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Music at Leith Hill Place

The elegant rooms of Leith Hill Place will echo with the timeless beauty of music this July in an exciting and varied series of musical concerts, recitals and opera.

Leith Hill Place was the childhood home of composer, Ralph Vaughan Williams and the magical setting where he was first inspired to explore music. Nestling gracefully in the Surrey Hills, where better to spend a summer’s afternoon or evening with family and friends.

On Saturday 1 July at 6.30pm the Royal College of Music provides the music, along with an informative talk on English landscape paintings given by renowned artist, Jo Lewis.  This is the second in our series of music provided by the Royal College of Music. It is an evening with a difference as we will be exploring works from Bridge, Kodaly, Prokofiev and Vaughan Williams as well as the history of English landscape paintings.

This intimate concert will take place in The Terrace Room at Leith Hill Place, where Ralph Vaughan Williams grew up and was taught music by his Aunt Sophie. Tickets for the evening must be booked in advance and will include non-alcoholic interval refreshments and cost £20. To book tickets please call 0344 249 1895.

For an evening performance of English folk songs, Morrigan return to Leith Hill Place on Friday, 7 July from 6pm til 8pm. This four-piece a cappella group from South London, have performed at many festivals, including the Brandenburg Festival and the Lancaster Music Festival and will, this evening, perform their own arrangements of a selection of songs originally collected from around the country by Ralph Vaughan Williams. Morrigan will also explain the history behind the origins of the songs and where they were collected giving an insight into how Vaughan Williams developed them for his classical repertoire. Tickets for this event cost £10 and may be booked on 0344 249 1895.

 

A special afternoon for babies and toddlers will be held in the Terrace Room on Saturday 15 July at 2:30pm. Jingle Ring is a relaxed session of music for little ones, with lots of singing and musical instruments for them to play. This event is free with normal admission and it is not necessary to book.

On Saturday, 22 July, Leith Hill Place will be the magical setting for an evening performance entitled ‘Oh to be in England’ performed by Opera Prelude.

 

Opera Prelude is a small charity that supports young professional singers at the start of their career, bringing friendly and inclusive performances of opera into the community. Opera Prelude supports 35 rising stars, with the all-round skills to succeed in a highly competitive industry, by providing experience, fairly-paid performance opportunities, mini grants and bursaries.

 

‘Oh to Be in England’ is a celebration of English Song, exploring the wealth of songs inspired by our home country. This delightful evening of music captures the English spirit, its voice and its melodies, against the backdrop of Leith Hill Place, nestled in the Surrey Hills. The performance will be in The Terrace Room at Leith Hill Place, childhood home of the great composer, Ralph Vaughan Williams. The evening will begin at 6.30pm and finish at 8.30pm.  Tickets for this event cost £20. To book tickets please call 0344 249 1895

 

 

For more information please call Leith Hill Place on 01306 711685 or click here to visit the website 

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