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 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

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

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)

NOTE: Friends of SCCS will receive one complimentary £18 ticket as part of their annual subscription - for further details please contact BIzz Horsley Membership Secretary (via the Contact page) 

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

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