Welcome to the Sevenoaks Philharmonic Society
The Phil is a friendly choir of around ninety singers. At present we have vacancies in ALL voice parts – to come and join us, please see the members section for details.
We sing a varied repertoire of classical music, both sacred and secular, with the Sevenoaks Philharmonic Orchestra under the musical directorship of Robyn Sevastos, accompanied by professional soloists.
We perform three concerts each year: in March/April, in June and in November/December, venues being St Nicholas Church, The Pamoja Hall, Sevenoaks School or the Stag Theatre. Our summer concert is a joint concert with the Sevenoaks Symphony Orchestra forming part of the Sevenoaks Festival. For this concert we are conducted on alternate years by Darrell Davison and Robyn Sevastos.
Rehearsal nights are Tuesdays from 8 – 10 pm at St Luke’s Church Hall, Eardley Road, Sevenoaks TN13 1XT.
Our next concert takes place on...
Saturday 25 November 2017 7:30 pm
Pamoja Hall, Sevenoaks School
Mozart Concert featuring soprano Eliana Pretorian, including Mass in C major.
Conductor: Robyn Sevastos
with Sevenoaks Philharmonic Orchestra and soloists
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Some of our latest reviews...
A Night at the Opera
"The programme was a fine mix of well-known pieces together with others we had not heard before. The soloists were stunning in presentation and performance. Their personalities shone through beautifully modulated tone and volume. The soprano's first piece with the baubles drawn from her bosom was unexpected, captivating and fun. A* The choir, too, were on top form with plenty of power where needed and well rehearsed. It was good to attend a classical concert that was so enjoyable on many levels - sombre, harmonious, exciting and fun! The memory will remain for a long time."
Hummel - Mass in B flat; Haydn - Te Deum & Little Organ Mass
"Congratulations to SPS on the fine performance last night. It was a well-chosen and beautifully executed programme which we much enjoyed."
"It was a privilege to hear this masterpiece sung with such clarity and expression - an incredible sound in the beautiful venue of St Nick's Church. The orchestra and soloists gave first class performances and it was altogether a wonderfully enjoyable evening."
"What a splendid concert! It sounded, and looked, confident and well-rehearsed; the sound balance with the orchestra was good and the full impact was glorious! "
"There was plenty of expression from the choir, and audience contact - the cries to Baal sounded suitably frantic, and the angelic voices were, well, angelic! A very successful and enjoyable concert, and a fine contribution to the Summer Festival."
Bob Chilcott - Little Jazz Mass & John Rutter - Magnificat
"The entire concert was a delight and the chosen pieces all in keeping with each other. Charlotte La Thrope was enchanting - she not only sang beautifully but performed each piece with feeling. We left St. Nicholas Church feeling uplifted."
"Just wanted to convey our thanks and congratulations to the choir for the joyous concert last night. How lovely to hear the choir performing a concert for the ordinary man ... and not highbrow."
Why not join us for our next concert? Join us as a singer - the rehearsals are great fun and take the mind off the stresses and strains of the day.
If you would like close involvement with the choir and you are not a performer, then you could become a Friend.Join as a Friend Join as a Singer
Affiliations and Memberships
If you would like to give us feedback about our concerts or for all other general communications regarding the Society, please contact our Chairman, Patrick Pascall or our Choir Secretary, Margaret Day. Both Patrick and Margaret will be happy to discuss any matters regarding the Society with you.