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
New Rehearsal Times
Tue 6 Oct 2015
Rehearsals are well under way for our November concert with our interim Musical Director Geoff Davidson. In order to maximise rehearsal time as from Monday 12 October we will rehearse from 7pm to 9pm each week. There will also be an additional rehearsal on Monday 26 October.
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
Eventide London Performance: Edith Cavell Centenary
Sun 6 Sep 2015
We are delighted to share that Eventide (In Memoriam Edith Cavell), which was commissioned and first performed by Sheringham and Cromer Choral Society in 2014, is to receive its London premiere on Monday 12 October 2015 in St Clement Danes Church as part of the Brandenburg Festival.
This will undoubtedly be a poignant performance being exactly 100 years to the day of her death by firing squad in Belgium in 1915.
Tickets and further information
Call for Singers
Sun 23 Aug 2015
We are inviting singers to augment the choir for our concert with London Mozart Players in Cromer Parish Church on Saturday 28 November. We are particularly seeking additional tenors and sopranos. Whilst there are no auditions applicants must be regular members of a choir.
This will be a unique opportunity to to sing with the composer and a world renowned orchestra.
Click below for full details and how to apply.
Full Details and How to Apply
Enjoyable Americana Picnic Concert
Tue 14 Jul 2015
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.
Read the full Review
Orchestras Live North Norfolk 2015 Season
Wed 10 Jun 2015
This year, North Norfolk is again hosting Orchestras Live North Norfolk, a series of the highest quality orchestral concerts developed by North Norfolk District Council (NNDC) in partnership with Orchestras Live and community organisations.
Sheringham and Cromer Choral Society are delighted to have once again been invited to participate. This year we are very excited to be joining forces with the London Mozart Players to perform in Cromer Parish Church on Saturday 28 November. We are also pleased to announce that we will be performing the Norfolk premiere of Richard Allain's Vespers which was originally commissioned by Southend Festival Chorus. The composer is re-orchestrating the work especially for the London Mozart Players who will accompany the Choral Society who will be joined by a children's choir and popular Norfolk soprano Rosamund Walton.
Click below to see the press release giving details of all three concerts in the series including the full programme for 28 November
Tickets £15 (UNDER 18's FREE) from Sheringham Little Theatre Box Office 01263 822347 email firstname.lastname@example.org
Read the full NNDC Press Release
Come and Sing Creation
Haydn The Creation
Saturday 10 October 2015, 10.30 to 18.00 approx
The Lighthouse, Sheringham
David Ballard Workshop Leader
Jim Laird Accompanist
Jayne May-Sysum Soprano
Another of Sheringham and Cromer Choral Society's very popular FREE Come & Sing events. This year we shall be singing choruses from Haydn's Creation.
We also hope to share music from Richard Allain's Vespers which will be featured in our concert with London Mozart Players in Cromer Parish Church in November (see Diary page for details).
This is a community event open to all - come and enjoy a whole day singing this wonderful music.
The day will culminate with an informal concert at 5.30pm to which all friends and relatives are invited.
We are able to offer this as a free community event thanks to the generous grant for the arts support of Arts Council England, John Jarrold Trust and Norfolk County Council.
STOP PRESS: we are delighted that we will be joined by the popular local soprano Jayne May Sysum for the informal "scratch" concert at 5.30pm
Registration 10am for 1030 start. There will be breaks during the day.
Informal "scratch" concert performance at 5.30pm.
FREE event - all welcome but please register in advance by contacting the Secretary Jo Hurrell on 01263 711087 email email@example.com
The Informal "scratch" concert at 5.30pm is open to all - no need to book - FREE entry - retiring collection.
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