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

Harry Ogg to conduct London Mozart Players Vespers concert
Fri 23 Oct 2015

Harry Ogg
Harry Ogg

Sheringham and Cromer Choral Society are delighted to announce that our concert on Saturday 28 November in Cromer Parish Church with the London Mozart Players will be conducted by Harry Ogg.

Having graduated from Clare College Cambridge in 2012, Harry won the Cambridge University Music Society's Conducting Competition in his first and second years, going on to assist Sir Mark Elder and other distinguished conductors as a result. He has been described as "a gifted musician and lucid conductor" and "someone to keep a very particular eye on".(Colin Anderson CLASSICAL SOURCE)

New Rehearsal Times
Tue 6 Oct 2015

David Ballard Chorus Master and Accompanist
David Ballard Chorus Master and Accompanist

Rehearsals are well under way for our November concert. In order to maximise rehearsal time as from Monday 12 October we will rehearse from 7pm to 9pm each week. 

On Monday 2 November we will be joined by the composer, Richard Allain and our conductor Harry Ogg.  

As part of our preparations to sing Mahler 8 with Norwich Philharmonic in Norwich next May the choir will join with members of Kings Lynn Festival Chorus for an all day Workshop in the Auden Theatre on Sunday 1 May. 

New singers are welcome to join us at any time - tenors and basses particularly welcome.

Musical Director Opportunity
Mon 14 Sep 2015

Sheringham and Cromer Choral Society are looking for a new Musical Director having said "goodbye" to Nathan Waring in July. We are looking for the successful candidate to be in situ by the end of the year when we start rehearsals for Mahler 8 in conjunction with Norwich Phil and several other Norfolk choirs. 

Full details can be found by clicking below. 

Applications close on 16 October 2015

    Musical Director Full Details

Enjoyable Americana Picnic Concert
Tue 14 Jul 2015

Ellie Oldfield in concert with Sheringham & Cromer Choral Society
Ellie Oldfield in concert with Sheringham & Cromer Choral Society

Our summer Americana Gala concert focused on an all American programme. According to the review in today's EDP "the choir displayed a nice range of vocal flexibility and rythmic agility" well supported by the orchestra and soloists Daniel Bartlette whose "voice was perfectly suited to Gershwin" and Ellie Oldfield who "sang elegantly with clear tone and good control". The sun shone for the picnic interval adding the icing to a most enjoyable evening.

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Next concert

Mahler's Symphony of a Thousand
Gustav Mahler Symphony No 8

Saturday 21 May 2016, 8pm
Royal Norfolk Showground, NR5 0TT
Please note that there is ample free parking at the Showground. Bar, food and hot drinks will be on sale prior to the concert.

The concert will last approx 90 minutes (no interval)
Norwich Philharmonic Orchestra & Chorus

Academy of St Thomas

Kings Lynn Festival Chorus

Norfolk and Norwich Festival Chorus

Norwich Cathedral Choir

Sheringham and Cromer Choral Society

Matthew Andrews conductor

Kirstin Sharpin soprano

Katherine Broderick soprano

Catherine May soprano

Anne Marie Gibbons alto

Anna Burford alto

Peter Wedd tenor

James Harrison baritone


Richard Wiegold bass

To celebrate its 175th Anniversary, the massed ranks of the Norwich Philharmonic are joined by eight outstanding soloists and several choirs from across Norfolk (including Sheringham and Cromer Choral Society) for a spectacular staging in the Norfolk Showground Arena of Mahler's epic and rarely-performed Symphony of a Thousand.

The Norfolk Showground Arena will be especially transformed into a huge concert hall to create a powerful musical experience that will live long in the memory.

The ‘Symphony of a Thousand’ is so-called because it is scored for a vast orchestra, multiple choirs, organ, off-stage band and 8 solo singers.  Indeed it is conceived on such a large scale that the Royal Norfolk Showground Arena is the only venue big enough to stage it, the first time an event of this kind has been held there. In addition to the musicians and singers of the Norwich Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus, the concert will also involve other local orchestras, notably the Academy of St Thomas, and at least four other Norfolk choirs including Norfolk & Norwich Festival Chorus, Norwich Cathedral Choir, Sheringham and Cromer Choral Society, and Kings Lynn Festival Chorus.

This concert takes place as part of the Norfolk and Norwich Festival 2016.

Priority booking for Norwich Philharmonic Society Friends and Benefactors and St Andrews Hall season ticket holders from 5th November.
General booking opens 11th November

Tickets: £28, £24, £18, £12 (special bus from the city centre for £6 return bookable with concert tickets)

CONCESSIONS 10% off (excl top price)

UNDER 25s Limited seats at £7.50 (excl top price)

From Theatre Royal Box Office, Theatre Street, Norwich NR2 1RL
Tel. 01603 766400  www.nnfestival.org.uk

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