Music

St Mary’s Church Choir and John Fryth Singers

St Mary's Church Choir and John Fryth SingersThe choir rehearses on Friday evenings from 6.45 to 8.00 with Michael Barlow, the Director of Music.

The choir sings at the 10.30am service each Sunday and Choral Evensong is sung six times a year: on these occasions Michael brings in many extra singers. There are important additional services during the year, such as the Advent and Christmas Carol Services and church festivals such as the Ascension, which require the choir’s attendance. The choir also sings at most weddings and funerals during the year. At Passiontide the choir sings an appropriate work (Stainer’s The Crucifixion, Wood’s St Mark Passion, Faure’s Requiem in recent years).

St Mary’s extended choir visits a place of interest every summer, the day concluding with Choral Evensong in an historic church.  Since 2008 we have visited churches in Bedfordshire, Kent, Sussex, East Anglia and Buckinghamshire.

New members, young and not-so-young, are always welcome. If interested, please contact Michael on T: 01883 715825 M: 07544 493690 or michaelbarlow06@aol.com.


Westerham Local Vocals

Westerham Local VocalsWesterham Local Vocals, meets weekly on Wednesdays 8 – 9.30pm during term time.

There is no audition and no need to read music. We sing Rock, pop, jazz, gospel and a cappella taught by ear. We love to perform (see Xmas 2015), but rehearsals are FUN.

Musical Director is local Louise Parsons

E: westerhamlocalvocals@gmail.com

See Website.


Apollo Youth Choir (for ages 6 – 16)

Crockham Hill Youth ChoirWebsite

Apollo Youth Choir is a choir for children in and around Crockham Hill on the Kent/Surrey border (including the surrounding towns and villages) aged between 6 and 16 to learn new songs and develop their vocal technique in a fun, relaxed environment led by a professional choir trainer. All ages and abilities are catered for, with opportunities for singing in harmony, music reading and solo singing for the more advanced. The primary aim of the choir is to have fun and enjoy singing.

New members welcome – come and try one session free. We rehearse on Monday evenings, in Oxted United Reformed Church, 21 Bluehouse Lane, Oxted RH8 0AA
Junior Choir aged 6-11 – please contact us if you wish to join
Senior Choir aged 11+ (auditioned, after 2-3 weeks) 5.45 – 7 p.m.

For all enquiries about Apollo Youth Choir events or to join, please contact
Vivienne Cox on 01732 866372 / 07970 272226
or click HERE to email


North Downs Community Orchestra

  • northLocation: Oxted School, Meridian Building Hall, Bluehouse Lane
  • Time: Wednesdays 19:30 – 21:30
  • Cost: First session free, thereafter £5.00 on the door when you can make it

If want to join us enjoying playing music with fellow musicians in a friendly and relaxed environment then please join us. Please bring a stand and a smile

North Downs Community Orchestra is an orchestra open to all. We especially encourage those who haven’t played for a long while and those who are learning and would like to experience playing in a group. No auditions, no grade requirements – aged 18 + currently. It’s all for fun so come and have a go!

Any questions then please do get in touch. Dave Ellis on 07802 788504 or Pete Matthews on 07595 024999. Email ndcorchestra@gmail.com For more information, see our website


inChoir Oxted

https://www.inchoir.co.uk/oxted-choir

inChoir is open to anybody and everybody who wants to sing. We now have over 1,100 members across 14 adult choirs in 12 locations. It doesn’t matter if you have never sung before, or if you’ve been singing for years; all are welcome! There is no audition, no need to read music or learn words, no need to sing solo or to perform. And your first session is free of charge, so you have nothing to lose! We rehearse Thursday evenings 7.30 – 9.00 Oxted Community Hall, 53 Church Lane, Oxted RH8 9NB. Contact click HERE or call 01342 713068 to let us know you’re coming.


The Sevenoaks Philharmonic Society

The Sevenoaks Philharmonic Societywww.sevenoaks-philharmonic.org.uk

The Sevenoaks Philharmonic Society is a Sevenoaks based choir with approximately one hundred singers of all ages. We perform a very varied repertoire of music, both sacred and secular, together with The Sevenoaks Philharmonic Orchestra, under the music directorship of Robyn Sevastos. There are normally three concerts a year, in March/April, June and November/December in Sevenoaks, usually at St NicholasChurch and other venues in or around Sevenoaks. We rehearse at St Luke’s Church Hall, Eardley Road, Sevenoaks, on Tuesday evenings from 8 – 10 pm.

If you would like to join us, please contact our Chairman, John Larner or our Choir Secretary, Polly Lockwood. Both John and Polly will be happy to discuss any matters regarding the Society with you.


