The Society was formed in 1927 with the objective of promoting choral music in the locality and of taking part in the annual Leith Hill Musical Festival www.lhmf.org.uk held in Dorking which at that time had already been running for more than 20 years. 



Participation in the Leith Hill Music Festival has always been at the heart of the Society's activities. We also give regular concerts in the summer and in the autumn, plus our very popular carol concerts in the village at Christmas at St Nicolas Church. Most of our concerts are performed locally in Bookham, Leatherhead or Dorking and we occasionally perform in other Surrey venues. A typical year looks like:


  •  September - Mid November: Autumn Concert                         

  •  November - December: Carol Concert

  •  January - April: Leith Hill Concert

  •  May - Mid July: Summer Concert


On the organised social side we usually have a late New Year's party in early January, (although in 2019 we swapped New Year for a Summer barbecue); and an annual fundraising coffee morning in March. On occasion we  attend the Bookham Village Day. Our choir members also organise ad-hoc social events such as heading off to London to sing the Messiah at the Royal Albert Hall with the Really Big Chorus!



Our season is split into three terms, running through from September to the end of June or early July. During that period we rehearse on Tuesday evenings from 7.45pm - 9.45pm 

We meet at Eastwick Road Church Hall in Eastwick Road, Great Bookham, Surrey KT23 4BE.


If the idea of singing choral music attracts you then why not come and sing with us - we are always keen to welcome new singers. The best time to join us is at the beginning of a new term i.e. September, January or April but we would be pleased to see you at any rehearsal.  Rehearsals for the Autumn Term will begin 6th September 2022 at Eastwick Road Church Hall , Eastwick Road, Great Bookham KT23 4BE.



We are proud to be a local, community based choir. Pre-covid we had approximately 80 members covering a wide age range. New members are always welcome. We have no auditions or other entry formalities; the only requirement is that you enjoy singing, can sing in tune and commit to regular attendance at rehearsals. We are particularly keen to welcome additional tenors, but have space for all voices.


Money Matters-subs for Autumn Term 2022

Our subs are to be confirmed. Members normally pay a combined subscription covering the Autumn and Spring season, but this can be split into two payments if required. Our subs for the Summer term 2022 were £55 and included all music hire and rehearsals for the term-but not our breaktime cuppa and biscuits!



Why not drop in on one of our rehearsals without commitment? We are rehearsing at Eastwick Road Church Hall , Eastwick Road, Great Bookham KT23 4BE (see map below). We'll be delighted to see new singers at 7.45pm. 

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