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;
Registered charity number 275176
Leith Hill Musical Festival Fund Raising 2017
We held a BRIDGE TEA
on Thursday March 16th
In Holmbury St Mary Village Hall.
The Bridge Tea on Thursday was a great success.
We had 10 tables of players.
Special gratitude to Kate Ryder and friends from Horsley made a delicious tea which was well received.
The choirs provided lovely raffle prizes.
A big thank you to everyone involved.