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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 - 2019


Thursday 11th April 2019

Full Chorus

 Mass in Bb



William Godfree


April is in My Mistress’ Face


Part Song

Old Joe has gone fishing


Upper Voices

The water of Tyne

arr. Michael Neaum

Lower Voices


Janet Wheeler


Dance to your Daddy

arr. David Stone

Own Choice

to be  confirmed