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About the SSO


The Sevenoaks Symphony Orchestra is made up of 70 local musicians with a professional conductor and leader. We are set up as a charity with registered number 1057071 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 Sevenoaks, our local theatre. We rehearse each Wednesday from 8-10.15pm at Sevenoaks Primary School. 

Our Conductor

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Darrell Davison won the Barbirolli Conducting Prize in 1979, since when he has conducted all the major London orchestras and recorded with the BBC and London Symphony Orchestras.

As a composer, he has had works performed by the Philharmonia and London Philharmonic Orchestras and has written and orchestrated film scores for the LSO.

Darrell has now been at the helm of the SSO for forty years, and under his guidance we have tackled increasingly ambitious programmes which have been warmly received.


Our Leader

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Catherine might have given up the violin if she had not been inspired and encouraged by Darrell's
father, Arthur Davison, who conducted her youth orchestra. Originally training to be a pianist, she went on
to work as a violinist in Caracas and then in two orchestras for the BBC. 

She currently enjoys leading not only here in Sevenoaks, but also orchestras in Croydon and Cambridge. She is a member of the English National Ballet Philharmonic. Catherine also works as a Consultant trauma psychotherapist.  


The Committee

Joanna Kiely - Chairman chairman@sevenoakssymphonyorchestra.org.uk

David Floyd - Librarian

Charles Hebert - Membership Secretary membership@sevenoakssymphonyorchestra.org.uk

Anne Webster - Secretary secretary@sevenoakssymphonyorchestra.org.uk

Fran Weir - Treasurer 

Chasey Crawford

Jonathan Jaggard

Ian McLauchlan

Nadia Courtenay

Guy Saunders

Jane Moore



Our Venues

Stag Theatre

We do most of our concerts in the Stag Theatre, London Road, Sevenoaks, TN13 1ZZ.

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Pamoja Hall

We are currently using Pamoja Hall for our May concerts. This concert hall is part of Sevenoaks School's performing arts centre, known as The Space.

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