Following Government guidance on the Covid-19 situation in general, and the closure of the Dorking Halls until further notice in particular, the Leith Hill Festival that was due to run from 16 April to 18 April 2020 has been postponed. It is hoped that a two -day Festival featuring two evening concerts but no choral competitions will take place in Dorking Halls on 18 September 2020 and 19 September 2020, although this is conditional on a significant improvement in the general situation and the reopening of the Dorking Halls. A final decision on whether the Festival will go ahead in this format will be taken around the middle of July.
The concert on Friday 18 September will feature the Blue Division performing Vaughan Williams – A Sea Symphony. On Saturday 19 September the Red and Green Divisions will combine to sing Mozart - Mass in C minor, Mendelssohn - Hear my Prayer and Blackford - Mirror of Perfection. For both concerts we will be joined by our original teams of soloists and Southern pro Musica.
A number of people who have bought tickets for the April concert have asked whether they can be transferred to the revised September dates. The position is as follows:
Tickets bought through the Dorking Halls:
Anyone wishing to have a refund should approach the Dorking Halls directly. Their website states that they will be in touch with all their customers once they know the revised Festival arrangements. They should be able to offer tickets for the revised Festival days once they have them.
Tickets bought through the LHMF Booking Office:
We hope that the majority of people who bought tickets through the LHMF website will want to transfer their tickets to one of the revised Festival days. If needed, we will refund their purchase money or, if they wish to donate the money to the Festival, we will accept it, collect the Gift Aid and be very grateful.
This website will be kept under constant review and updated when appropriate.
Graham Aslet LHMF Chairman
Mandy Begg Festival Organiser
1 April 2020