“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.
Chairman, Sevenoaks Philharmonic Society