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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

Exciting July for Choral Society
Sat 6 Aug 2016

An exciting year for Sheringham and Cromer Choral Society concluded last week with a farewell party for Musical Director, Harry Castle. The choir gathered in St Peter’s Sheringham Parish Hall to present Harry with a card signed by all the members and a thankyou cheque. To the delight of all present Chairman, Bob Cumber, read a poem written in tribute to Harry by choir member Godfrey Goodman.

The previous Saturday saw a splendid Royal Gala concert in the Auden Theatre in honour of the 90th Birthday year of HM The Queen. The foyer was decorated with union flags for the occasion and there was much flag waving in the audience when the concert came to a conclusion with a resounding rendition of Benjamin Britten’s National Anthem following much enjoyed performances of popular works by Handel and Mozart – all with a royal theme – under the direction of Harry Castle.

 A few days earlier the Society were delighted to be presented by Norwich & Peterborough Building Society Sheringham with a cheque for £500 following their Charity Choices Campaign. Sheringham and Cromer Choral Society received the most public votes and we wish to say a huge thank you to everyone who took the trouble to visit N&P Sheringham and vote for us. The donation will enable us to stage another of our free Come & Sing events open to the whole community. This year we will meet at the Lighthouse Sheringham on Saturday 15 October from 10 am to 4.30 pm to learn choruses from Haydn’s Nelson Mass leading to an informal concert performance in St Peter’s Sheringham at approx. 5pm.

Royal Gala Concert Saturday 16 July 7.30pm Auden Theatre
Tue 5 Jul 2016

Far from resting on their laurels after the success of the Mahler 8 performance with Norwich Philharmonic in May the members of Sheringham and Cromer Choral Society have been preparing hard for our next concert.

On Saturday 16 July at 7.30pm we return to the Auden Theatre for another of our popular Gala Concerts. This year very much with a Royal theme as we mark the 90th Birthday year of HM the Queen.

Our terrific Musical Director, Harry Castle, has selected a wonderful programme not only fit for a Queen but also very suitable for a summer evening. Accompanied by a specially invited orchestra we will be singing Mozart's sumptuous Coronation Mass as well as all four of Handel's Coronation Anthems. Everyone knows Zadok the Priest - but can you name the other three? We will be joined by four fabulous soloists: Rosamund Walton, Laurence Blyth, Tom Rowarth and Andrew Weeks. The orchestra will delight us by playing Handel's Royal Water Music suite in F. And we plan to round off the evening with Benjamin Britten's scintillating setting of the National Anthem. All wonderfully exciting and highly patriotic music. Do not miss it!

This will be your last chance to see Harry directing the choir before he leaves for Wolverhampton to pursue his PGCE.

Choral forces combine for magnificent night
Mon 23 May 2016

Saturday evening saw the magnificent climax of month's of preparation by choirs and orchestras across Norfolk. The Norfolk Showground Arena reverberated to the resounding sounds of Mahler's Eighth Symphony - it was a wonderful and highly memorable experience for performers and audience alike. Sheringham and Cromer Choral Society were delighted and priveleged to be involved in this unique and unforgettable occasion.

    Read Review

SCCS is Charity of the month at Norwich & Peterborough
Fri 13 May 2016

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Latest news - we have been successful in being awarded £500 from the Charity Choice Campaign. Very many thanks to Norwich & Peterborough and everyone who voted for us.

Sheringham and Cromer Choral Society are delighted that Norwich & Peterborough Building Society have chosen us as one of their selected charities this month. The amount of money which they will donate to us is entirely dependent on the number of votes cast by members of the public who visit their branch in Sheringham High Street before 21 May 2016. So please support us and pop into N&P during the next few days.

Choral Society to perform in Mahler 8 Symphony of 1000
Wed 20 Apr 2016

Preparations are well advanced for our joint involvement in the forthcoming spectacular performance of Mahler's Eighth Symphony - affectionately known as the Symphony of a Thousand - which will be performed at the Norwich Showground at 8.00 pm on Saturday 21 May 2016 as part of the Norfolk and Norwich Festival. This performance will celebrate the 175th Anniversary of Norwich Philharmonic who will join with SCCS, Kings Lynn Festival Chorus and Norwich Cathedral Choir and a spectacular line-up of Soloists to make this an evening to be remembered. 

Below is a link for SCCS Members regarding pre-concert rehearsals and arrangements.

To buy tickets scroll to the link at the foot of this page where you will also find full concert details.

    SCCS Member Information Mahler 8

REHEARSAL VENUE MONDAY 7 MARCH
Sun 6 Mar 2016

REMINDER: Our next Rehearsal on Monday 7 March takes place in St Peter's Church Sheringham NOT in Sheringham High School.

Harry has requested that we all be ready for a PROMPT 7pm start.

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