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     A Constituent Choir of the Leith Hill Musical Festival

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

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The 2021 Leith Hill Musical Festival . . .
. . has been drastically altered because of the uncertainty over when we can return to singing and the consequent available rehearsal time. The LHMF committee has had to abandon any thoughts of putting on a postponed 2020 festival, and has proposed that for 2021 there will be two combined concerts, on April 16th and 17th, and no competition between choirs.

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 has had to be cancelled. Current thinking is that the competition main works will be performed in two concerts at the beginning of September, without any of the normal divisional competitions between choirs.
Blue division (Buckland & Betchworth, Beare Green & Newdigate, Horsley and Leatherhead) were due to sing Vaughan Williams' A Sea Symphony. The main work for Red division (Capel, Epsom, Oxshott and Shalford) was Mozart's Mass in C-minor. Green division (Bookham, Dorking, Holmbury St. Mary and Mickleham) were due to sing Richard Blackford's Mirror of Perfection.

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.


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