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Come & Sing Mozart Requiem
Wed 6 Sep 2017

New Season gets underway Monday 11 September
Wed 6 Sep 2017

Following on from a highly successful first season with our musical director David Ballard we launch quickly into an action-packed programme for 2017 -18. We are delighted to be joined by Philip Adams as our new Accompanist. Welcome Philip!

As usual we commence the year with our Annual General Meeting on Monday 11 September at 7.15 pm in Sheringham High School. Whilst there is business to be dealt with this evening also provides the opportunity for Members to catch up after the summer break over a glass of wine and nibbles. So more a fun evening than a boring AGM!!

The following Monday evening 18 September rehearsals get underway with 3 key pieces to be learned for our November concert: Mendelssohn Hymn of Praise (Lobgesang), Mozart Regina Coeli and Haydn Te Deum in C - a feast of praise songs and much of it new to many of us! 

New members will be most welcome - just come along to Sheringham High (main hall) on 18 September - you are welcome to "try us out" for a week or two before committing to join. Subscription is £90 per year (which works out at less than £2.50 per rehearsal) plus a one-off returnable music deposit of £20 to borrow vocal scores. 

Our first event of the season will be a glorious all-day Come & Sing Mozart Requiem on 14 October in Sheringham - a free event open to singers of all abilities - scroll down for full details.

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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

STOP PRESS: IF YOU ARE HAVING DIFFICULTIES BOOKING THROUGH THE AUDEN THEATRE WEB SITE PLEASE TELEPHONE 07786 194761 AND WE WILL BE PLEASED TO RESERVE TICKETS TO BE COLLECTED ON THE DOOR FROM 6.30 PM

Zaira Palumbo
Zaira Palumbo

Lawrence Thackeray
Lawrence Thackeray

Tom Appleton
Tom Appleton

Concert Success in Cromer
Mon 10 Apr 2017

SCCS take a bow with soloists Charli Andrew and Simon Mulligan
SCCS take a bow with soloists Charli Andrew and Simon Mulligan

Sheringham and Cromer Choral Society perform Durufle Requiem
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

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.

We are now on Facebook
Sun 22 Jan 2017

Find us at https://www.facebook.com/SheringhamCromerChoral 

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