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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

Registered charity number 275176

Box Office LHMF


Booking Form



For the 2020 Festival concerts, ticket prices are as follows:


Single concert

April Concerts (3 Concerts)




Tiered Stalls







The LHMF Box Office is run by a member of the Festival who holds plenty of seats and does not charge a booking fee, although postage will be charged if necessary. Members of LHMF choirs may book through their own ticket secretaries or purchase and collect tickets at LHMF rehearsals.

 The Festival welcomes audiences at all its events, including the morning competitions. Competitions run from 9am to 1pm and entry is by purchase of a £3 programme for that day. Tickets for the Youth Day Competitions are only available on the day at Dorking Halls - adults £5.00, children free

Season tickets at discounted rates are only available via the LHMF Box Office.

To book, please either download a booking form here and send it with an SAE to the address given

or phone: 01403 240093

or email: boxoffice@lhmf.org.uk

or Book online with Dorking Halls Box Office -


(If your browser has issues with Dorking Hall's "buy" button, please ring the box office on 01306 881717)