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.
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
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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!
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.
We are now on Facebook
Sun 22 Jan 2017
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New Year Update
Tue 10 Jan 2017
Following on from the hugely well received concert In Every Corner Sing (with the brillant baritone Dhilan Gnanadurai and charming string orchestra led by Keith Hobday) members of the choir relaxed by carol singing at Kelling Heath for an East Anglian Air Ambulance fund raising event.
Christmas is the time for giving and we are delighted to report that SCCS has received two very generous donations of £100 each from Norwich and Peterborough Building Society and Cromer and Sheringham Crab and Lobster Festival respectively.
These monies will be used to defray the overhead expenses of the Society's fund-raising venture on Saturday 18 February at 7.30 pm when, for one night only, St Peter's Parish Church Sheringham will be converted into a silent movie cinema. Our very own Anthony Gowing will take to the organ keyboard to accompany the 1925 full length silent movie version of Phantom of the Opera starring Lon Chaney. All welcome - free entry - posh refreshments available - retiring collection for choral society funds.
Donation from Norwich & Peterborough helps Fund Raising
Thr 8 Dec 2016
Chairman Bob Cumber receives Donation from Norwich & Peterborough
Sheringham and Cromer Choral wish to thank all the local people who once again voted for the Society in the latest round of the Norwich and Peterborough Building Society Charity Choices Campaign. As a result we are delighted to have received a cheque for £100. This money will help cover overheads for our next fund raising venture.
On Saturday 18 February we will be screening a 1925 Silent Movie with live organ accompaniment by Anthony Gowing. This is something of a passion for our brilliant accompanist who is happy to provide his services at no cost to raise funds for the charity.
We will be showing the 1925 version of Phantom of the Opera starring Lon Chaney in St Peter's Parish Church Sheringham at 7.30 pm on Saturday 18 February 2016.
Admission will be free of charge with a retiring collection - recommended minimum donation £8.
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