NEXT OXSHOTT REHEARSAL . . . . .
. . . Monday, December 18th ()
|Our next concert in Oxshott .....
. . . will be our traditional Christmas concert, at St. Andrew's, Oxshott,
KT22 0LE, on Saturday December 9th. The featured work will
be Bob Chilcott's Gloria, and the chosen charity will be Esher Citizens Advice Bureau. Before then though, members
of Oxshott and Horsley Choral Societies will be on tour in Madrid, performing Mozart's Requiem, and other pieces.
|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.
|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.