Leith Hill Musical Festival is a registered charity founded in 1905, the purpose of which is essentially musical education. This is pursued by running competitions for adult and youth choirs and by putting on concerts. This educates the performers and (hopefully) the listeners, as well as raising standards. To do this effectively, concerts need to be of a good standard and the Festival employs a professional conductor, Jonathan Willcocks, professional orchestras and soloists.
However to charge the full sustainable cost would defeat the object of educating the public because the concerts would become out of the price bracket many people could afford. The Festival's financial aim is to maintain sufficient reserves to stay in business, but this means that fundraising is needed throughout the year.
The Festival is very grateful to all those who have helped, and continue to help its work through their generous donations. Donations or bequests in wills can be made either to the Festival or to the LHMF Trust. As both are registered charities, bequests to either are entirely fee of tax, while Gift Aid form here enables tax to be recovered on life-time gifts. The Festival (charity registered number 275176) will generally use your money to meet day to day requirements. Please contact the Hon Treasurer Email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.