Welcome to Sevenoaks Philharmonic Society
The Phil is a friendly choir of around ninety singers. At present we have vacancies in ALL voice parts – so 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, Trinity 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.
Following the “pause” in our activities caused by Covid as of early-June 2021 we are planning for a full re-start of in-person rehearsals for the start of our next season on Tuesday 7 September 2021. More details will be added as the pieces fall into place. Alternatively contact Membership Secretary if you are thinking of joining us and she will let you have the up to date information.
Our next concert takes place on...
Saturday 27 November 2021 7:30 pm
St Nicholas Church, Rectory Lane, Sevenoaks, TN13 1JA
Vivaldi Gloria Selection from Christmas Oratorio
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Some of our latest reviews...
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.”
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, John Larner or our Choir Secretary, Polly Lockwood. Both John and Polly will be happy to discuss any matters regarding the Society with you.