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
SCCS Launch 2016-17 Season Programme
Mon 15 Aug 2016
Our new Musical Director, David Ballard, has already made his mark by publishing the full programme for the coming year at the start of the season. Click below to read all about our plans for an exciting season.
David is of course well known in local music circles and has been our Assistant Musical Director for the past year. He was featured in a local newspaper article earlier in the year - see below.
We also welcome Anthony Gowing as our new Accompanist.
There will be an early opportunity to met the new team when we hold an open rehearsal on Monday 12 September at 7pm. All welcome to come along and try your hand (or voice!) at choral singing and learn a bit more about the choir.
Or you can come and join us for our next Come & Sing event on Saturday 15 October. As previously this is a free event open to all the community - whatever your level of singing ability. All welcome from accomplished singers to those just finding their way around a music stave. See Diary page for full details.
2016 - 17 Season
Exciting July for Choral Society
Sat 6 Aug 2016
An exciting year for Sheringham and Cromer Choral Society concluded last week with a farewell party for Musical Director, Harry Castle. The choir gathered in St Peter’s Sheringham Parish Hall to present Harry with a card signed by all the members and a thankyou cheque. To the delight of all present Chairman, Bob Cumber, read a poem written in tribute to Harry by choir member Godfrey Goodman.
The previous Saturday saw a splendid Royal Gala concert in the Auden Theatre in honour of the 90th Birthday year of HM The Queen. The foyer was decorated with union flags for the occasion and there was much flag waving in the audience when the concert came to a conclusion with a resounding rendition of Benjamin Britten’s National Anthem following much enjoyed performances of popular works by Handel and Mozart – all with a royal theme – under the direction of Harry Castle.
A few days earlier the Society were delighted to be presented by Norwich & Peterborough Building Society Sheringham with a cheque for £500 following their Charity Choices Campaign. Sheringham and Cromer Choral Society received the most public votes and we wish to say a huge thank you to everyone who took the trouble to visit N&P Sheringham and vote for us. The donation will enable us to stage another of our free Come & Sing events open to the whole community. This year we will meet at the Lighthouse Sheringham on Saturday 15 October from 10 am to 4.30 pm to learn choruses from Haydn’s Nelson Mass leading to an informal concert performance in St Peter’s Sheringham at approx. 5pm.
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.
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."
Come & Sing Haydn Nelson Mass
Joseph Haydn Missa in Augustis (Nelson Mass)
Saturday 15 October 2016, 10. 00 am Concert 5.00 pm
The Lighthouse, Sheringham
David Ballard Workshop Leader / Conductor
Anthony Gowing Piano / Organ
As part of COAST Festival join with Sheringham and Cromer Choral in a day long workshop and then performance of Joseph Haydn's Missa in Augustis (Mass in time of troubles) otherwise known as the Nelson Mass. Fitting this year's COAST Festival theme of Revolution why not revolutionise your own life by coming and giving choral singing a go?
There will be a performance at the end of the day to show all your hard work to friends and family. And there will even be opportunities to sing a solo line - if you think you are up to it!
This is a FREE EVENT open to all the COMMUNITY thanks to funding support from Norwich & Peterborough Building Society, John Jarrold Trust and Norfolk County Council. Registration at 10.00 am for 10.30 am start through to approx. 4.00 pm
We then move over to St Peter's Sheringham for an informal concert performance at 5.00 pm. Posh refreshments available before and after performance: FREE entry - retiring collection for church funds.
FREE EVENT but please book in advance for Workshop by ringing 01263 711087 or email email@example.com
FREE entry to Informal Concert - retiring collection for St Peter's Parish Church funds
Sheringham & Cromer Choral Society is a registered charity (Charity No. 281467).
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