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

Royal Gala Concert Saturday 16 July 7.30pm Auden Theatre
Tue 5 Jul 2016

Far from resting on their laurels after the success of the Mahler 8 performance with Norwich Philharmonic in May the members of Sheringham and Cromer Choral Society have been preparing hard for our next concert.

On Saturday 16 July at 7.30pm we return to the Auden Theatre for another of our popular Gala Concerts. This year very much with a Royal theme as we mark the 90th Birthday year of HM the Queen.

Our terrific Musical Director, Harry Castle, has selected a wonderful programme not only fit for a Queen but also very suitable for a summer evening. Accompanied by a specially invited orchestra we will be singing Mozart's sumptuous Coronation Mass as well as all four of Handel's Coronation Anthems. Everyone knows Zadok the Priest - but can you name the other three? We will be joined by four fabulous soloists: Rosamund Walton, Laurence Blyth, Tom Rowarth and Andrew Weeks. The orchestra will delight us by playing Handel's Royal Water Music suite in F. And we plan to round off the evening with Benjamin Britten's scintillating setting of the National Anthem. All wonderfully exciting and highly patriotic music. Do not miss it!

This will be your last chance to see Harry directing the choir before he leaves for Wolverhampton to pursue his PGCE.

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.

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SCCS is Charity of the month at Norwich & Peterborough
Fri 13 May 2016


Latest news - we have been successful in being awarded £500 from the Charity Choice Campaign. Very many thanks to Norwich & Peterborough and everyone who voted for us.

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 donate 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.

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

Harry Castle
Harry Castle

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.

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Next concert

Summer Royal Gala Concert
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Coronation Mass
George Frideric Handel Coronation Anthems
George Frideric Handel Water Music Suite in F
Benjamin Britten National Anthem

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

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Summer Gala Concert Auden Theatre 2015
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