The new Conductor of the Leith Hill Musical Festival is coming to Dorking to host a ‘come and sing’ event as part of the Mole Valley Arts Alive Festival. Participants will have the pleasure of learning works chosen by him, including his 'Sing Africa' and Faure's ever-popular 'Requiem', and then ‘performing’ them informally at the end of the day.
REGISTRATION from 10.00 to 10.45
MUSIC FOR THE DAY AND TEA OR COFFEE INCLUDED
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Dorking (from London) and Dorking Deepdene (cross-country to Reigate, Guildford and Redhill) railway stations are about 10 minutes' walk from Dorking Halls. Car parking behind the Halls or elsewhere in Dorking costs £6 for the day.
What can/can't I bring to the event?
You don't need much, since all music and hot drinks are included. There are limited cloakroom facilities so you may prefer to keep your things by your seat in the hall, which you will retain for the whole day (in voice part sections).
Food and drink?
There is a full bar serving drinks and light refreshments. There will be mid-morning and mid-afternoon breaks, as well as an hour for lunch when either food can be bought, or many restaurants in the town are readily available. You are not permitted to consume your own food and drink within the Halls.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Yes. Also we can accept a facsimile on your phone.
What is the refund policy?
We regret that we are unable to accept requests for refunds.
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Leith Hill Musical Festival
Leith Hill Musical Festival (conducted by Ralph Vaughan Williams for 50 years) brings together over two thousand singers for five days every year, to perform an extraordinary variety of choral works. For this ‘Come & Sing’, singers from across the country are invited to join the Festival for an event that is always a delight. On a recent visit, Judith Weir, Master of The Queen’s Music, found "RVW's wonderfully humanitarian musical vision in full working order" and described his legacy as “liberal, artistic, grounded and generous”.