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, in the
school hall at Sheringham High School. The choir welcomes singers of all voices and abilities without audition.
News and notices
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New Year Update
Tue 10 Jan 2017
Following on from the hugely well received concert In Every Corner Sing (with the brillant baritone Dhilan Gnanadurai and charming string orchestra led by Keith Hobday) members of the choir relaxed by carol singing at Kelling Heath for an East Anglian Air Ambulance fund raising event.
Christmas is the time for giving and we are delighted to report that SCCS has received two very generous donations of £100 each from Norwich and Peterborough Building Society and Cromer and Sheringham Crab and Lobster Festival respectively.
These monies will be used to defray the overhead expenses of the Society's fund-raising venture on Saturday 18 February at 7.30 pm when, for one night only, St Peter's Parish Church Sheringham will be converted into a silent movie cinema. Our very own Anthony Gowing will take to the organ keyboard to accompany the 1925 full length silent movie version of Phantom of the Opera starring Lon Chaney. All welcome - free entry - posh refreshments available - retiring collection for choral society funds.
An Evening of French Reflective Music
Francis Poulenc Litanies a la Vierge Noire
Maurice Duruflé Notre Pere
Maurice Duruflé Requiem
Maurice Duruflé Prélude et Fugue sur le nom d'Alain
Saturday 8 April 2017, 7.30 pm
Cromer Parish Church, Cromer
David Ballard Conductor
Anthony Gowing Organ
Charli Andrews Mezzo Soprano
Simon Mulligan Baritone
An evening of French reflective music by two of the 20th century's greatest, if not most revolutionary, composers.
Maurice Durufle's Requiem, largely modelled on the titled work by Gabriel Faure is based on the plainsong tradition. It is a work of great emotion and features an ecstatic climax during the Sanctus which must rival anything in the choral repertoire. Durufle was fiercely protective of his music and burnt many manuscripts but his works in this concert are clearly from the pen of a master.
Francis Poulenc achieved a greater fame in his lifetime though his Litanies which open this concert are a deeply personal work composed in less than a week. This is the first piece of religious choral writing completed by Poulenc for three-part female voices and consists of a sequence of prayers to Mary.
Tickets £10 (£12 on the door) UNDER 18's FREE from Sheringham Little Theatre Box Office 01263 822347 or online - click link below
Tickets also available from K Hardware Cromer (opposite Cromer Parish Church) - personal callers only
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