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‘In 1973 the late Roderick and Joy Cameron, who created Great Comp’s beautiful 7-acre garden, began holding concerts in the comfortable converted stable beside the 17th century manor house. From this grew the annual Festival – “a mini-Glyndebourne of chamber music” – which quickly earned a reputation for the high quality of its concerts, performed by artists of international repute. The Festival is now run by a registered charity, the Great Comp Music Trust.’ Held during the months of July and September. ALERT Unable to raise the Website at Review; cited Wikipedia Page about the Garden, for the moment.

* Great Comp Music Festival
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‘An invaluable forum for networking ... Funded by Sevenoaks District Council, exists to support, encourage and promote all forms of artistic endeavour within Sevenoaks District. Any amateur arts organisation within the district is entitled to membership, and therefore entitled to apply for financial help for a specific production or event. This can be in the form of a grant or under-writing ... SDAC sends out a four-monthly newsletter to all members in which they can promote their activities and help with any production problems that may arise, for example loans of equipment between groups.’

* Sevenoaks District Arts Council
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Founded 1933 ‘at a time when British music making was at a pretty low ebb’. Comprises ‘a series of professional chamber music concerts ... held in the district's finest chamber music venue, the Ship Theatre, an ideal space for the appreciation of live chamber music in intimate and comfortable surroundings’. Typically, half a dozen recitals, Saturday evenings, September - April, plus a concert by participants chosen from the Sevenoaks Young Musicians Competition.

* Sevenoaks Music Club
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Annual community music festival with wide range of events, held Late June - Early July. Supported by Sevenoaks Town Council.

* Sevenoaks Summer Festival
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'Started in 1951, is well known and popular with Adjudicators and competitors as friendly and enthusiastic, and draws entries from all over the South-east ... Classes are held over two weekends in June ...  in Speech & Drama, Piano, Singing (including Choirs), Woodwind & Brass (including Orchestras), Strings and Accordions. Probably the biggest landmark in the Festival's history was the launching of the Sevenoaks Young Musician of the Year Competition, founded by June Clements in 1995. The standard of the competitors each year has been astounding ...'

* Sevenoaks Three Arts Festival
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‘Formed at the beginning of 2002 since when it has performed varied music programmes to a high standard 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 ... Members of the choir are singers with some training and experience and admission is strictly by audition ... In 2014 we were particularly delighted to win Top Choir Kent. The choir’s desire to reach new levels of excellence is driven by the warm support of its loyal and growing audience. We thank you for this and very much hope that you will continue to enjoy our concerts.‘

Category Sevenoaks
+ Cantate Choir
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‘Founded in 1964 and is still based in the village of Kemsing in Kent.  The choir gives at least four main concerts each year in the Kemsing and Sevenoaks area ...The choir's large repertoire includes major choral classics, but we are not a choral society.  Our programmes are built to a theme and consist of several shorter items in a range of styles.  Many of these pieces are on the lighter side of classical music or are contemporary arrangements of songs and carols with opera and musicals also represented.  Singers and audiences alike enjoy the variety.’

Category Community Choirs
+ Kemsing Singers
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'The premier independent youth orchestra in the South East ... Founded in 1976 by Sevenoaks violin teacher June Clements, accepting only the very best local young musicians. Small and select, Lydian remained a chamber orchestra until relatively recently. The inclusion of full brass and percussion sections for some courses has allowed the orchestra to expand and explore new repertoire ...'

+ Lydian Orchestra
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Second Wind was formed in 1998 by a group of like minded players from the area around the town of Sevenoaks in Kent ... Our repertoire includes many favourite concert band pieces as well as novel and exciting arrangements of well and lesser known music of various styles. Performance programmes are tailored to the type of event, which can be anything from an indoor concert to a summer garden fete. Many popular tunes are grouped together in medleys, such as stage shows and film scores. Single melodies often feature a solo instrument.’

+ Second Wind Concert Band
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The Phil is a friendly choir of around ninety singers ... We sing a varied repertoire of classical music, both sacred and secular, with the Sevenoaks Philharmonic Orchestra ... accompanied by professional soloists. We perform three concerts each year: in March/April, in June and in November/December ... Our summer concert is a joint concert with the Sevenoaks Symphony Orchestra forming part of the Sevenoaks Festival.’

Category Choral Societies
+ Sevenoaks Philharmonic Society
Also indexedSevenoaks Philharmonic Orchestra
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‘Founded in 1944, is made up of 70 local musicians with a professional conductor and leader ... 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. We also team up with the Sevenoak Philharmonic Choir for a joint concert in June.‘

+ Sevenoaks Symphony Orchestra
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‘Explores the finest a cappella choral music from the Renaissance to the present day, but has a special affection for early music of the 16th and 17th centuries. Mostly performing in and around Sevenoaks in Kent.’

Category Chamber Choirs
+ Temenos Chamber Choir
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‘The Festival Theatre is an open air venue set in a magical location in the award winning gardens of Hever Castle in Edenbridge, Kent. The stage is fully covered and the seating is tiered with the vast majority of seats under new seating canopies, which means if the sun doesn't shine, the audience can still enjoy the spectacular setting with protection from the weather.’

@ Hever Castle
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