The Sackville Singers began as a group of friends who gathered in 1979 to sing madrigals for fun and to raise money for charities.
In the years since, the choir has doubled in size, though still a chamber choir, and the repertoire has broadened to include major works and eccentric ones. We have welcomed a regular accompanist to the group and invited orchestras of varying compositions, from string quartets to jazz ensembles, to join us. We have sung in most of the churches in Sevenoaks, and in Brasted, at the Tudeley Festival, Canterbury Cathedral, in Knole’s Great Hall and Stone Court. And, once, notably in a barn in the rain.
Our directors were originally invited for a concert or two, then one proved so good, and coincided with the departure of the founder, that he, Anthony Dawson, stayed on the podium for 20 years. When Anthony retired from the choir in 2010 Jozik Kotz was appointed. Jozik has continued the choir’s quest for fine singing and exciting repertoire.
We still sing for fun and to raise money for charities with usually four concerts a year dedicated to local and national causes.
Sackville Singers is a Registered Charity. Registered Charity No 1005866