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
Summer Gala Concert and Picnic Auden Theatre 15 July
Tue 20 Jun 2017
Rehearsals are going really well for our next concert. Sheringham and Cromer Choral Society and orchestra are delighted to be returning to the Auden Theatre, Holt for our Summer Gala Concert on Saturday 15 July at 7.30 pm.
The choir, directed by David Ballard, will perform Joseph Haydn’s lyrical oratorio The Seasons. As the title suggests this exciting work takes us on a journey through the four seasons – Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter – with lively and atmospheric music very much in the style of his earlier, and perhaps better known, oratorio The Creation. The audience will get to experience the changing scene throughout a year in mid-Europe in the early 1800’s.
The work will be sung in English – as was the original performance – using the latest libretto which allows Haydn’s original wit, humour and musical genius to shine through. The choir will be joined by 3 splendid soloists: Zaira Palumbo (soprano), Lawrence Thackeray (tenor) and Tom Appleton (bass).
Prior to the concert the audience are invited to picnic on the lawns between the Auden Theatre and the new Britten Building. The bar will be open from 6.30 pm.
Tickets (£15 under 18’s FREE) are available now from the Auden Theatre box office telephone 01263 713444 or online - click the button at the foot of this page
Concert Success in Cromer
Mon 10 Apr 2017
SCCS take a bow with soloists Charli Andrew and Simon Mulligan
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!
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
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