Welcome to

Sevenoaks

Philharmonic

Society

We are now working hard in rehearsals to perform Karl Jenkins’ The Armed Man – a Mass for Peace at Stag Theatre on Saturday 19 June 2022.

We dedicate this performance to the people of Ukraine as a prayer for peace and the end of war.

Hope to see you there!

Welcome to

Sevenoaks

Philharmonic

Society

We are now working hard in rehearsals to perform Karl Jenkins’ The Armed Man – a Mass for Peace at Stag Theatre on Saturday 19 June 2022.

We dedicate this performance to the people of Ukraine as a prayer for peace and the end of war.

Hope to see you there!

Welcome to

Sevenoaks

Philharmonic

Society

We are now working hard in rehearsals to perform Karl Jenkins’ The Armed Man – a Mass for Peace at Stag Theatre on Saturday 19 June 2022.

We dedicate this performance to the people of Ukraine as a prayer for peace and the end of war.

Hope to see you there!

welcome to Sevenoaks Philharmonic Choir

“The Phil” is well and truly back after the Covid-enforced layoff. We started our 125th year with a sparkling concert – first for two years – Christmas Oratorio and Vivaldi Gloria – such a joy to be back singing again – for us and the audience, who clearly had a good time as well!

We followed this with an outstanding performance of Mozart’s Requiem where the Lachrymosa send tingles down everyone’s spines, paired with Jaydn’s sparkling Nelson Mass.

We are now working in rehearsal for our 19 June concert at Stag as part of the Sevenoaks Summer Festival when we will deliver Karl Jenkins’ The Armed Man as a prayer for peace in Ukraine – we hope to see you there.

We are a friendly choir who enjoy ourselves in rehearsal and give high-quality concert performances. In the post-Covid period we had a great influx of new singers and continue to look for more – especially that endangered species – Tenors!!

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

Mozart Requiem and Haydn Nelson Mass

It was a real treat to sit in a concert hall, after so very long, and listen to such beautiful music.
The soloists were wonderful and we can only say we are already looking forward to your next
concert in June.

A joy to listen to

The concert was fab!

Christmas Oratorio and Vivaldi Gloria

I want to say how much I enjoyed the concert – “cum sancto spiritu in gloria Dei Patris” was stunning

Such a happy pleasure – a delightful programme and singing and orchestra were in great form!

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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