Welcome

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 audition.

News and notices

Rehearsals under way for next Concert
Fri 23 Nov 2018

 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 4 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. 

The final rehearsal this term will be held on Monday 3 December when we will round off the evening singing a few carols. If you are thinking of joining us this would be an ideal opportunity to come and meet the choir in an informal atmosphere before rehearsals begin again in earnest on Monday 7 January.

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.

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Next concert

The Music Makers
Edward Elgar The Music Makers
John Rutter Requiem

Saturday 6 April 2019, 7.30 pm
Cromer Parish Church, Cromer
Zaira Palumbo - soprano

David Ballard - conductor

Sheringham and Cromer Chamber Ensemble

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 whilst John Rutter's Requiem has the sort of memorable melodies that are readily associated with his work whilst also being able to explore profound musical depths.

Tickets
Tickets will be available from Sheringham Little Theatre Box Office nearer the time of the concert - contact info@sheringhamandcromerchoral.co.uk for further updates

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