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 practise 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
News and notices
Rehearsals under way for next Concert
Mon 14 Jan 2019
Rehearsals are already 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. There is still plenty of time to come and join us for this wonderful music." Rehearsals take place on Monday evenings in term time at 7pm for 7.15 pm in St Andrew's Methodist Church, Cromer Road Sheringham.
PLEASE NOTE: Whilst the church heating system is undergoing repair rehearsals take place in one of the halls.
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.
The Dreamers of Dreams
Edward Elgar The Music Makers
Hugo Wolf Einklang
John Rutter Requiem
Charles Villiers Stanford The Blue Bird
Saturday 6 April 2019, 7.30 pm
Cromer Parish Church, Cromer
Zaira Palumbo - soprano
David Ballard - conductor
Sheringham and Cromer Chamber Ensemble
This concert features two reflective works by the most successful British composers at opposite ends of the twentieth century, both for Soprano and chorus.
Edward Elgar's The Music Makers is an ode to those who create music with words by Arthur O’Shaughnessy. The opening lines set the scene “We are the music makers and we are the dreamers of dreams”.
John Rutter's popular Requiem has the sort of memorable melodies that are readily associated with his work whilst also being able to explore profound musical depths. The Requiem is dedicated to his father who had recently died when he completed composing the work in 1985. He combines the traditional Latin text with bible verses in English – notably Psalm 23 “The Lord is My Shepherd” and Psalm 130 “Out of the Deep”.
The choir will be joined by soprano soloist Zaira Palumbo who recently graduated from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and is a rising star on the local classical music scene. This concert which will be accompanied by a small chamber ensemble is presented with the greatly appreciated support of Cromer Town Council and Norfolk County Council.
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