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; The Dorking Halls was built to house the Festival and opened in 1931; 'Song for a Spring Festival', written by RVW to celebrate the Festival's 50th year, may only be performed at the Festival; RVW retired as Festival Conductor in 1953, but continued to conduct the St Matthew Passion until 1958; Whilst living in Dorking, RVW composed works including Serenade to Music, Symphonies 4 - 7 and The Pilgrim's Progress; RVW conducted the first combined choirs concert at the Festival on 10 May 1905; The first competition day at the Festival exclusively for children was held in 1921; In 1934 the BBC broadcast part of the Festival performance of Dream of Gerontius; The first Festival performance of the St Matthew Passion in 1931 had 800 singers;

Leith Hill Musical Festival
Bringing choirs together
for competitions and concerts in Dorking since 1905

Registered charity number 275176

Events and tickets

Contacts

Box Office

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Christine Beckley
2 Cissbury Close, Horsham,
West Sussex RH12 5JT
Tel: 01403 240093
Email: boxoffice@lhmf.org.uk

Chairman

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Graham Aslet
Clay Hall, Clayhall Lane, Reigate,
Surrey RH2 8LD
Tel: 01737 243519
Email: chairman@lhmf.org.uk

Friends & Patrons

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Barbara Leech
8 Windermere Way,
Reigate, RH2 0LW
Tel: 01737 763795
Email: fandp@lhmf.org.uk

Fund Raising, Advertising
& Corporate sponsorship

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Helen Mardell
Tel: 01306 880061
Email: fundraising@lhmf.org.uk

Hon. Secretary
& Festival Organiser

Mandy Begg

Mandy Begg
2 Old Wintersell Farm Cottages
Dwelly Lane
Edenbridge
Kent TN8 6QD
Tel: 07779 745689
Email: secretary@lhmf.org.uk

Hon. Treasurer

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Jan Rouse
16 Lynwood Drive,Worcester Park,
Surrey KT4 7EB
Email: treasurer@lhmf.org.uk

Publicity Manager

 Godwyns Onwuchekwa

Godwyns Onwuchekwa
Tel: 07703 000339
Email: publicity@lhmf.org.uk

Vice-Chairman

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Ges Ray
55 Fairfield Drive, Dorking,
Surrey, RH4 1JQ
Email: vicechair@lhmf.org.uk


Webmaster

Rob Abrams 

Rob Abrams
Email: webmaster@lhmf.org.uk

Youth Choirs Competition
& Safeguarding Officer

 

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Heather Cordery
Email:youthday@lhmf.org.uk

50:50 Prize Draw
(members only)

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Sue Rees
Email: 5050@lhmf.org.uk