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Leith Hill Musical Festival

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Capel Choral Society is the only remaining founding choir of the Leith Hill Musical Festival and has taken part in every LHMF since it was founded in 1905, with celebrated local composer Ralph Vaughan Williams as the festival's original Music Director, a role he maintained for over 50 years.

In more recent years popular BBC broadcaster and ex-Kings Singer Brian Kay held the post of Festival Conductor before handing over in 2016 to the current post-holder Jonathan Willcocks.

On festival day, we perform at Dorking Halls in friendly competition with the other local choirs in our Division, before joining forces in the evening to perform as a massed chorus with professional soloists and a full orchestra, under the baton of Jonathan Willcocks.


This year, (2024) our programme includes:


Mozart: Requiem

Vaughan Williams: Serenade to Music

To find out more about LHMF, visit the festival website,

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