Sheringham and Cromer Choral Society was founded in 1933 and the choir currently has a membership of around 100. Our repertoire is quite varied but is made up mainly of large choral works by composers from the 17th through to the 21st century. The concerts performed in the last few years have ranged from Bach's Mass in B Minor to Carl Orff's Carmina Burana. In 2014 we commissioned celebrated composer Patrick Hawes to write Eventide (In Memoriam Edith Cavell) which we performed in Norwich Cathedral and Sheringham to commemorate the centenary of WW1. Each year the choir puts on three concerts and also runs a 'Come and Sing' event in the early autumn. We practice on Monday evenings in term time, 7.20-9pm, in the school hall at Sheringham High School. The choir welcomes singers of all voices and abilities without audition.

News and notices

Rehearsal Accompanist
Thr 7 May 2015

At the end of this season we sadly say goodbye to our current Rehearsal Accompanist Lawrence Tao who will be much missed at our weekly Rehearsals. However, the good news is that he will still be available as a concert organist - he has already been booked for our November concert with the London Mozart Players. Make a note in your diary now: Saturday 28 November 7.30pm Cromer Parish Church when we perform the Norfolk premiere of local composer Richard Allain's Vespers.

This means that we are now actively seeking a replacement Rehearsal Accompanist to commence in September 2015. Applications should be sent to info@sheringhamandcromerchoral.co.uk 

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A thoroughly enjoyable concert
Mon 30 Mar 2015

SCCS in Rehearsal
SCCS in Rehearsal

"On the eve of Holy Week Nathan Waring led the Sheringham and Cromer Choral Society in a cleverly conceived musical homage to Lent." So begins Austin Stephens review in today's Eastern Daily Press.

............performance of Stainer's Crucifixion in Waring's capable hands was both elegant and dramatically moving

......soloists Paul Smy with gorgeous honeyed tone, and Tom Stoddart were engaging and authoritative

.......Waring's A Lenten Prayer written for this choir, who delighted in giving the piece its world premiere performance, (an) attractive lyrical work ........central section a tenor and bass duet is particularly beautiful and the whole piece will surely become widely performed

.......a thoroughly enjoyable concert

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Another Premiere Performance for SCCS
Fri 6 Mar 2015

The choir were surprised and delighted when musical director, Nathan Waring, announced that the new "anonymous" piece which they had been rehearsing was in fact composed by him. A Lenten Prayer takes words from a prayer for Ash Wednesday written by Australian academic Revd Professor William Loader. Composed for SATB choir, tenor and bass solists and organ the work will receive its first performance in the Society's Spring Concert in St Peter's Church Sheringham on Saturday 28 March at 7.30pm. All the music in the programme has been especially chosen for Lent. 

Tickets are available from the Sheringham Little Theatre Box Office at £12 each (£15 on the door) UNDER 18's FREE. Telephone 01263 822347 

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Music for Independence Day Garden Party

Saturday 4 July 2015, 2pm to 5pm
Mannington Hall, Nr Norwich Norfolk NR11 7BB
Sheringham and Cromer Choral Society

Nathan Waring Musical Director

Lawrence Tao  Accompanist

Geoff Cummings-Knight Pianist (incidental music)

At the kind invitation of Lord and Lady Walpole you are invited to join us for a Garden Party at Mannington Hall. This is a fund raising event for Sheringham and Cromer Choral Society a registered charity - please come and support us so that we may continue to perform wonderful choral music.

We are currently planning a highly exciting and innovative programme for 2015/2016. Unfortunately music making is quite an expensive undertaking, particularly when professional soloists and orchestras are involved. Many of the traditional sources of funding are no longer available to us and ticket income from concerts often only goes a small way to cover the costs involved. In particular the costs of hiring and /or purchasing  music scores is increasing rapidly partly as a consequence of funding cuts at the Norfolk Library Service. To ensure we rehearse weekly to a high standard all our members pay an annual subscription (currently £80).

Enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Mannington Gardens. Tea and cake will be provided. There will be music throughout the afternoon. The choir will sing on two occasions and there will be incidental piano music. In keeping with the date (Independence Day) the occasion will have a north American theme and, almost certainly, the choir will provide a taster of items from our forthcoming Gala Picnic concert at the Auden Theatre (Sunday 12 July)

We look forward to seeing you there. Ticket holders are requested to bring their own chairs.

Tickets £10 (children under 15 £5) ADVANCE SALES ONLY from the Box Office, Mannington Hall Norfolk NR11 7BB Telephone 01263 584175

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