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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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Brian Kay returns!

Festival Update

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Brian Kay returns!


A Zoom evening with our President
7.15 pm for a 7.30 start on Friday 9th April

We are delighted to invite you to join us on Zoom for an evening with Brian Kay in conversation with Jonathan Willcocks,
talking about his career, life and anecdotes.
Pose any questions to Brian - send them to secretary@lhmf.org.uk in advance of the evening.  
 
To join us on April 9th, simply register here:
 
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYkcumqqjgjHtdih-UBJKSODgVZccW-h4T9

 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email telling you how to join in the evening's fun.

Place an order for Brian’s book