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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

Diary

The following are the Festival events currently scheduled in the diary.

PS is the The Priory School, West Bank, Dorking RH4 3DG

URC is the United Reform Church Hall, 55 West Street, Dorking, RH4 1BS.

DH is the Dorking Halls, Reigate Road, Dorking, RH4 1SG.

DCC is the Dorking Christian Centre, Church Street, Dorking, RH4 1DW.


* other venues notified elsewhere

Event Day Date Time Place
2019
General Committee Friday 11 Jan 8 pm *
St John Passion Rehearsal Sunday Jan 13 3 pm PS
St John Passion Rehearsal Friday Jan 18 7.45 PS
Combined Rehearsal Blue Division Saturday 19 Jan 10am-noon PS
Combined Rehearsal Red Division Saturday 19 Jan 1 pm - 3 pm PS
Combined Rehearsal Green Division Saturday 19 Jan 3.45- 5.45 pm PS
St John Passion Rehearsal Sunday 27 Jan 3 pm PS
St John Passion Rehearsal Friday 1 Feb 7.45 PS
St John Passion Rehearsal Sunday 10 Feb 3 pm PS
St John Passion Rehearsal Friday 15 Feb 7.45 PS
Combined Rehearsal Green Division Saturday 23 Feb 10am-noon PS
Combined Rehearsal Blue Division Saturday 23 Feb 1 pm - 3 pm PS
Combined Rehearsal Red Division Saturday 23 Feb 3.45- 5.45pm PS
St John Passion Rehearsal Sunday 3 March 3 pm URC
St John Passion Rehearsal Saturday 9 March 2 pm DH
St John Passion Rehearsal Sunday 10th March 2 pm DH
St John Passion Performance
Sunday 10th March 7.30 DH
Youth Day Saturday 16th March 9 am - 5 pm DH
Combined Rehearsal Red Division Sunday 24 March 10am-noon PS
Combined Rehearsal Green Division Sunday 24 March 1 pm - 3 pm PS
Combined Rehearsal Blue Division Sunday 24 March 3.45- 5.45pm PS
Festival Day - Red Division Thursday 11 April 7.30 pm DH
Festival Day - Green Division Friday 12 April
7.30 pm DH
Festival Day - Blue Division Saturday 13 April 7.30 pm DH