The Sevenoaks Symphony Orchestra, founded in 1944, is made up of 70 local musicians with a professional conductor and leader. We are set up as a charity, and our aim is to make live orchestral music available locally.
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 Community Arts Centre, our local theatre. We rehearse each Wednesday from 8-10.15pm at Sevenoaks Primary School.
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Joanna Kiely (Chairman)
As part of the Sevenoaks Summer Festival, we perform favourite pieces by English composers, ranging from Elgar's Pomp & Circumstance March, through Butterworth's 'A Shropshire Lad' to Belshazzar's Feast by Walton. This is a joint concert given by Sevenoaks Philharmonic Society and Sevenoaks Symphony Orchestra.
The main work is Belshazzar's Feast which is one of the best known pieces of choral music from the 20th century, it will be very exciting to perform this and it should be equally exciting to see the music performed live.
This concert is not part of our season ticket scheme; tickets are on sale now and can be purchased direct from the Stag Box Office.
If you would like to get a flavour of the pieces in this program, here are some links to YouTube:
Come on a trip around the world with the Sevenoaks Symphony Orchestra at the Family Concert.
This concert (75 mins) is suitable for children and their families and is a wonderful opportunity to hear a live orchestra in Sevenoaks. Short pieces of music will be introduced by our engaging conductor in this exciting world tour, including the Toreadorís March, an Argentinian Tango and Beethovenís Turkish March. David Leonard will join us to tell the tale of the Amazing Magic Carpet with orchestral accompaniment.
Tickets are £7.50 (£6.75 for 4+). This is a very popular concertóbook now at the Stag Theatre Box Office to avoid disappointment
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