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OXSHOTT CHORAL SOCIETY LHMF
     A Constituent Choir of the Leith Hill Musical Festival
     


 
NEXT OXSHOTT REHEARSAL . . . . .
. . Wednesday, October 16th 7.55pm

Our next concert . . .
. . will be our 2019 Christmas concert, in St Andrew's Church, Oxshott, KT22 0LE, on Saturday December 14th. We will be singing J S Bach's Magnificat in D, and a selection of Christmas music old and new, and in the interval there will be the irresistible allure of wine and hot mince pies and sausage rolls.
Our chosen charity this year will be Elmbridge Community Link.


Our 2018 Christmas concert in Oxshott . . .
Gloria! . . was again given to a full house. 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.....
. . . 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 William Godfree. 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, see LHMF website.

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.

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