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
SCCS showcases young soloists for Duruflé Requiem
Sat 25 Feb 2017
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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Very enjoyable fund raising event
Sat 25 Feb 2017
Mannington Hall Garden Party 2015
Saturday 18 February saw a large and enthusiastic audience in St Peter's Sheringham for our first fund raising venture of the year. For one night only the church was converted into a movie theatre of the silent screen era for the screening of the 1925 version of Phantom of the Opera starring Lon Chaney with live organ accompaniment from the redoubtable Anthony Gowing. No mean feat for a full length feature film.
The audience enjoyed St Peter's splendid "posh" refreshments and a raffle. Generous donations raised some £800 towards much needed choral society funds.
The Society wish to acknowledge the grant funding received from both Cromer and Sheringham Crab and Lobster Festival and Norwich and Peterborough Building Society which helped defray the overhead costs of the evening. Splecial thanks also to the vicar and churchwardens for the use of St Peter's Church.
Our next major fund raising venture will be a Garden Party at Mannington Hall on Saturday 20 May by kind invitation of Lord and Lady Walpole.
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Sun 22 Jan 2017
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An Evening of French Reflective Music
Francis Poulenc Litanies a la Vierge Noire
Maurice Duruflé Notre Pere
Maurice Duruflé Requiem
Maurice Duruflé Prélude et Fugue sur le nom d'Alain
Saturday 8 April 2017, 7.30 pm
Cromer Parish Church, Cromer
David Ballard Conductor
Anthony Gowing Organ
Charli Andrews Mezzo Soprano
Simon Mulligan Baritone
An evening of French reflective music by two of the 20th century's greatest, if not most revolutionary, composers.
Maurice Durufle's Requiem, largely modelled on the titled work by Gabriel Faure is based on the plainsong tradition. It is a work of great emotion and features an ecstatic climax during the Sanctus which must rival anything in the choral repertoire. Durufle was fiercely protective of his music and burnt many manuscripts but his works in this concert are clearly from the pen of a master.
Francis Poulenc achieved a greater fame in his lifetime though his Litanies which open this concert are a deeply personal work composed in less than a week. This is the first piece of religious choral writing completed by Poulenc for three-part female voices and consists of a sequence of prayers to Mary.
Tickets £10 (£12 on the door) UNDER 18's FREE from Sheringham Little Theatre Box Office 01263 822347 or online - click link below
Tickets also available from (personal callers only) :
K Hardware Cromer (opposite Cromer Parish Church)
Cromer Tourist Information Office
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