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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.

Musical Director David Ballard Is Married
Sun 6 May 2018

We are delighted to congratulate our Musical Director David Ballard and Jodie on their marriage yesterday Saturday 5th May. It was a wonderful - and very musical - occasion.

Rehearsals Begin for 85th Anniversary Gala Concert
Mon 30 Apr 2018

Lux Concert Cromer Church 28 April 2018
Lux Concert Cromer Church 28 April 2018

Rehearsals begin tonight (Monday 30April) at ST ANDREWS METHODIST CHURCH for our next concert featuring music by Brahms, Richard Rodney Bennett and Eric Whitacre. All new singers very welcome to join us. There are no auditions so come and give choral singing a try for a couple of weeks - you are almost certain to stay and join us.

A Fantastic Concert
Mon 30 Apr 2018

Musical Director David Ballard tweeted:

SheringhamCromChoral‏ @Shezzachoral Apr 28


MDs concert review; ‘bossed it.’ Thanks to our excellent soloists, @walton_rosamund @lthackeraytenor #DavidPrice and blinding accompniment from #JonathanStamp et al. Good audience on a miserable evening. @cromerchurch #HeresToTheNextOne #SaveBestForTheConcert


Choir Member Mike Thornton tweeted:

Apr 29

Replying to @Howard_Goodall @Shezzachoral @daveinnorfolk19

Eternal Light a most excellent work, Howard, much enjoyed singing tonight under the direction of David Ballard. Thanks @daveinnorfolk19 for introducing @Shezzachoral to such an exciting programme of works rarely performed in Norfolk.

John Frosdick, Mayor of Cromer Town wrote...

Please pass on my thanks to all your Members for such a fantastic concert last night. I thought the whole evening was very enjoyable and the singing was amazing from all. I really enjoyed my evening.

Change of Rehearsal Venue
Tue 20 Mar 2018

Please note that, with effect from Monday 30 April, our rehearsal venue will change from Sheringham High School to:

St Andrew's Methodist Church, Cromer Road, Sheringham NR26 8SA

Our last rehearsal at Sheringham High School will take place on Monday 16 April.

The rehearsal timetable for the next few weeks reads as follows:

Monday 26 March 7.00 pm Last rehearsal of Spring Term at Sheringham High School

Monday 02 April  NO REHEARSAL (Easter Monday)

Monday 09 April 7.00 pm Quiz + Fish & Chip Supper at Tyneside Club Station Road Sheringham NR26 8RG.   NOTE: Food will be served at 7pm and quiz will begin afterwards.

Monday 16 April 7.00 for 7.15 pm Rehearsal at Sheringham High School

Monday 23 April 7.00 pm Rehearsal Cromer Parish Church

Friday 27 April 7.00 pm Rehearsal St Andrews Methodist Church (NOTE - NOT CONCERT VENUE)

Saturday 28 April 2.00 pm Rehearsal Cromer Parish Church

Saturday 28 April 7.30 pm Concert Cromer Parish Church

Monday 30 April 7.00 for 7.15 pm Rehearsal St Andrew's Methodist Church

Monday 07 May 7.00 for 7.15 pm Rehearsal St Andrew's Methodist Church

Howard Goodall tweets his support
Wed 7 Mar 2018


Howard Goodall Retweeted SheringhamCromChoral

Have a very happy memory of a concert with my school choir in Cromer Parish Church in the summer of 1974. Not in a million years would I have guessed then something like this by me would one day fill its arches: ETERNAL LIGHT: A REQUIEM on April 28th 🎶

Mon 26 Feb 2018


Preparations well advanced for exciting concert
Sat 24 Feb 2018

Rehearsals are now well under way for our exciting Lux concert on Saturday 28 April when we shall be performing choral music on the theme of light.

Musical Director, David Ballard says "This might just be the project I’ve worked on as a musician that I’m most excited about. I don’t care if you like choral music or not - you need to come and listen. Great contemporary music, great soloists, and a choir who want to show you they love it. Be there."

David's enthusiasm is infectious and no wonder when you consider that the concert will feature a major work by Howard Goodall CBE who will be familar to many as the presenter of many television programmes with a musical theme and as the prodigious composer of musicals, choral music and a multitude of television theme music such as Blackadder, Mr Bean and, possibly, most popular The Vicar of Dibley.

Eternal Light: A Requiem was originally commissioned by Rambert Dance Company as a choral-orchestral-dance piece and has quickly earned a firm place in the choral repertoire.

Also on the programme are works by the widely performed American composer Morten Lauridsen, the Norwegian Ola Gjeilo and the Devon-based composer of sacred music Graham Keitch whose works are rapidly becoming popular and frequently performed by choirs and in cathedrals around the world.

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