The Sevenoaks Symphony Orchestra is made up of 70 local musicians with a professional conductor and leader. We are set up as a charity. Our aim is to make live orchestral music available locally, so we are delighted to share some recent audience reactions :
“A joy to see so many enthusiastic, talented, committed people enjoying playing together ”
“...a really beautiful sound and carefully phrased lyricism from the strings; a superb atmosphere generated and held’”
“...how great last night’s concert was... Symphony From the New World is one of my all-time favourites and you guys smashed it! ”
Our three subscription concerts each season focus particularly on 19th and 20th century masterpieces which are attractive and enjoyable for our audiences, and at the same time interesting and challenging for us as players. In addition we present our very popular Family Concerts in October and a Taste of Classics concert in the New Year, a short mid-week concert with complimentary glass of wine.
Most of our concerts take place in the Stag Sevenoaks, our local theatre. We rehearse each Wednesday from 8-10.15pm at Sevenoaks Primary School.
Joanna Kiely (Chairman)
In 2020, the Sevenoaks Symphony Orchestra will celebrate the 75th anniversary of its first concert which took place in May 1945.
We look forward to an exciting programme, full details are here on our website and also in our printed brochure.
People tell us that we are a friendly orchestra so if you are a local musician looking for a group to play with, please come along to the 'Play for Pleasure' in September and give us a try.
After a summer break, this is the best way to blow away the cob-webs and it is also a great opportunity for new players to meet us. This year's piece is Brahms' 4th Symphony. We will spend some time rehearsing the symphony from 2.30, then have a cup of tea and cake before performing the piece to a small, invited audience, finishing around 5.15 p.m. Join us in the main hall at Sevenoaks Primary School.
If you are thinking about joining the orchestra, please use the contact form to contact our secretary, Charles Hebert.
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