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

Zaira Palumbo joins us for The Dreamers of Dreams
Tue 19 Mar 2019

Zaira Gabriella Palumbo
Zaira Gabriella Palumbo

We are delighted to welcome back the popular young soprano soloist Zaira Palumbo for our upcoming concert in Cromer Parish Church on Saturday 6 April at 7.30 pm.

Zaira Palumbo is a classical soprano based in Norfolk having recently graduated with a BMus (Hons) in Vocal Performance and her LTCL in Vocal Teaching fromTrinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance under the tutelage of Joan Rodgers CBE and Anna Tilbrook.

​Zaira has a wealth of experience within the classical genre and has performed in many concert venues and churches including Blackheath Halls, Norwich Theatre Royal, Old Royal Naval College Chapel – Greenwich, Clare College Chapel – Cambridge, St Andrews Hall – Norwich, King Georges Hall - Blackburn and Sheringham Little Theatre.

Zaira was a semi-finalist at the Llangollen International Eisteddfod in 2013 as well as taking part in the Norfolk Young Musician Competition and The Kathleen Ferrier Bursary Competition in 2015. She has performed as the soprano soloist in Haydn: The Seasons, Schubert: Mass in C, Purcell: Come ye sons of art and Pergolesi: Stabat Mater and was a member of the Ricardian Singers, performing The Middleham Requiem at a service commemorating the re-burial of King Richard III. She was also head chorister of the Broadland Youth Choir, teaching the RSCM Voice for Life Scheme before commencing her studies in London.

She has organised various charity concerts in Norfolk including classical recitals and theatre shows at the Norwich Puppet Theatre and Sheringham Little Theatre.

Zaira also has a strong passion for musical theatre and has performed the roles of Fantine in Les Miserables and Carlotta in The Phantom of the Opera.

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Rehearsals under way for next Concert
Mon 18 Mar 2019

Rehearsals are well 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. We will be joined by the soprano soloist, Zaira Palumbo, and a small chamber ensemble for what promises to be a wonderful evening of beautiful choral music. We look forward to seeing you there".

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Next concert

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.

Tickets £12 (£15 on the door) UNDER 18's FREE available from Sheringham Little Theatre Box Office 01263 822347 Email: boxoffice@sheringhamlittletheatre.com or click below to buy online 

Tickets also available from K Hardware Cromer (opposite venue) - personal callers only

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