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

Zaira Palumbo joins us for The Dreamers of Dreams
Tue 19 Mar 2019

Zaira Gabriella Palumbo
Zaira Gabriella Palumbo


We are very sorry to have to announce that, due to illness, Zairia Palumbo will be unable to perform at our concert on Saturday 6 April. However, we are pleased to inform you that her place will be taken by the delightful soprano, Rosamund Walton, who is well known to our regular audiences.

We are delighted to welcome back the popular young soprano soloist Zaira Palumbo for our upcoming concert in Cromer Parish Church on Saturday 6 April at 7.30 pm.

Zaira Palumbo is a classical soprano based in Norfolk having recently graduated with a BMus (Hons) in Vocal Performance and her LTCL in Vocal Teaching fromTrinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance under the tutelage of Joan Rodgers CBE and Anna Tilbrook.

​Zaira has a wealth of experience within the classical genre and has performed in many concert venues and churches including Blackheath Halls, Norwich Theatre Royal, Old Royal Naval College Chapel – Greenwich, Clare College Chapel – Cambridge, St Andrews Hall – Norwich, King Georges Hall - Blackburn and Sheringham Little Theatre.

Zaira was a semi-finalist at the Llangollen International Eisteddfod in 2013 as well as taking part in the Norfolk Young Musician Competition and The Kathleen Ferrier Bursary Competition in 2015. She has performed as the soprano soloist in Haydn: The Seasons, Schubert: Mass in C, Purcell: Come ye sons of art and Pergolesi: Stabat Mater and was a member of the Ricardian Singers, performing The Middleham Requiem at a service commemorating the re-burial of King Richard III. She was also head chorister of the Broadland Youth Choir, teaching the RSCM Voice for Life Scheme before commencing her studies in London.

She has organised various charity concerts in Norfolk including classical recitals and theatre shows at the Norwich Puppet Theatre and Sheringham Little Theatre.

Zaira also has a strong passion for musical theatre and has performed the roles of Fantine in Les Miserables and Carlotta in The Phantom of the Opera.

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Rehearsals under way for next Concert
Mon 18 Mar 2019

Rehearsals are well under way for our next concert. Musical Director, David Ballard, quoting the first line of Edward Elgar's beautiful work The Music Makers says "We are the Music Makers and We are the Dreamers Of  Dreams. I am loving working on Edward Elgar's epic work for our next concert alongside John Rutter's Requiem in Cromer church on Saturday 6 April. We will be joined by the soprano soloist, Zaira Palumbo, and a small chamber ensemble for what promises to be a wonderful evening of beautiful choral music. We look forward to seeing you there".

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Next concert

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 Hunt -soprano

Dhilan Gnanadurai - baritone

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. 

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.

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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