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

Concert Success in Cromer
Mon 10 Apr 2017

SCCS take a bow with soloists Charli Andrew and Simon Mulligan
SCCS take a bow with soloists Charli Andrew and Simon Mulligan

Sheringham and Cromer Choral Society perform Durufle Requiem
Sheringham and Cromer Choral Society perform Durufle Requiem

Singers and audience alike thoroughly enjoyed our excursion into French refelective music with a programme of music by Durufle and Poulenc. David Ballard's precise conducting encouraged the choir to a confident performance supported by the brilliant organ accompaniment provided by the hugely talented Anthony Gowing. Our enjoyment was greatly enhanced by the delightful performances of aspiring soloists Charli Andrews and Simon Mulligan. Watch out for them and remember you first saw them performing with Sheringham and Cromer Choral in Cromer!

SCCS showcases young soloists for Duruflé Requiem
Sat 25 Feb 2017

Charli Andrews
Charli Andrews

Simon Mulligan
Simon Mulligan

Preparations are well underway for our next concert in Cromer Parish Church on Saturday 8 April at 7.30 pm.

We mark the eve of Holy Week with an evening of french reflective music by Duruflé and Poulenc. Conducted by David Ballard the major work will be Maurice Duruflé’s Requiem with organ accompaniment by Anthony Gowing.

Over recent years the choir has frequently worked closely with young singers to encourage them in their musical careers. We are pleased to continue this tradition by introducing two talented young performers Charli Andrews, mezzo soprano and Simon Mulligan, baritone.

Charli Andrews is currently studying Psychology at Anglia Ruskin University. Alongside this she continues her music studies under the tutorage of Carole Tims and is currently singing with the Cambridge Philharmonic choir, most recently performing in a semi-staged version of Verdi's opera "Falstaff". Later in the year, she will be performing with the choir at both Kings College and Ely Cathedral. Before moving to Cambridge, Charli spent 11 years with the Broadland Youth Choir, the last of which she was Head Chorister.

Simon Mulligan is currently a student at Margaret Howard Theatre College in Watford, North West London, where he is on a 3 year Performance Training in Musical Theatre. He has been singing from a young age, both in Musical Theatre performances and choirs, performing a range of contemporary and classical music. During August 2016, he made his West End Debut at London’s Ambassador’s Theatre, in a production of The Secret Garden.

 Tickets are on sale now at Sheringham Little Theatre or can be obtained by personal visitors to both K Hardware in Cromer (opposite the venue) and Cromer Tourist Information Office.

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Gala Concert The Seasons
Joseph Haydn The Seasons

Saturday 15 July 2017, 7.30 pm
Auden Theatre, Holt
Sheringham and Cromer Choral Society and orchestra

David Ballard conductor

Zaira Palumbo soprano

Lawrence Thackeray tenor

Tom Appleton bass

Anthony Gowing continuo

Written in 1802, after the success of its big brother The Creation, it has suffered in the intervening years from a libretto translated from English to German and back to English and the loss of much piquancy in the text as a consequence. It has now been re-released with an English libretto much closer to the original allowing Haydn's humour, wit and musical genius to be shown at its finest.

In order to enjoy the fine location of the Auden Theatre on what we hope will be a fine summer evening ticket holders are invited to picnic on the lawns between the theatre and the new Music School prior to the concert. The bar will be open from 6.30 pm.

Tickets £15 (Under 18's FREE) from Auden Theatre Box Office 01263 713444 or online - click button below


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SCCS in rehearsal at the Auden Theatre
SCCS in rehearsal at the Auden Theatre

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