The Cantate Choir

The Cantate Choirwww.cantate-choir.info

A Sevenoaks based Choral choir seeking to achieve the highest possible standards of performance from the sung repertoire. The Cantate Choir was formed at the beginning of 2002 since when it has performed varied music programmes at venues in the Sevenoaks area. As a local amenity the choir aims to produce high quality work which gives it the opportunity to attract high calibre professionals to work alongside it. The choir was registered as a charity in 2004. Members of the choir are singers with some training and/or experience and admission is strictly by audition.

Members of the choir are singers with some training and experience and admission is strictly by audition. If you would like to be considered for entry to the choir or would like further details of concerts, please telephone Matthew Trigg on 01892 835014. The choir can also be contacted via email info@cantate-choir.info


Rock ChoirTM

Rock Choirwww.rockchoir.com

Rock ChoirTM offers children, teenagers and adults the opportunity to sing pop, Motown, gospel and chart songs, without the need to audition, read music, or have any previous singing experience – it’s the contemporary choir for people who love to sing. Members attend weekly rehearsals, learning a repertoire of upbeat and feel good songs, leading to performances at local and national events – many of which raise money for charity.

There are now over 16,000 people of all ages and from all walks of life who experience the excitement, confidence building and emotional wellbeing of singing with Rock Choir. With over 260 rehearsals taking place each week in 186 towns across the UK, Rock Choir has been described in the national media as a ‘Nationwide Phenomenon’ and was recently the subject of a highly praised 3 part ITV1 documentary ‘The Choir That Rocks’.

Rock ChoirBook a Free Taster Session:

Oxted Rock Choir – Mondays 10:15am
Oxted Community Hall, 53, Church Lane
Oxted
RH8 9NB

Caterham Rock Choir Mondays 8pm
Whyteleafe Road
Caterham
CR3 5ED

Sevenoaks Rock Choir – Tuesdays 8pm
Vine Baptist Church, Park Lane
Sevenoaks
TN13 3UP

Visit www.rockchoir.com or telephone 01252 714276 for further details.


Sevenoaks Symphony Orchestra

Sevenoaks Symphony Orchestrawww.sevenoakssymphonyorchestra.org.uk

The Sevenoaks Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1946, and is made up of local musicians, mainly amateurs or teachers of music, with a professional conductor, Darrell Davison and leader Catherine Smart. We are set up as a charity, and our aim is to make live orchestral music available locally, something much appreciated particularly by those who cannot readily get to concerts further afield.

We don’t hold formal auditions, so if you are interested, why not come along to a rehearsal, or to one of our “repertoire evenings” when we play through music we are not rehearsing for a concert? We rehearse on Wednesday evenings at 8pm, generally during school term time, at the Sevenoaks County Primary School, Bradbourne Park Road, TN13 3LB. Free parking is available in the school grounds and near the school entrance in Bradbourne Park Road.

Our three subscription concerts each year 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, once a year we present our very popular Family Concert, aimed particularly at children of primary school age, and in each alternate year we also team up with the Sevenoaks Philharmonic Choir for a joint concert.

Do get in touch!


Chamber Music in Sevenoaks – Sevenoaks Music Club

Chamber Music in Sevenoaks - Sevenoaks Music Clubwww.sevenoaksmusicclub.org.uk

Regular Chamber Music Concerts in The Ship Theatre, Walthamstow Hall School, Sevenoaks.This season brings some more outstanding performers to Sevenoaks, both established artists and impressive newcomers, in an interesting series of programmes. A Season Ticket confers substantial discounts to concerts and discounts for occasional trips organised by the Club, to Glyndebourne, ENO etc.

Membership secretaries: Jill and Derek Campbell will be pleased to hear from you. Telephone: 01732 451581 Email info@sevenoaksmusicclub.org.uk


Oxted and Limpsfield Music Society

http://www.oxtedandlimpsfieldmusicsociety.org.uk/

The Oxted & Limpsfield Music Society brings music of the highest standard to the area, inviting world-renowned artists to perform but still being able to offer tickets at remarkably reasonable prices, as well as engaging musicians of the next generation who are emerging on to international stage careers. OLMS staged its first concert on St. Valentine’s Day, 1946. Its objective was and still is to bring to the area, at reasonable prices, music of the standard heard in London concert halls. We have been fortunate to have had highly distinguished Presidents, including Sir Adrian Boult, Dr. Eileen Joyce and our current President, the internationally acclaimed pianist, Imogen Cooper CBE.

Everybody is welcome. Membership is not required and our concerts are open to all. Tickets can be bought individually but significant savings may be made by purchasing a season ticket for all of the 5 concerts included in the 2019/20 Season.

The Society activities are reasonably priced and represent a large saving on London and even Croydon ticket prices. Students only pay half-price and nothing for the friendly and welcoming atmosphere! Concerts are held in Bawtree Concert Hall, Hazelwood School, Wolfs Hill, Limpsfield, OXTED, Surrey RH8 0QU and feature artists of International Standard.

Contact http://www.oxtedandlimpsfieldmusicsociety.org.uk/contact3.php