MICKLEHAM CHORAL SOCIETY
'COME AND SING' New members are sure of a warm welcome to our first rehearsal of the year on Thursday 6th September - Mickleham Village Hall at 8.00pm
Mickleham Choral Society performs three concerts per year as well as taking part in the Leith Hill Music Festival in the late Spring.
In November we have a Remembrance Day Concert in which the choral society is joined by other local musicians. This is followed by a Christmas Carol Party in December.
In January we start preparing for our performance in the Leith Hill Festival and we end the year with a themed Summer Concert. See the 'History of MCS' page for recent concerts.
The Society meets on a Thursday evening at 8:00pm in Mickleham Village Hall from September to the end of June.
We always welcome new singers - no experience necessary - just a desire to come and sing. For more information or if you are interested in joining, please use the 'Contact Us' link below.
LEITH HILL FESTIVAL RESULTS 2109
Winner of 'Own Choice' class
Runners up in Ensemble, Lower voices song, Madrigal
View the full scoresheet on the members page.
OUR NEXT CONCERT
Saturday 22nd June 2019
St Martin’s Church, Dorking, 7.30pm
Vivaldi Gloria with full orchestra.
and other pieces including
Ave Maria - Rossini
Ave Maria - Caccini
River of the Water of Life - Archer
The Tide Rises - Bullard
Moon River - Mancini arr Mackay
Jamaican Rumba - Arthur Benjamin - piano duet - Jan and Tracy
Two for the Price of One - Andrew Carter
Alleluia - Bernon
Ev’ry Time I Feel the Spirit - Trad arr. Chilcott
Walk in Jerusalem - Trad arr. Humphris
Soon I Will be Done - trad arr Loomer
Summertime - Gershwin
Arirang - Trad Korean arr. Hyo-Won Woo
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Each year in April, the town of Dorking plays host to the Leith Hill Music Festival for local choral societies.
This was founded in 1905 by Margaret Vaughan Williams, sister of the composer Ralph Vaughan Williams, and Lady (Evangeline) Farrer, wife of Lord Farrer of Abinger Hall. Ralph Vaughan Williams was the Festival Conductor from 1905 to 1953. The present Festival Conductor is Jonathan Willcocks.
It is a competitive festival lasting three days, each day with a different division of choirs; each evening the choirs who have competed during the day combine to give a concert of the works which form the subject of the competitions.
After the death of Vaughan Williams in 1958, the festival committee commissioned from David McFall A.R.A., two identical bronze plaques with a likeness of the composer; one was placed in St. Martin's church and one in the Dorking Halls. In 2001 a smaller than life size bronze statue of Vaughan Williams by William Fawke was erected outside the Dorking Halls.