NEXT OXSHOTT REHEARSAL . . .
. . Wednesday, May 25th 7.55pm
Our next concert . . .
. . will be our 2022 Summer concert, "Gloriana", in St Andrew's Church, Oxshott, on Sunday June 12th, at 7.30pm. We will be singing Haydn's Imperial Mass, which has an apt alternative title of Missa in Angustiis - a Mass for Trouble Times - and a selection of music chosen to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, and we will be joined by members of Horsley Choral Society.
Tickets £15 (under-18s £6) from 01932 863082, or from choir members.
Our last concert . . .
. . was our 2021 Christmas concert, in St Andrew's Church, Oxshott. We sang excerpts from Handel's Messiah, and a selection of Christmas music old and new. Unfortunately there was no interval to be enlivened by the customary wine and hot mince pies and sausage rolls. Despite the audience size being limited by Covid-19 precautions, we managed to raise £410 for our Christmas charity, B@titude, a shop in Leatherhead which, according to it's website, "sells second-hand babies (!) and children's clothes"
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The 2022 Leith Hill Musical Festival . . .
. . took place with a slightly different format, due to the uncertainty over the resumption of choral activities in the lead up period. The opening concert, Handel's Messiah, was cancelled, but the Festival itself was enacted over two days rather than the usual three. Competition was limited, and optional, but the afternoon rehearsals and evening concerts took place as usual. Our own Val Beynon presented the prizes in the evening, in recognition of her over 50 years as a Leith Hill conductor. More details on the LHMF website.
The 2021 Leith Hill Musical Festival . . .
. . was unfortunately cancelled. It would have been Jonathan Willcocks' fifth festival as conductor.
The 2020 Leith Hill Musical Festival . . .
. . would have been Jonathan Willcocks' fourth as conductor. The opening concert did take place, unusually a performance of Bach's B-minor Mass,
on Sunday March 8th at the Dorking Halls, just before the Coronavirus lockdown began. The Festival competition, scheduled for 16th-18th April, unfortunately had to be cancelled.
The 2019 Leith Hill Musical Festival . . .
. . was Jonathan Willcocks' third as conductor. The festival started with a performance of Bach's St John Passion,
on Sunday March 10th at the Dorking Halls. The Festival competition took place over 11th-13th April.
Red division (Capel, Epsom, Oxshott and Shalford) sang on Thursday - Hummel's Mass in B-flat Major and Requiem by
Blue division (Buckland & Betchworth, Beare Green & Newdigate, Horsley and Leatherhead) sang on Friday, main
works Carl Orff's Carmina Burana and Travelling Tales by Alan Bullard. Green division (Bookham, Dorking,
Holmbury St. Mary and Mickleham) sang on Saturday, main works J S Bach's Magnificat and Haydn's Creation.
For full listings of the music in all classes,