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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.

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.

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