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, in the
school hall at Sheringham High School. The choir welcomes singers of all voices and abilities without audition.
News and notices
Come & Sing Mozart Requiem
Wed 6 Sep 2017
New Season gets underway Monday 11 September
Wed 6 Sep 2017
Following on from a highly successful first season with our musical director David Ballard we launch quickly into an action-packed programme for 2017 -18. We are delighted to be joined by Philip Adams as our new Accompanist. Welcome Philip!
As usual we commence the year with our Annual General Meeting on Monday 11 September at 7.15 pm in Sheringham High School. Whilst there is business to be dealt with this evening also provides the opportunity for Members to catch up after the summer break over a glass of wine and nibbles. So more a fun evening than a boring AGM!!
The following Monday evening 18 September rehearsals get underway with 3 key pieces to be learned for our November concert: Mendelssohn Hymn of Praise (Lobgesang), Mozart Regina Coeli and Haydn Te Deum in C - a feast of praise songs and much of it new to many of us!
New members will be most welcome - just come along to Sheringham High (main hall) on 18 September - you are welcome to "try us out" for a week or two before committing to join. Subscription is £90 per year (which works out at less than £2.50 per rehearsal) plus a one-off returnable music deposit of £20 to borrow vocal scores.
Our first event of the season will be a glorious all-day Come & Sing Mozart Requiem on 14 October in Sheringham - a free event open to singers of all abilities - scroll down for full details.
online tickets for November Concert
A splendid concert
Sun 16 Jul 2017
On Saturday 15 July the choir performed Haydn's The Seasons at the Auden Theatre under the capable direction of David Ballard. Whilst a long and demanding piece it was tremendously enjoyable to perform. Our efforts were greatly enhanced with the support of a wonderful and highly capable orchestra led by Keith Hobday and the all important continuo playing of our rehearsal accompanist Anthony Gowing. The icing on the cake came from an outstanding team of soloists - Zaira Palumbo, Lawrence Thackeray and Tom Appleton - each of whom excelled in their roles and told the story brilliantly not only through their beautifully assured vocals but hugely enhanced by their expressive presentation. This was so important for this work which stands somewhat on its own being neither really an oratorio nor an opera but falling somewhere in between. The detailed libretto tells the story of a journey in time through each of the four seasons - sometimes dramatic - often witty - but always keenly portrayed by Haydn's exquisite orchestration.
Shown are a few images from the concert rehearsals.
Come and Sing Mozart Requiem
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Requiem
Saturday 14 October 2017, 10 am to 6 pm
The Lighthouse, Sheringham
David Ballard - workshop leader - conductor
Philip Adams - Accompanist
Thanks to the generous support of the Tesco Bags of Help Fund we are once again able to offer a free community Come and Sing event in conjunction with COAST Arts Festival.
The workshop will run from 10.30 am (Registration from 10 am) until approx 4 pm at The Lighthouse Cromer Road Sheringham. We will then move across town to St Peter's Parish Church for a "scratch" concert performance at 5 pm.
Whilst free to attend please register beforehand by email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01263 711087. Please indicate your voice part and whether you wish to borrow a vocal score or will use your own. Please provide an email address so that we can forward further information nearer the time.
Sheringham & Cromer Choral Society is a registered charity (Charity No. 281467).
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