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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

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50:50 Draw Closure

It is with sadness that it has been decided to close the 50:50 Club after the 2019 Festival draw.

Over the years, there has been a regular donation of around £900 to LHMF - no small achievement from you the members and choir representatives.

Thank you to all who have participated in any way.

And the small print:
Winners in the Festival Draw are asked to bank cheques as soon as possible as the bank account will be closed by the end of June and no Standing Orders will be processed.
All balances will be transferred to The Leith Hill Musical Festival.
Please contact :-
Sue Rees
Email: 5050@lhmf.org.uk for further info.


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