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Horsley Choral Society

....a Leith Hill Festival Choir


 HCS perform two main concerts a year. These are always well attended and as well as enjoying the music, we try to raise money for local charities. We sing throughout the year by invitation at local events and by private invitation and also join with other choirs to perform. 

In the autumn term we prepare for our Christmas concert which since 2015 has been held at St Andrew's Church in Cobham. Works performed have included Puccini's 'Messa di Gloria'; Handel's Messiah; Mozart’s Vesperae solennes de Confessore and Pergolesi's Magnificat all of which have been sung together with traditional and modern Christmas music and carols. Audience participation always makes this a lovely start to the Christmas festivities and St Andrew's has proved to be a lovely venue for choir and audience alike. 

In the summer we join forces with Oxshott Choral Society, also under the directorship of our MD Val Beynon and have had some very enjoyable collaborations. The music performed has ranged from mixed programmes of shorter pieces based around a theme such as 'Summertime' which featured music from England and 'Across the Pond' to larger works including Mozart's Requiem and Brahms' 'Ein Deutsches Requiem' with both concerts featuring other works by these great composers.  In 2022 our summer concert entitled 'Gloriana' and featured suitably royal themed music but also some favourites of the Queen.

As part of the Leith Hill Festival Choir, we join with eleven other Surrey choirs to compete and later sing together in an evening concert under the baton of the Festival Conductor at the annual Leith Hill Musical Festival.  Jonathan Willcocks, is Festival Conductor and the opportunity to sing with a large choir and orchestra in the evening is always very enjoyable.

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To see a list of all the music we have sung over the past couple of decades, click here