In September 1920, Horsley resident Mr Harold H. Coote wrote to several of his fellow villagers asking them to become either members or vice-presidents of a new choral group. 
 A donation of one guinea bestowed the honour of being vice president and one of the earliest to respond to Mr Coote’s letter was Tommy Sopwith (of Camel fame) who lived at Horsley Towers.  
In the years following, ‘The Horsley Glee Party’ held concerts in the local village hall and following a fortuitous name change finally became ‘Horsley Choral Society’
In 1930 the choir, under conductor W.H. Maelor Jones, joined the Leith Hill Musical Festival, founded by Margaret Vaughan Williams and Evangeline Farrer and conducted by Ralph Vaughan Williams,  at the new Dorking Halls. Rising through the ranks Horsley joined the ‘Advanced’ division in 1979 with the ‘Horsley Quartet’ dominating the Quartet (and latterly Ensemble Class) for nearly three decades.

HCS continues to be a LHMF choir singing in the competition which takes place every spring, still at the Dorking Halls, In 2024 HCS competed with 5 other choirs and were crowned worthy winners. In the evening in keeping with festival tradition all six choirs combined for a public concert under the  baton of retiring festival conductor, Jonathan Willcocks. He is succeeded by Neil Ferris.
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