Leatherhead Choral Society (LCS) was founded in 1928, when towns were first admitted to the famous Leith Hill Musical Festival in Dorking and we have taken part in the Festival every year since then. Since 2008 we have sung in Division Three, competing against, and singing with, Dorking, Epsom and Horsley choral societies. You can see how we get on each year here.
Apart from the Festival, we usually give a concert in the Summer and another in the Winter, and often take part in other events such as carol concerts.
We are a friendly amateur choir and sing a very wide range of repertoire, from sixteenth century madrigals to contemporary works and arrangements. Performances in recent years have included: Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle, Handel Dixit Dominus, Vivaldi Gloria, Karl Jenkins The Armed Man (see picture), John Rutter Mass of the Children, Carl Orff Carmina Burana, Bob Chilcott Jubilate and many other works of all kinds. including the first performance of several works by our Musical Director. See the calendar page for details of forthcoming concerts.
Our musical director and conductor since 2001 is Ian Assersohn, a local conductor, award-winning composer, teacher and accompanist. As composer he has written piano music, chamber music, solo songs and works for choir, and a children’s musical. Ian is Musical Director of Concordia Singers (based in Crawley), and Wisley Dawn Chorus and has also appeared as a guest conductor with many other groups.
Our accompanist is Gina Eason, a well-known and talented local musician who is also closely involved with a number of other choirs and chamber groups in the area.
Key People: For a list of current committee members and other key folk, click here.
Vulnerable Adults: Download our vulnerable adults policy here.