Welcome to

Sevenoaks

Philharmonic

Society

Looking forward to being back singing when our next season starts in September. A great mix of music to look forward to, culminating in the mighty Verdi Requiem with Sevenoaks Symphony Orchestra.

New singers welcome – please see “Join Us” page for details.

Hope to see you there!

Welcome to

Sevenoaks

Philharmonic

Society

Looking forward to being back singing when our next season starts in September. A great mix of music to look forward to, culminating in the mighty Verdi Requiem with Sevenoaks Symphony Orchestra.

New singers welcome – please see “Join Us” page for details.

Hope to see you there!

Welcome to

Sevenoaks

Philharmonic

Society

Looking forward to being back singing when our next season starts in September. A great mix of music to look forward to, culminating in the mighty Verdi Requiem with Sevenoaks Symphony Orchestra.

New singers welcome – please see “Join Us” page for details.

Hope to see you there!

welcome to Sevenoaks Philharmonic Choir

“Last year was a triumphant return to singing in Sevenoaks post-covid. Three fantastic concerts culminating with a stunning performance of Karl Jenkins’ The Armed Man – A Mass for Peace, dedicated to the people of Ukraine and accompanied by the Ukrainian National Anthem and John Rutter’s Ukrainian Prayer, both sung in Ukrainian.

We now enter our 126th year with challenging plans for the season ahead. We balance a concert in December of earlier music which will explore musical treatment of the Magnificat with a sublime programme of Schubert works March 2023 taking us to a crescendo at the start of July 2023 with a collaboration with our friends in Sevenoaks Symphony Orchestra when we shall deliver Verdi’s mighty Requiem – perhaps the biggest work in the classical choral repertoire.

As we start the year we have the opportunity to take additional members in all voice parts. 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

Karl Jenkins’ – The Armed Man

Amazing! Profoundly moving. Your performance was exquisite. Both choir and musicians were excellent and a great credit to Robyn

an inspired performance…lovely to see the Stag so full

I was very moved by this performance…

The concert last night was superb! The introduction and anthem set the scene, followed by a programme that was equally profound, moving and visually riveting

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 – a most professional and polished performance. The choir sang well, and the soloists were outstanding …. 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.”

Joseph Haydn – The Creation

loved the concert – it was the best that Sevenoaks Philharmonic have ever done, it was wonderful – well done!  Lovely balance between the different voices (no pitch issues!) and the orchestra

wonderful concert last night! It was a fantastic evening. Such a great atmosphere and beautiful music making from all

Celebrating Christmas with St Nicolas and Carols by Great War Composers

the concert was wonderful … such a high standard. We all enjoyed it

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

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