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, 7-9pm, in the
school hall at Sheringham High School. The choir welcomes singers of all voices and abilities without audition.
News and notices
Choral forces combine for magnificent night
Mon 23 May 2016
Saturday evening saw the magnificent climax of month's of preparation by choirs and orchestras across Norfolk. The Norfolk Showground Arena reverberated to the resounding sounds of Mahler's Eighth Symphony - it was a wonderful and highly memorable experience for performers and audience alike. Sheringham and Cromer Choral Society were delighted and priveleged to be involved in this unique and unforgettable occasion.
SCCS is Charity of the month at Norwich & Peterborough
Fri 13 May 2016
Sheringham and Cromer Choral Society are delighted that Norwich & Peterborough Building Society have chosen us as one of their selected charities this month. The amount of money which they will donaste to us is entirely dependent on the number of votes cast by members of the public who visit their branch in Sheringham High Street before 21 May 2016. So please support us and pop into N&P during the next few days.
Choral Society to perform in Mahler 8 Symphony of 1000
Wed 20 Apr 2016
Preparations are well advanced for our joint involvement in the forthcoming spectacular performance of Mahler's Eighth Symphony - affectionately known as the Symphony of a Thousand - which will be performed at the Norwich Showground at 8.00 pm on Saturday 21 May 2016 as part of the Norfolk and Norwich Festival. This performance will celebrate the 175th Anniversary of Norwich Philharmonic who will join with SCCS, Kings Lynn Festival Chorus and Norwich Cathedral Choir and a spectacular line-up of Soloists to make this an evening to be remembered.
Below is a link for SCCS Members regarding pre-concert rehearsals and arrangements.
To buy tickets scroll to the link at the foot of this page where you will also find full concert details.
SCCS Member Information Mahler 8
Accompanist David Ballard hitting right notes all his life
Thurs 14 Jan 2016
We are delighted that our Assistant Director of Music and Accompanist David Ballard has been featured in full page articles in the Eastern Daily Press, Norwich Evening News and North Norfolk News.
Reporter, Hayley Johnston says "He may only be in his mid-20s, but David has made the most of his musical talent and taken all opportunities in his stride".
Speaking about accompanying the London Mozart Players for our last concert in November he says it "was scary but exciting. I dont get nervous any more; when you start being in a choir from a young age you get used to performing in front of people each week."
New Musical Director Appointed
Thr 17 Dec 2015
Sheringham and Cromer Choral Society are pleased to announce that Harry Castle has been appointed as our new Musical Director. Recently graduated from Durham University Harry is now a music teacher at Norwich School.
Summer Royal Gala Concert
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Coronation Mass
George Frideric Handel Coronation Anthems
George Frideric Handel Water Music Suite in F
Sat 16 July 2016, 7.30pm
Auden Theatre, Holt
Harry Castle conductor
Sheringham and Cromer Choral Society & Orchestra
Rosamund Walton soprano
Laurence Blyth alto
Tom Rowarth tenor
Andrew Weeks bass
We return to the Auden Theatre for another of our popular summer gala concerts with music especially chosen to celebrate Her Majesty the Queen's 90th Birthday year.
Mozart's Mass in C major, K317, was completed in 1779 in Salzburg intended for performance at Easter that year. The popular name, Coronation Mass, may relate to its association with the commemoration of the crowining of a miraculous statue of the Virgin Mary near Salzburg. Others connect it to the coronation of Emperor Leopold ll in Prague in 1791.
Handel was commissioned by King George ll to write new music for his coronation service. He had just a few weeks notice. On the morning of 11 October 1727 George ll was crowned to the accompaniment of Handel's four new anthems. This music has featured in British coronations ever since.
The Suite in F major (HWV 348) is one of three suites which comprise The Water Music which premiered on 17 July 1717 after King George l had requested a concert on the River Thames. It remains a firm favourite to this day.
Tickets £12 (UNDER 18's FREE) available from the Auden Theatre Box Office 01263 713444
Book online at www.audentheatre.co.uk
Summer Gala Concert Auden Theatre 2015
Sheringham & Cromer Choral Society is a registered charity (Charity No. 281467).
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