Forthcoming concerts

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

The Informal "scratch" concert at 5.30pm is open to all - no need to book - FREE entry - retiring collection.

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London Mozart Players
Ralph Vaughan Williams Benedicite
John Adams Shaker Loops
Ralph Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Richard Allain Vespers

Saturday 28 November 2015, 7.30pm
Cromer Parish Church, Cromer
London Mozart Players

Sheringham and Cromer Choral Society

Geoffrey Davidson Conductor

Rosamund Walton Soprano

Evie Anderson Mezzo Soprano

Oliver White Tenor

David Ballard Organ



Following SCCS's successful collaboration with Orchestras Live in 2014 we have once again teamed up with them and North Norfolk District Council for this the third concert in the 2015 North Norfolk Orchestras Live season.

We are very pleased to be performing the Norfolk premiere of Norfolk composer Richard Allain's Vespers which was originally commissioned by Southend Festival Chorus but has been re orchestrated especially for the London Mozart Players (LMP). 

Founded as the UK's first chamber orchestra LMP enjoys international renown for its concert performances and classical recordings. Whilst continuing a strong classical repertoire LMP also plays an active part in contemporary music as will be amply demonstrated by this concert. In June 2014 LMP became the first UK chamber orchestra to be managed both operationally and artistically by the players. 

In addition to performing two much loved Vaughan Williams pieces (one choral, one orchestral) London Mozart Players will play the orchestral version of John Adams's exciting piece of continuous music Shaker Loops thus ensuring that this concert has a strong contemporary feel as well as celebrating great English - and Norfolk - compositions.

An underlying theme of this concert is water. Allain's Vespers is subtitled Songs of the Sea and with line's such as "Break, break, break on the cold gray stones , O Sea!" translates readily from the Thames estuary shoreline to the North Sea coast at Cromer. Shaker Loops began as a piece called Wavemaker in which Adams tried to emulate the ripple effect of bodies of water in his music. He subsequently reworked and retitled the piece Shaker Loops both because of the 'shaking' of the strings as they oscillate between notes and the idea Adams had of Shakers dancing to repetitive, energetic music. This is all reflected in the opening words of Vaughan William's Benedicite "O All ye Works of the Lord, bless ye the Lord....."

We wish to acknowledge the generous grant for the arts funding of Arts Council England, John Jarrold Trust, Cromer Town Council, Norfolk County Council and others including, of course, Orchestras Live and North Norfolk District Council. 

Tickets £15 (UNDER 18's FREE) from Sheringham Little Theatre Box Office 01263 822347 Email or online - click below

Tickets also available from Prelude Records 25B St Giles Street Norwich NR2 1JN telephone 01603 628319


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Members' Diary

September 2015
Monday 77.15pmAGM
Wednesday 93.30pmCOMMITTEE MEETING
Monday 147.00pm for 7.30pmFirst Rehearsal of Autumn Term
Monday 217.20pm for 7.30pmRehearsal
Monday 287.20pm for 7.30pmRehearsal
October 2015
Monday 57.20pm Rehearsal
Saturday 105.30pmINFORMAL CONCERT The Lighthouse Sheringham
10.00am for 10.30am COME & SING The Lighthouse Sheringham
Monday 127.00pmRehearsal
Wednesday 147.00 pmCOMMITTEE MEETING
Monday 197.00pmRehearsal
Monday 267.00pmRehearsal
November 2015
Monday 27.00pmRehearsal
Monday 97.00pmRehearsal
Monday 167.00pmRehearsal
Monday 237.00pmRehearsal Cromer Parish Church
Friday 277.00pmRehearsal Gresham's Chapel
Saturday 287.30pmCONCERT Cromer Parish Church
12.30pm Rehearsal Cromer Parish Church
Monday 307.00pmRehearsal
December 2015
Monday 77.00pmRehearsal
Monday 147.00pmRehearsal
January 2016
Monday 117.00pmFirst Rehearsal of Spring Term
February 2016
March 2016
Monday 217.00pmLast Rehearsal Spring Term
April 2016
Monday 117.00pmFirst Rehearsal of Summer Term
May 2016
Sunday 1TBCChoral Workshop Mahler
Friday 20TBCDress Rehearsal Norwich Showground
Saturday 21TBCCONCERT Mahler 8 Norwich Showground
TBC Rehearsal Norwich Showground
July 2016
Saturday 166.30pmCONCERT Auden Theatre