Forthcoming concerts

Summer Royal Gala Concert
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Coronation Mass
George Frideric Handel Coronation Anthems
George Frideric Handel Water Music Suite in F
Benjamin Britten National Anthem

Sat 16 July 2016, 7.30pm
Auden Theatre, Holt
Harry Castle conductor

Sheringham and Cromer Choral Society & Orchestra

Rosamund Walton soprano

Laurence Blyth alto

Tom Rowarth tenor

Andrew Weeks bass 

We return to the Auden Theatre for another of our popular summer gala concerts with music especially chosen to celebrate Her Majesty the Queen's 90th Birthday year.

Mozart's Mass in C major, K317, was completed in 1779 in Salzburg intended for performance at Easter that year. The popular name, Coronation Mass, may relate to its association with the commemoration of the crowining of a miraculous statue of the Virgin Mary near Salzburg. Others connect it to the coronation of Emperor Leopold ll in Prague in 1791.

Handel was commissioned by King George ll to write new music for his coronation service. He had just a few weeks notice. On the morning of 11 October 1727 George ll was crowned to the accompaniment of Handel's four new anthems. This music has featured in British coronations ever since.

The Suite in F major (HWV 348) is one of three suites which comprise The Water Music which premiered on 17 July 1717 after King George l had requested a concert on the River Thames. It remains a firm favourite to this day.


Tickets £12 (UNDER 18's FREE) available from the Auden Theatre Box Office 01263 713444

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Members' Diary

April 2016
Monday 117.00pmFirst Rehearsal of Summer Term
May 2016
Sunday 110 am to 4 pmChoral Workshop Mahler Auden Theatre
Friday 207 pm to 10 pmDress Rehearsal Norwich Showground
Saturday 218.00pmCONCERT Mahler 8 Norwich Showground
1 pm - 4 pm Rehearsal Norwich Showground
July 2016
Monday 117.00pmRehearsal Auden Theatre
Friday 157.00pmRehearsal Auden Theatre
Saturday 166.30pmCONCERT Auden Theatre
2.30 pm TBC Rehearsal Auden Theatre