Welcome

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 practise 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

SCCS 2019-20 Programme announced
Tue 18 Jun 2019

We are pleased to announce our 2019-20 programme of concerts and events:

Saturday 12th October 2019  10.00- 16.00 Come & Sing Vivaldi Gloria. This will include a performance by SCCS members of one movement from Matthew Coleridge's Requiem. Venue: St Andrew's Methodist Church, Sheringham

Saturday 23rd November 2019 7.00 pm Concert Amadeus Mozart: Missa Brevis in B flat; East Anglian Premiere of Requiem by Matthew Coleridge; Joseph Haydn: Insanae et Vanae Curae. Venue: St Peter's Sheringham 

Saturday 25 April 2020 7.00 pm Concert Charles Hubert Parry: Blest Pair of Sirens; Edward Elgar: Te Deum and Benedictus; Zoltan Kodaly: Missa Brevis. Venue: St Peter's Sheringham.

Saturday 11 July 2020 7.00 pm Concert George Frideric Handel: Alexander's Feast         Venue: Cromer Parish Church 

Further details will be announced on the web site in due course - please watch this space!

Summer Concert One Month Away
Sat 15 Jun 2019

Rehearsals are well under way for our summer concert on Saturday 13th July. The choir are loving this wonderful music by Elgar and Brahms. 

We will be performing Brahms' German Requiem in its original version for piano duet accompaniment and are delioghted to announce that our pianists for the evening will be Michael Finnissy and Philip Adams - an amazing duo of highly talented musicians who will be perfoming on the wonderful Steinway D piano at the Auden Theatre.

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Brahms' German Requiem
Johannes Brahms Ein Deutsches Requiem
Edward Elgar From the Bavarian Highlands

Saturday 13 July 2019, 7.30 pm
Auden Theatre, Holt
Rebecca Kaznowski -soprano

Dhilan Gnanadurai - baritone

Philip Adams - piano

Michael Finnissy - piano

David Ballard - conductor

 

Our season finishes with more music by Edward Elgar who was greatly inspired by Johannes Brahms during a visit to Leipzig. From the Bavarian Highlands, was written in 1894, in homage to a memorable Bavarian holiday. The song lyrics were adapted to Elgar's music by the composer’s wife Alice with words "adapted from the Volkslieder and Schnadahüpfler" imitating the spirit of the dances. Alice gave the songs sub-titles in recollection of favourite places visited during the holiday.This performance has the original  piano accompaniment.

Brahms' German Requiem is one of the most popular works in the choral repertoire and will be performed with the original accompaniment for piano duet. Composed between 1865 and 1868. It comprises seven movements, which together last 65 to 80 minutes, making this work Brahms's longest composition. A German Requiem is sacred but non-liturgical, and unlike a long tradition of the Latin Requiem, A German Requiem, as its title states, is a Requiem in the German language. Although the Requiem Mass in the Roman Catholic liturgy begins with prayers for the dead ("Grant them eternal rest, O Lord"), A German Requiem focuses on the living, beginning with the text "Blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be comforted." from the Beatitudes. This theme—transition from anxiety to comfort—recurs throughout.

Tickets
Tickets £14 (£16 on the door)  under 18's FREE from The Auden Theatre  Box Office telephone 01263 713444, email boxoffice@greshams.com or click below to ORDER ONLINE.

Please note that there is NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE for online orders.

Booking Information: Box Office open for personal and telephone callers Monday to Friday 1pm to 2.30 pm and 1 hour before ticketed performances during term time (for opening times outside of term time please check website www.audentheatre.co.uk or contact box office). NOTE: the box office will not be manned between Friday 28 June and one hour before the concert performance on Saturday 13 July - during this period please order online or email info@sheringhamandcromerchoral.co.uk to reserve tickets to be collected on the door - in which case  please arrive in good time with the correct money. 

 

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