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We are now on Facebook
Sun 22 Jan 2017

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

We have a new Facebook page with News, Photos, Events, interaction, regular updates. Please visit our page and "Like" us!

Click the Link below

    SCCS Facebook Page

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.

    View Silent Movie Poster

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.

Click on ther link below for more information

    Winter in the Woods Poster

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.

24 hour Piano Marathon
Sat 12 Nov 2016

Sheringham and Cromer Choral Society has recently become a member of the newly formed Norfolk Music Library Friends. This group has been set up to to work alongside the Norfolk County Council Music Library Service which is currently under threat from continuing local authority cuts.

We are joining with other choirs, orchestras and music groups, together with our "umbrella" organisation Making Music,  in the hope of ensuring that we will continue to be able to borrow vocal scores and orchestral sets at reasonable cost via the Norfolk Music Library Service which is facing the possibility of closure. This is a vital service for us and many other music makers in the county.

The NMLF are actively looking into both practical and financial ways of supporting the Library Service to ensure that its continuation is viable. You can follow their endeavours on their web site  https://normuslibfriends.wordpress.com 

There is an exciting fund raising initiative taking place next weekend. A 24 hour Piano Marathon is being held at St Peter Mancroft church Norwich from noon on Friday 18 November until noon on Saturday 19 November 2016. We are pleased to announce that our very own Accompanist Anthony Gowing is planning to take part. At rehearsal last Monday Ant told us that St Peter Mancroft holds a special place in his heart, as it does for our Musical Director David Ballard - they both learned to play the organ there. 

Please join with us in sponsoring Anthony. Find a sponsorship form by clicking the button below. Cheques (payable to Sheringham and Cromer Choral Society) can be handed to any member of the choir in a sealed envelope clearly marked PIANO MARATHON or donations can be paid direct to the Society's bank account:

Co-operative Bank,  Account name: Sheringham and Cromer Choral Society

Sortcode:089299; Account Number: 65391385; Reference: PIANO MARATHON.

    NMLF Piano Marathon Sponsorship Form

SCCS Launch 2016-17 Season Programme
Mon 15 Aug 2016

Our new Musical Director, David Ballard, has already made his mark by publishing the full programme for the coming year at the start of the season. Click below to read all about our plans for an exciting season. 

David is of course well known in local music circles and has been our Assistant Musical Director for the past year. He was featured in a local newspaper article earlier in the year - see below.

We also welcome Anthony Gowing as our new Accompanist.

There will be an early opportunity to met the new team when we hold an open rehearsal on Monday 12 September at 7pm. All welcome to come along and try your hand (or voice!) at choral singing and learn a bit more about the choir.

Or you can come and join us for our next Come & Sing event on Saturday 15 October. As previously this is a free event open to all the community - whatever your level of singing ability. All welcome from accomplished singers to those just finding their way around a music stave. See Diary page for full details.

    2016 - 17 Season

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