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SCCS 2019-20 Programme announced
Tue 18 Jun 2019

We are pleased to announce our 2019-20 programme of concerts and events:

Saturday 12th October 2019  10.00- 16.00 Come & Sing Vivaldi Gloria. This will include a performance by SCCS members of one movement from Matthew Coleridge's Requiem. Venue: St Andrew's Methodist Church, Sheringham

Saturday 23rd November 2019 7.00 pm Concert Amadeus Mozart: Missa Brevis in B flat; East Anglian Premiere of Requiem by Matthew Coleridge; Joseph Haydn: Insanae et Vanae Curae. Venue: St Peter's Sheringham 

Saturday 25 April 2020 7.00 pm Concert Charles Hubert Parry: Blest Pair of Sirens; Edward Elgar: Te Deum and Benedictus; Zoltan Kodaly: Missa Brevis. Venue: St Peter's Sheringham.

Saturday 11 July 2020 7.00 pm Concert George Frideric Handel: Alexander's Feast         Venue: Cromer Parish Church 

Further details will be announced on the web site in due course - please watch this space!

Summer Concert One Month Away
Sat 15 Jun 2019

Rehearsals are well under way for our summer concert on Saturday 13th July. The choir are loving this wonderful music by Elgar and Brahms. 

We will be performing Brahms' German Requiem in its original version for piano duet accompaniment and are delioghted to announce that our pianists for the evening will be Michael Finnissy and Philip Adams - an amazing duo of highly talented musicians who will be perfoming on the wonderful Steinway D piano at the Auden Theatre.

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

Zaira Gabriella Palumbo
Zaira Gabriella Palumbo

STOP PRESS 

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".

Choral Society partners with Town Council for Remembrance
Sun 11 Nov 2018

Saturday 10 November saw a packed St Peter's Church in Sheringham for the town's Armistice Centenary Concert. Sheringham and Cromer Choral Society were an official partner in the Sheringham World War One Centenary Commemorations and Centenary Project. The concert which was opened by the Mayor of Sheringham, Madeleine Ashcroft, commenced with a piece from Patrick Hawes latest work The Great War Symphony. Christian Soldiers  provided a special link back to the choir's Remembrance concert in 2014 when we marked the centenary of the start of the First World War by commissioning Patrick Hawes to write Eventide (in memoriam Edith Cavell).

The main work in the first half of the concert was Ralph Vaughan William's Dona Nobis Pacem which he wrote in 1936 as a plea for peace as the threat of war once again loomed large across Europe. Directed by David Ballard with magnificent solo performances from Rosamund Walton, soprano and Julian Chou-Lambert, baritone and a powerful chamber orchestra under the leadership of Keith Hobday the choir gave a passionate performance. 

The second half saw a moving performance of Gabriel Faure's Requiem and the evening concluded with an a capella performance of Charles Hubert Parry's Crossing the Bar - a fitting finale which ensured our Music for Remembrance was most appropriate for the day.

Council Grant to Choral Society for Singing Workshop
Fri 28 Sep 2018

North Norfolk District Council have officially announced  (North Norfolk News 27 September 2018) that they have awarded more than £14,000 to nine community organisations to focusing on health and wellbeing. This includes a grant of £778 to Sheringham and Cromer Choral Society for the community Come & Sing workshop which takes place at St Andrew's Methodist Church on Saturday 13 October. This makes it possible for us to offer the workshop as a FREE event for the whole community. Singers of all ages and abilities will be most welcome to join together  sing Gabriel Fauré's Requiem. There will be an informal performance at approx 3pm to which family and friends are most welcome. 

Further details and how to book a place can be found below - please scroll down this page.

Join us for a new term singing great music
Sat 25 Aug 2018

Sheringham and Cromer Choral Society begins rehearsals for our 2018-19 season on Monday 3 September in St Andrew's Methodist Church, Cromer Road, Sheringham. We gather at 7pm so that we are ready to start rehearsals promptly at 7.15 pm. 

The following Monday we meet at 7.15 pm for our Annual General Meeting which will be followed by a rehearsal.

This term is focused very much around our First World War Armistice Centenary concert in St Peter's Parish Church Sheringham on Saturday 10 November at 7.30 pm. Click on the Diary page for full details of that concert. The programme will include Gabriel Fauré's Requiem and we will also be focusing on that work during a Come & Sing day on Saturday 13 October from 10.00 am to 3.00 pm followed by an informal performance. This will be FREE to attend thanks to the generous support of North Norfolk District Council. See below for full details of this event. 

The choir welcomes new Members in all voice parts without audition. Come along to any of our rehearsals. We are very happy for you to try out singing with us for a week or two. Or join us for the Come and Sing day - you never know you may enjoy it so much you decide to join us permanently. Our Musical Director, David Ballard, and Accompanist Philip Adams always ensure that rehearsals are both enjoyable and instructive. Singing is great fun - and highly beneficial for both mental and physical well-being.

Full details about joining the choir, annual membership fees etc. can be found on the Join the Choir page.

85th Anniversary Garden Party at Mannington Hall
Sun 10 Jun 2018

On Saturday 9 June, at the kind invitation of Lord and Lady Walpole, Sheringham and Cromer Choral Society celebrated it's 85th Anniversary with a Garden Party at Mannington Hall. Members and guests enjoyed a private visit to the Hall and gardens. As well as being given private tours of the Hall by our hosts everyone was able to explore the gardens and picnic in the grounds. 

Towards the end of the afternoon everyone gathered in the Greedy Goose cafeteria to share a celebratory cake and toasts to the choir (having kept the choral music tradition thriving in north Norfolk for 85 years) and our hosts who have supported the choir so much during the many years that Lord Walpole has been President as he now retires from this role. The opportunity was taken to present Lord and Lady Walpole with a standard rose, aptly named Rhapsody in Blue, to add to the splendid collection in Mannington's celebrated rose garden.

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