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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

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Leith Hill Musical Festival Fund Raising 2017

We are holding a BRIDGE TEA

on Thursday March 16th

1.45 for a 2.00 p.m. start.

 In Holmbury St Mary Village Hall.

There will be a delicious tea including sandwiches, savouries and home made cakes. There are prizes to be won and of course, a raffle.

It is a lovely venue with good car parking. Directions will be emailed to you when you book a table.

Please tell your bridge playing friends about it and encourage them to book. It is £40 for each table of four players.

Don't forget to sign up soon - bookings closing 1st March!

Please download the booking form, or email fundraising@lhmf.org