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Sevenoaks School present

Evensong

Wednesday 22 February, Monday 5 June and Monday 26 June
Pampja Hall   6.15pm
Admission FREE   no need to book

Sevenoaks School students will join members of staff to sing repertoire sung in Evensong services. Although this is not a service of worship it will be a peaceful, contemplative way to end the day. Everyone is very welcome to attend.

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Sevenoaks Philharmonic present

Spring Orchestra and Choral Concert

Saturday 1 April
Pamoja Hall    7.30pm
Tickets £14, (£13 over 60 and £5 under 16)   Book tickets

The Sevenoaks Philharmonic Society, founded in Sevenoaks in 1897, present their Spring Orchestral and Choral Concert in the Pamoja Hall conducted by their musical director Robyn Sevastos. It comprises works by two 18th-century Austrian composers Haydn and Hummel.

Joseph Haydn, known as the 'father of the Symphony', wrote The Little Organ Mass in 1776 for the tiny chapel of the Brothers Hospitallers, a religious order providing medical services to the poor. His Te Deum on the other hand was much grander and commissioned by the wife of Emperor Franz 1.

Johann Hummel was a younger man and very much part of the musical scene in Vienna in the 1790s - and was in fact taught by Haydn, as were Beethoven and Mozart. His works tended to become overshadowed by the 'greats' at the time, but his Mass in B flat has subsequently - and rightly - become rightly very popular.

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Sevenoaks School Jazz Club present

Spring Jazz

Friday 21 April
Sackville Theatre   7.30pm
Tickets £7    Book tickets

An intimate jazz club setting in the Sackville Theatre creates an ideal stage for the best jazz performers in the school to play with a professional jazz trio. This annual event has been building its small but very satisfied audience every year. Book early to avoid disappointment.

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Alan Adler Memorial Concert

Tuesday 25 April
Pamoja Hall   7.30pm
Tickets £7   Book tickets

This year's Alan Adler concert features the Sennocke Consort under its new conductor, Michael Heighway, and the Sevenoaks School Chamber Orchestra under its new conductor, Christopher Potts. Appearing for the last time are Rachelle Lam and Lou Warnett, who will perform the 2nd and 4th movements from Rachmaninov's 2nd suite for two pianos. The second half is given to a performance of Sibelius's 1st symphony in E minor conducted by the Director of Music, Christopher Dyer.

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Eynsford Concert Band present

Love is in the Air

Sunday 14 May
Pamoja Hall   7.00pm
Tickets £10 (concessions £8)   Book tickets

With love in mind, join one of Kent's foremost wind bands for this intimate evening of romance and fantasy, featuring Prokofiev's 'Montagues and Capulets', Martin Ellerby's 'Chivalry', the wonderful 'Danse Bacchanale' by Saint Saen, Reed's 'The Hounds of Spring' and many more

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Sevenoaks Symphony Orchestra present

Summer Classics

Sunday 21 May
Pamoja Hall   7.30pm
Tickets £17 (over 60 £16, under 19 £1 & season ticket holders FREE)  Book tickets

The last orchestral concert in our season features music, perfectly suited to the acoustics of the Pamoja Hall. Sophia Dee, our soloist in Grieg's piano concerto, began her musical studies at the age of six, first studying with the celebrated pianist and teacher, Ronald Smith. At the age of ten, Sophia entered the Junior Department of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and by special arrangement was admitted to the class of Joan Havill, Senior Professor of Piano at Guildhall School. In 2010 Sophia won the Lutine Prize, the most prestigious Junior award of Guildhall School and in 2011 she was awarded a full scholarship to continue her studies at the Senior Department of Guildhall School.

Sophia often participates in masterclasses given by internationally renowned pianists, and regularly performs around the UK. She reached the Keyboard Final of the BBC Young Musician of the Year and has won several prizes in the last few years, including the Manchester International Piano Concerto Competition for Young Pianists 2013.