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NEXT OXSHOTT REHEARSAL . . . . .
. . . Wednesday, May 30th 7.55pm ()

Our next concert in Oxshott .....
. . . will be our summer concert, in the chapel of St John's School, Leatherhead, KT22 8SP, on Sunday June 3rd. The featured work will be Brahms' Deutsches Requiem, in the piano version for four hands, supplemented by a selection from his Liebeslieder Waltzes.


The 2018 Leith Hill Musical Festival.....
. . . will be Jonathan Willcocks' second as conductor. The festival will start with a performance of Handel's Messiah, on Sunday March 18th at the Dorking Halls. The Festival competition spans 12th-14th April, with Oxshott's division singing on Saturday 14th. The choirs have been reorganized for this year, and instead of Divisions 1, 2 and 3, there are Red, Green and Blue Divisions. This is to avoid any implication of a hierarchy, and to stop any choirs thinking that they are in a superior division to other choirs, although obviously Red is the dominant colour out of the three.
Green division (Bookham, Dorking, Holmbury St. Mary and Mickleham) sing on Thursday 12th, main work Elgar's The Kingdom. Blue division (Buckland & Betchworth, Beare Green & Newdigate, Horsley and Leatherhead) sing on Friday, main work Will Todd's Mass in Blue. On Saturday Red division (Capel, Epsom, Oxshott and Shalford) sing Vaughan Williams' Five Mystical Songs and Rutter's Mass of the Children.
The 2017 Leith Hill Musical Festival.....
. . . was Jonathan Willcocks' first as conductor. Jonathan put the choirs through their paces at combined rehearsals, and his first outing was the LHMF performance of Bach's St. Matthew Passion at the Dorking Halls. The Festival competition took place on April 6th-8th, and continuing the tradition handed down by Brian Kay, Jonathan declared afterwards that it was the best Festival he had ever conducted.

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