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The Leith Hill Musical Festival was founded in Dorking by Ralph Vaughan Williams in 1905. The LHMF Committee in its first annual report described the aim of the Festival as 'being primarily to encourage the love and study of good music in villages 10 miles of Leith Hill'. A hundred years later members of Shalford Choral Society, a competitor in the very first Festival held in 1905, describe the event as 'great fun, exhilarating, challenging, wonderful, social, daunting, highlight of the year' - sentiments which still support the original aim of the Festival. 

The Festival is one of England's leading choral events, involving eminent musicians, and is an opportunity to sing with a professional orchestra. We are privileged, as amateurs, to sing under the baton of the charismatic, pleasant and patient Brian Kay, with superb soloists and a professional orchestra.

Leith Hill Musical Festival - 2017

Saturday 8 April 2017

Full Chorus


Little Organ Mass

Andrew Carter



Fair Phyllis I saw sitting all alone


Part Song

Love on my heart from heaven fell

Alan Bullard

Men's song


arr. Paul Ayres

Women's Song

Piping down the valleys wild



To Daffodils

Harold Darke

Own Choice





You must believe in Spring

Michel LeGrand