Sheringham and Cromer Choral Society was founded in 1933 and the choir currently has a membership of around 100. Our repertoire is quite
varied but is made up mainly of large choral works by composers from the 17th through to the 21st century. The concerts performed in the last few years
have ranged from Bach's Mass in B Minor to Carl Orff's Carmina Burana. In 2014 we commissioned celebrated composer Patrick Hawes to write
Eventide (In Memoriam Edith Cavell) which we performed in Norwich Cathedral and Sheringham to commemorate the centenary of WW1. Each year the
choir puts on three concerts and also runs a 'Come and Sing' event in the early autumn. We practice on Monday evenings in term time, 7-8.45pm, at St
Andrew's Methodist Church, Cromer Road, Sheringham. The choir welcomes singers of all voices and abilities without audition.
News and notices
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
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.
Songs of Love & Nonsense 85th Anniversary Concert
Johannes Brahms Geistliches Lied Op 30
Johannes Brahms Liebeslieder-Walzer op. 52
Eric Whitacre Five Hebrew Love Songs
Richard Rodney Bennett Nonsense
Richard Rodney Bennett Summer Music for Flute and Piano
Saturday 14 July 2018, 7.30 pm
Auden Theatre, Holt
David Ballard conductor
Philip Adams piano
Michael Finnissy piano
Jodie Ballard flute
This delightful programme of song cycles for a summer evening will largely consist of pieces written for 4 handed piano and chorus.
We are delighted that our rehearsal accompanist Philip Adams will be joined by the renowned pianist Michael Finnissy for a delightful evening of exquisite choral music spanning the nineteenth to the twenty-first centuries. See and hear the Auden Theatre’s beautiful Steinway “A” grand piano resound to the playing of four highly skilled hands on one keyboard.
Tickets £12 (£15 on the door) Under 18's FREE from the Auden Theatre Box Office 01263 713444 (Box Office open Mon - Fri 1pm to 2.30pm in term time and 1 hour before ticketed performances for personal callers and phone bookings - 24 hour answerphone at all other times)
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