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, 7-8.45pm, at St Andrew's Methodist Church, Cromer Road, Sheringham. The choir welcomes singers of all voices and abilities without audition.

News and notices

Musical Director David Ballard Is Married
Sun 6 May 2018

We are delighted to congratulate our Musical Director David Ballard and Jodie on their marriage yesterday Saturday 5th May. It was a wonderful - and very musical - occasion.

Rehearsals Begin for 85th Anniversary Gala Concert
Mon 30 Apr 2018

Lux Concert Cromer Church 28 April 2018
Lux Concert Cromer Church 28 April 2018

Rehearsals begin tonight (Monday 30April) at ST ANDREWS METHODIST CHURCH for our next concert featuring music by Brahms, Richard Rodney Bennett and Eric Whitacre. All new singers very welcome to join us. There are no auditions so come and give choral singing a try for a couple of weeks - you are almost certain to stay and join us.

A Fantastic Concert
Mon 30 Apr 2018

Musical Director David Ballard tweeted:

SheringhamCromChoral‏ @Shezzachoral Apr 28


MDs concert review; ‘bossed it.’ Thanks to our excellent soloists, @walton_rosamund @lthackeraytenor #DavidPrice and blinding accompniment from #JonathanStamp et al. Good audience on a miserable evening. @cromerchurch #HeresToTheNextOne #SaveBestForTheConcert


Choir Member Mike Thornton tweeted:

Apr 29

Replying to @Howard_Goodall @Shezzachoral @daveinnorfolk19

Eternal Light a most excellent work, Howard, much enjoyed singing tonight under the direction of David Ballard. Thanks @daveinnorfolk19 for introducing @Shezzachoral to such an exciting programme of works rarely performed in Norfolk.

John Frosdick, Mayor of Cromer Town wrote...

Please pass on my thanks to all your Members for such a fantastic concert last night. I thought the whole evening was very enjoyable and the singing was amazing from all. I really enjoyed my evening.

Howard Goodall tweets his support
Wed 7 Mar 2018


Howard Goodall Retweeted SheringhamCromChoral

Have a very happy memory of a concert with my school choir in Cromer Parish Church in the summer of 1974. Not in a million years would I have guessed then something like this by me would one day fill its arches: ETERNAL LIGHT: A REQUIEM on April 28th 🎶

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Next concert

85th Anniversary Summer Gala Concert
Johannes Brahms Geistliches Lied Op 30
Johannes Brahms Liebeslieder-Walzer op. 52
Eric Whitacre Five Hebrew Love Songs
Richard Rodney Bennett Nonsense

Saturday 14 July 2018, 7.30 pm
Auden Theatre, Holt
David Ballard conductor

 Philip Adams piano

Michael Finnissy piano

This delightful programme of song cycles for a summer evening will largely consist of pieces written for 4 handed piano and chorus.  

We are delighted that our rehearsal accompanist Philip Adams will be joined by the renowned pianist Michael Finnissy for a delightful evening of exquisite choral music spanning the nineteenth to the twenty-first centuries. See and hear the Auden Theatre’s beautiful Steinway “A” grand piano resound to the playing of four highly skilled hands on one keyboard.

Tickets £12 (£15 on the door) Under 18's FREE from the Auden Theatre Box Office 01263 713444 (Box Office open Mon - Fri 1pm to 2.30pm in term time and 1 hour before ticketed performances for personal callers and phone bookings - 24 hour answerphone at all other times)

Email: boxoffice@greshams.com

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