Forthcoming concerts

London Mozart Players
Charles Hubert Parry I was Glad
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

Harry Ogg Conductor

Rosamund Walton Soprano

Evie Anderson Mezzo Soprano

Oliver White Tenor

David Ballard Organ

Rebecca Barnes Harp



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. 

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

Also from K Hardware Cromer (opposite Cromer Parish Church) - personal callers only


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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)

From Theatre Royal Box Office, Theatre Street, Norwich NR2 1RL
Tel. 01603 766400

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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
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