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Sevenoaks Symphony Orchestra


Our spring concert at the Stag on 15th March was one of the last events to take place before lock-down.  Since then, we have had to postpone all our concerts for the remainder of 2020.

We are keen to resume playing together as soon as possible, however we will not be able to go ahead with our autumn rehearsals as originally planned.

Whilst the new "rule of six" has exceptions for sporting activities, we fall into the recreation, leisure and social gatherings bracket and therefore we are not allowed to meet. In addition since our rehearsal venue is a school, they will not be able to take external visitors until November at the earliest. 

Our season ticket holders and patrons remain very important to the orchestra and we will send out information on future plans as soon as possible.

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 at Sevenoaks Primary School. 

Joanna Kiely (Chairman)

*** SSO 75th anniversary Season 2019-2020 ***

The Sevenoaks Symphony Orchestra were planning to celebrate the 75th anniversary of its first concert which took place in May 1945. As a result of Coronavirus, the anniversary concert which was due in May 2020 has been postponed.

We are marking our 75th anniversary with a short history, SSO 75.

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