NEXT OXSHOTT REHEARSAL . . . . .
. . . Wednesday, February 20th 7.55pm (Ladies first)
Our next concert in Oxshott .....
. . . was our Christmas celebration, in St Andrew's Church, Oxshott,
on Saturday December 15th. The featured work was Vivaldi's Gloria,
accompanied by Christmas carols for choir and audience, and with the
traditional hot mince pies and sausage rolls in the interval. The charity to benefit this year was Surrey Care Trust, whose work you can find out about here. The retiring collection raised over £1,000 for them.
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The 2019 Leith Hill Musical Festival.....
. . . will be Jonathan Willcocks' third as conductor. The festival starts with a performance of Bach's St John Passion,
on Sunday March 10th at the Dorking Halls. The Festival competition spans 11th-13th April.
Red division (Capel, Epsom, Oxshott and Shalford) sing on Thursday - Hummel's Mass in B-flat Major and Requiem by
Blue division (Buckland & Betchworth, Beare Green & Newdigate, Horsley and Leatherhead) sing on Friday, main
works Carl Orff's Carmina Burana and Travelling Tales by Alan Bullard. Green division (Bookham, Dorking,
Holmbury St. Mary and Mickleham) sing on Saturday, main works J S Bach's Magnificat and Haydn's Creation.
For full listings of the music in all classes,
The 2018 Leith Hill Musical Festival.....
. . . was Jonathan Willcocks' second as conductor. The festival started with a performance of Handel's Messiah,
on Sunday March 18th at the Dorking Halls. The Festival competition spanned 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) sang on Thursday 12th, main work Elgar's The Kingdom.
Blue division (Buckland & Betchworth, Beare Green & Newdigate, Horsley and Leatherhead) sang on Friday, main work Will
Todd's Mass in Blue. On Saturday Red division (Capel, Epsom, Oxshott and Shalford) sang Vaughan Williams' Five Mystical
Songs and Rutter's Mass of the Children. Jonathan declared afterwards that
it was the best Festival he had ever conducted.