the Sevenoaks Philharmonic Orchestra and professional soloists, all under the musical direction of Robyn Sevastos.

We perform three concerts each year: in March/April, in June and in November/December, with venues including St Nicholas Church, The Pamoja Hall, Sevenoaks School, Trinity School or the Stag Theatre providing a range of acoustics to match the musical programme. Our summer concert is usually given on the opening weekend of the Sevenoaks Summer Festival and in alternate years this is a collaboration with Sevenoaks Symphony Orchestra, conducted in rotation by Darrell Davison and Robyn Sevastos.

John Larner

Chairman, Sevenoaks Philharmonic Society

some of our latest reviews

Messiah

“A stunning performance for a local choir – What a good idea to join in with the Halleluiah’s.   It just made it more than just listening, they felt part of the event – It was a most professional and polished performance. The choir sang well, and the soloists were outstanding. I thought it was a really good idea for the soloists to lead the big choruses Alleluia and Amen – gave them real body – Well done to all the choir and orchestra last night. I thought it was a magnificent performance for an amateur choir. Very polished and sensitive.”

Songs from the Shows

“All the people I talked to in the interval were thoroughly enjoying it.”

The Creation by Joseph Haydn

“I loved the concert last night, thought it was the best that Sevenoaks have ever done, it was wonderful – well done!  Lovely balance between the different voices (no pitch issues!) and the orchestra.  If only you could always sing in that church, the acoustics are so much better than in The Stag!

Thank you so much for having me involved in your wonderful concert last night! It was a fantastic evening. Such a great atmosphere and beautiful music making from all.”  Stefanie (soprano soloist)

Celebrating Christmas with St Nicolas and Carols by Great War Composers

“The concert was wonderful. It must have been a lot of work to get it to such a high standard. We all enjoyed it. Well done and thank you all.”

“We thoroughly enjoyed your wonderful concert. Britten’s St Nicolas Cantata was an inspired first half choice for the Sevenoaks Phil, and the second half carols were spot on for the start of the Advent season while paying due respect to the WWI centenary.”

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