Sheringham and Cromer Choral Society was founded in 1933 and is currently directed by David Ballard and accompanied by Philip Adams. In recent years the choir has worked with both the English Chamber Orchestra and London Mozart Players, has commissioned work by Patrick Hawes and Richard Allain and taken a key role in important community events including significant concerts to commemorate the centenary of the beginning and ending of World War One in 2014 and 2018. Our repertoire is quite varied including many of the larger choral works by composers from the 17th through to the 21st century as well as occasional smaller or lesser known pieces. Each year the choir performs three concerts in local venues and also runs a 'Come and Sing' event in the early autumn. We practise on Monday evenings in term time, 7.00 pm - 9.00 pm, at St Andrew's Methodist Church, Cromer Road, Sheringham. The choir welcomes singers of all voices and abilities without audition.

News and notices

2019-20 Season Abandoned and 2020-21 Announced
Fri 5 Jun 2020

We are very sorry to have to announce that, due to the COVID19 pandemic, we have had to abandon our 2019-20 Season programme. However, in the hope that the current lockdown  restrictions will be eased over the coming months, we are tentatively announcing our plans for next Season commencing Autumn 2020.

This programme assumes that it will be possible to commence live rehearsals by 21 September 2020. Should that not be possible then the plans will be modified.

Here are some of the highlights we hope to perform:

Concert 21 November 2020: St Peter's Sheringham

"Appear in Visions to all Musicians"

Benjamin Briiten : Hymn to St Cecilia

Cecelia McDowell: Ave Maris Stella

Ralph Vaughan Williams: Five Mystical Songs

We are delighted to announce that our Baritone soloist will be the wonderful Jamie Hall accompanied by organ and string quartet

Concert 6 December 2020: Sheringham Little Theatre

"Music for Christmas"

A light-hearted performance of popular carols with audience participation and readings by children from the Little Theatre youth group 

Come & Sing Event Spring 2021: St Andrews' Methodist Church Sheringham

George Frideric Handel: Coronation Anthems

Date tbc

Concert 24 April 2021 (tbc): Cromer Parish Church

"Choir Greatest Hits"

A delight of favourite choral music by Parry, Mozart, Bruckner, Gjeilo, Elgar and Holst chosen by members of the choir

Thomas Hewitt-Jones: Seasons (World Premiere) 

George Frideric Handel: Coronation Anthems

The choir will be accompanied by organ and a small  wind and percussion ensemble.

SCCS have been able to commission Thomas Hewitt-Jones to compose Seasons thanks to a bequest from the estate of the late Barbara Proctor, a former longstanding member of the choir.

Concert 10 July 2021 (tbc): Cromer Parish Church

"Mass of the Children"

SCCS joins with Broadland Youth Choir to perform John Rutter's Mass of the Children with small orchestra and soloists Zaira Palumbo and Anthony Loftus. 

First Virtual Rehearsal Tonight!
Mon 27 Apr 2020

Courtesy of Zoom we are holding our very first virtual on-line rehearsal this evening. Our MD, David Ballard, has some splendid madrigals for us to get our tongues around later today. Although we havn't been rehearsing together for more than a month David has kept us on our toes with weekly You Tube coaching and music theory classes. It will be great to see (and hear?) everyone again albeit only by video link!

    David Ballard warming up for tonight's rehearsal!

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