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 6 April 2019 7:30 pm
St Nicholas Church, Sevenoaks
The Creation by Joseph Haydn
Conductor: Robyn Sevastos
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Some of our latest reviews...
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.”
An Evening of English Music including Belshazzar's Feast
I was absolutely stunned by Belshazzar's Feast. What an amazing challenge for the choir, and how brilliant to master such difficult music. And the energy! I thought it was an astonishing piece of music, and loved every minute of it.
Belshazzar’s Feast was extraordinary, full of passion and verve, and one of the best things we have heard your choir sing. Everyone was spot on and keeping up with the spanking pace the conductor set. Having all the right instruments and sounds added to the timbre of the piece, but it was the choir that made the day. We loved it: an amazing piece of visceral excitement. We also loved ‘Blest Pair of Sirens’ and the other English pieces
"Brilliant concert last night especially as the orchestra were quieter so I could hear the wonderful singing. Well done to you and the choir. I heard some very positive comments about how good it was."
The granddaughter of Albert Whitnall, the composer, was in the audience along with the person who found the scores and returned them to the choir. They led the cheering and standing applause. “It was great that Mr W’s granddaughter and the other two ladies could all be there and I am so glad that I was able to be a part of a very special performance. I think this work deserves much more publicity and other performances.“
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.