Maidstone Wind Symphony present

Festival of Wind & Brass 2018

Saturday 24 February
Pamoja Hall   7.30pm
Tickets £10 (£8 U18 & O65) U12 FREE   Book Now

Maidstone Wind Symphony is joined by former BBC Young Brass Player of the Year Matilda Lloyd and the Southern Counties Youth Band for the annual Festival of Wind Brass in Sevenoaks. Maidstone Wind Symphony's programme will include Mendelssohn's Overture for Winds, Arutiunian Trumpet Concerto and Mackey's Frozen Cathedral.



Chamber Musicians' Concert Series

Platform I Wednesday 28 February
Platform II Friday 2 March
Platform III Thursday 15 March
Recital Room    7.30pm
Admission Free    Please book here

Sevenoaks School has acquired a formidable reputation in the South East in the field of chamber music.  Regular finalists in Pro Corda’s annual national Chamber Music Festival for Schools, Sevenoaks School presents three evenings dedicated to music for the small ensemble and featuring the work of some sixty pupils in the school.


Temenos Chamber Choir present 

JS Bach B minor Mass

Saturday 10 March
Pamoja Hall   7.30pm
Tickets £20 (£10 Under 18s)   Book tickets

Temenos Chamber Choir will celebrate their 30th anniversary by performing the B Minor Mass by JS Bach in the Pamoja Hall. This performance of Bach's masterpiece of Christian art celebrates the formation of Temenos 30 years ago.

Directed by Patrick Craig, the choir will be joined by soloists Rebecca Outram, Robin Blaze, Sam Boden and Tim Nelson with professional baroque instrumentalists The St Cecilia Players


Association of English Singers and Speakers (AESS) present

The Courtney Kenney Award 2018

Sunday 11 March
Recital Room    4.30pm
Admission FREE    Book a Place

Entrants are encouraged to explore the vast wealth of material from five hundred years of song writing, prose and poetry, of writers and composers world-wide who employ the English language. The purpose of the Association of English Singers and Speakers (AESS) Courtney Kenny Award, in accordance with the general aims of the AESS, is 'to encourage the communication of English words, in singing and in speech, with clarity, understanding and imagination'.

Requirement: Competitors are asked to present and sing a themed recital of classical 'Art Songs' and the spoken word, with original English texts. (N.B.'Art Songs' does NOT include opera, oratorio, operetta or musical theatre). The integrated programme may include spoken links and must contain poetry and/ or prose. The programme should not exceed 20 minutes in total. The entire programme must be delivered from memory in both rounds. The judges will give equal emphasis to the spoken and sung elements of the programme.

Eligibility: The competition is open to young singers aged 18 to 23. The application form must be signed by an AESS member.

Age Limit: Singers, together with pianists eligible for the accompanists' prize, should be in the above age-range on or before the date of the final. In 2018 this is March 11th. Prizes: First Prize - £1,000 Second Prize - £500 Third Prize - £500 Accompanists' Prize - £500 


Music at Sevenoaks present

Choral Concert

Tuesday 13 March
Pamoja Hall    7.30pm
Tickets £7    Book Now

The Sevenoaks School Choral Society and Parents' Choir come together under the baton of Michael Heighway in a performance of Mozart's ever popular Requiem. They will be supported by the school's other classical choirs in a selection of music for chamber choirs from across the centuries.


Music at Sevenoaks present

Sevenoaks Swings

Friday 16 March
Pamoja Hall   7.30pm
Tickets  £7    Book Now

The jazz music that has come out of Sevenoaks School in recent years has been astonishing. Come and hear large ensembles, such as the Sevenoaks School Big Band and the popular choir 'Voices' in our annual end of Lent term celebration Sevenoaks Swings.


Music at Sevenoaks present

The Alan Adler Memorial Concert

Monday 19 March
Pamoja Hall    7.30pm
Tickets £7    Book Now

The Sevenoaks School Symphony and Chamber Orchestras present a concert of 18 and 19 century orchestral music. Mika Curson, Amelia Ross and Mervyn Tong are the soloists in a performance of Bach's Brandenburg concerto No 4.

The Symphony Orchestra present Sullivan's popular overture to The Pirates of Penzance, Berlioz's 'Hungarian March' from The Damnation of Faust and the concert concludes with Schubert's 'unfinished' symphony no 8 in B minor. Christopher Potts and Christopher Dyer direct.


Sevenoaks School Jazz Club

Thursday 19 April
Sackville Theatre   7.30pm
Tickets £7   Book Now


Join us in the Sackville Theatre for the more intimate Jazz Club night, where the school’s leading soloists are backed by a professional trio of musicians under the leadership of Nicholas Beston.


Sevenoaks Symphony Orchestra present

Summer Classics

Sunday 20 May
Pamoja Hall    7.30pm
Tickets £17, £16 Concessions (60+), Season Ticket holders £15 & U19 £1   Book Now

Programme includes Mendelssohn Overture: Fingal's Cave, Chopin Piano Concerto No2 (soloist Artur Haftman), Schubert Rosamunde Ballet Music and Beethoven Symphony No7 in A.

Mendelssohn's atmospheric overture makes a wonderful opening work for a summer concert. It will be followed by music full of the Polish master's characteristic touches, and we can look forward to some virtuosic playing from our young Polish soloist. Schubert's incidental music for a long-forgotten play has remained very popular, with good reason, delightful tunes and delicate scoring. The symphony, which the composer spoke of fondly as 'one of my best works', will end the evening with a rousing triple forte.


Singer/Songwriting Concert

Thursday 7 June
Recital Room   7.00pm
Admission FREE   Book a place

Lydian Orchestra Summer Concert

Sunday 15 July
Pamoja Hall   6.30pm
Tickets £15  (students/u21 £6 &  u16s £1)   Book Tickets

Conducted by Brynly Clarke, this concert features Davide Sorrentino (tenor) performing some of the world's best-known operatic arias, plus Bruckner's Symphony No.4 to showcase the talents of our amazing local young instrumentalists. Not to be missed!