We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue using our website, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on the Leith Hill Musical Festival website. Further information on cookies and how to change your settings is available here.

; 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

Diary

The following are the Festival events currently scheduled in the diary.

PS is the The Priory School, West Bank, Dorking RH4 3DG

URC is the United Reform Church Hall, 55 West Street, Dorking, RH4 1BS.

DH is the Dorking Halls, Reigate Road, Dorking, RH4 1SG.

DCC is the Dorking Christian Centre, Church Street, Dorking, RH4 1DW.


* other venues notified elsewhere

Event Date Time Place
2019
General Committee Meeting 25 Oct 20.00 DCC
2020
General Committee Meeting 17 Jan 20.00 DCC
B Minor Mass
8th March * DH
Youth Day 14th March 9am - 5pm DH
Festival Day - Blue Division 16th April 7.30 pm DH
Festival Day - Red Division 17th April 7.30 pm DH
Festival Day - Green Division 18th April 7.30 pm DH
Come and Sing
10th Oct * *
2021
Festival Day - Yellow Division 15th April 7.30 pm DH
Festival Day - Purple Division 16th April 7.30 pm DH
Festival Day - Orange Division 17th April 7.30 pm DH