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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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Very enjoyable fund raising event
Sat 25 Feb 2017

Mannington Hall Garden Party 2015
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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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
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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A great start to the 2016-17 Concert Season
Thr 1 Dec 2016

Sheringham and Cromer Choral Society in rehearsal with Dhilan Gnanadurai & David Ballard 26 Nov 2016
Sheringham and Cromer Choral Society in rehearsal with Dhilan Gnanadurai & David Ballard 26 Nov 2016

At the end of November the choir returned to St Peter's Church Sheringham to perform its first concert under the baton of our new Musical Director, David Ballard. The programme of largely 20th century English music was warmly appreciated by an enthusiastic audience. The choir rose to the occasion with a joyful performance of Parry's Blest pair of Sirens and thoroughly enjoyed Stanford's Songs of the Fleet alongside the brilliant baritone soloist Dhilan Gnanadurai. The string orchestra, led by Keith Hobday, came into its own with a beautiful rendering of Gerald Finzi's rarely heard Eclogue where we enjoyed the sensitive interpretation of pianist Anthony Gowing who is now the choir's regular Accompanist. The second half saw another fine performance by the strings - Holt's St Paul's Suite and the evening concluded with a confident perrformance of Vaughan Williams Five Mystical Songs with Dhilan Gnanadurai on top form ably supported by the choir and orchestra. A most enjoyable evening.

Winter in the Woods
Wed 7 Dec 2016

Members of the choir will be at Kelling Heath Holiday Park on Saturday 10 December singing carols as part of the East Anglian Air Ambulance Winter in the Woods event. 

We will be singing at 12 noon and 12.45pm 

Do come along and enjoy the event and support the Air Ambulance.

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Countdown to Concert
Mon 21 Nov 2016

The choir are really looking forward to a delightful concert in St Peter's Sheringham on Saturday 26 November at 7.30pm.

Our new Musical Director, David Ballard, writes:

"Rather than going with more obvious themes of Remembrance or Advent, our concert programme instead focuses on music that came out of the so-called English renaissance. The music varies between that written for voices and that written for string orchestra, with the Five Mystical Songs in the second half featuring the full array of musicians.

It is a delight to welcome the members of our invited orchestra, and I hope for more performances working with this talented group of musicians in the future. It is also a great joy to work with the outstanding baritone soloist Dhilan Gnanaduari as a conductor for the first time."

Rehearsals continue tonight and Friday evening and Saturday afternoon with the intention of creating a memorable evening of inspired english music for all to enjoy.

Get your tickets now priced £12 from the Sheringham Little Theatre box office 01263 822347 or online by clicking the button at the very bottom of this page.

Tickets may also be purchased on the door priced £15.

And remember all UNDER 18's GO FREE.

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