Sheringham and Cromer Choral Society was founded in 1933 and the choir currently has a membership of around 90. 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. 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, 7:15 - 8:45, in the school hall at Sheringham High School. The choir welcomes singers of all
voices and abilities without audition. Tenors and basses, in particular, are always in short supply! Our Musical Director is Nathan Waring and his deputy
and rehearsal accompanist is Lawrence Tao. This talented duo make our rehearsals both enjoyable and productive...
News and notices
Young Opera Singers in Gala Concert
Tue 21 May 2013
Sheringham and Cromer Choral in rehearsal for Carmina Burana Summer 2012
Plans are well advanced for our 80th Anniversary Gala Concert in the Auden Theatre Holt on Saturday 6 July at 6.30pm. Not only will we be joined by the fabulous Norfolk Symphony Orchestra but all our soloists are young opera singers, two with Royal Opera House Covent Garden (Emma Smith soprano and Gavin Horsley bass) and one with Glyndebourne (William Knight tenor).
And to make the most of such a special occasion this summer concert will once again include an extended interval so that audience and performers may picnic on the lawns outside the theatre.
We are hoping for another sell-out performance so book your tickets now!
See below (or go to Diary page) for full concert details
Summer Concert Press Release
Norfolk Symphony Orchestra
Tue 23 Oct 2012
We are delighted to announce that the Norfolk Symphony Orchestra will join us on 6 July for our Summer Gala Concert celebrating the 80th anniversary of the formation of the choral society.
nso web site
World first wish granted
Thr 21 Mar 2013
Bob Cumber, Chairman, announces news of Grant from Arts Council England
Eastern Daily Press announce Grant for the Arts funding from Arts Council England for Sheringham and Cromer Choral Society
Read EDP article
Arts Council Funding for Patrick Hawes Commission
Fri 1 Mar 2013
Patrick Hawes with (L-R) Bob Cumber (Chairman), Sylvia Levete (Concert Manager), Nathan Waring (Musical Director)
We are delighted to announce that the Society has been awarded a grant of £31,110 by Arts Council England towards the cost of commissioning and performing a major new choral work from the renowned composer, Patrick Hawes who lives nearby in north Norfolk. The new work will receive its premiere in Norwich Cathedral in July 2014 to commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of World War 1. The composition will celebrate the courage and faith of Edith Cavell the Norfolk nurse who was executed in Belgium in 1915 and who is buried - and still much remembered - in Norwich Cathedral.
The performers at the premiere will include the celebrated soprano, Elin Manahan Thomas, the English Chamber Orchestra and a children's choir from students attending the international Britten Music Course at Gresham's. There will also be a special performance in St Peter's Church Sheringham on Remembrance weekend 2014. We will be liaising closely with local veterans groups and other groups to ensure that this is a significant occasion.
The Choral Society are now seeking additional grants and sponsorships to ensure the success of the project.
For full details see related Press Release - click below
To visit Patrick Hawes web site www.patrickhawes.com click on Links
read press release in full
All Things Norfolk Interview
Tue 15 Jan 2013
Our chairman, Bob Cumber, was recently interviewed by a Norfolk web site which promotes all things good in Norfolk. Follow the link to read the article - you may learn some interesting things about the Choral Society!
Summer Gala Concert for St Cecilia
Ralph Vaughan Williams English Folk Song Suite
Benjamin Britten Te Deum in C, Jubilate in C
Saint-Saens Symphony 3 (Organ) 2nd movement
Charles Gounod Messe Solennelle de St Cecile
Saturday 6 July 2013, 6.30pm
Auden Theatre, Holt
Emma Smith (Soprano)
William Knight (Tenor)
Gavin Horsley (Bass)
Nathan Waring (Conductor)
Lawrence Tao (Organ)
Norfolk Symphony Orchestra
We celebrate the 80th Anniversary of the formation of the choir with a Gala Concert at Gresham's School which is also celebrating the centenary of the birth of former pupil Benjamin Britten. The Gounod Mass was premiered on St Cecilia's Day in 1855, 58 years before Britten was born on the saint's feast day. At its first performance, Camille Saint-Saens wrote that "luminous light streamed forth from this Mass... at first one was dazzled, then charmed, then conquered." We are delighted that for this gala concert the 100-strong choir will be joined by Norfolk Symphony Orchestra to perform this magnificent and often over-looked work.
There will be an extended interval so that the audience may enjoy a summer picnic on the lawns outside the Theatre.
This concert is part of Britten 100 Familiar Fields: celebrating Benjamin Britten's life and music in Norfolk and Suffolk
Tickets £15 concessions £12 from Auden Theatre Box Office 01263 713444
Concert Diary link
2012 Summer Concert Carmina Burana
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