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
Council Grant to Choral Society for Singing Workshop
Fri 28 Sep 2018
North Norfolk District Council have officially announced (North Norfolk News 27 September 2018) that they have awarded more than £14,000 to nine community organisations to focusing on health and wellbeing. This includes a grant of £778 to Sheringham and Cromer Choral Society for the community Come & Sing workshop which takes place at St Andrew's Methodist Church on Saturday 13 October. This makes it possible for us to offer the workshop as a FREE event for the whole community. Singers of all ages and abilities will be most welcome to join together sing Gabriel Fauré's Requiem. There will be an informal performance at approx 3pm to which family and friends are most welcome.
Further details and how to book a place can be found below - please scroll down this page.
Join us for a new term singing great music
Sat 25 Aug 2018
Sheringham and Cromer Choral Society begins rehearsals for our 2018-19 season on Monday 3 September in St Andrew's Methodist Church, Cromer Road, Sheringham. We gather at 7pm so that we are ready to start rehearsals promptly at 7.15 pm.
The following Monday we meet at 7.15 pm for our Annual General Meeting which will be followed by a rehearsal.
This term is focused very much around our First World War Armistice Centenary concert in St Peter's Parish Church Sheringham on Saturday 10 November at 7.30 pm. Click on the Diary page for full details of that concert. The programme will include Gabriel Fauré's Requiem and we will also be focusing on that work during a Come & Sing day on Saturday 13 October from 10.00 am to 3.00 pm followed by an informal performance. This will be FREE to attend thanks to the generous support of North Norfolk District Council. See below for full details of this event.
The choir welcomes new Members in all voice parts without audition. Come along to any of our rehearsals. We are very happy for you to try out singing with us for a week or two. Or join us for the Come and Sing day - you never know you may enjoy it so much you decide to join us permanently. Our Musical Director, David Ballard, and Accompanist Philip Adams always ensure that rehearsals are both enjoyable and instructive. Singing is great fun - and highly beneficial for both mental and physical well-being.
Full details about joining the choir, annual membership fees etc. can be found on the Join the Choir page.
Sheringham Armistice Concert - Music for Remembrance
Gabriel Fauré Requiem
Ralph Vaughan Williams Dona Nobis Pacem
Patrick Hawes Christian Soldiers (from the Great War Requiem)
Saturday 10 November 2018, 7.30
St Peters Parish Church, Sheringham
Rosamund Walton - soprano
Julian Chou-Lambert - baritone
David Ballard - conductor
Sheringham and Cromer Choral chamber orchestra
As part of Sheringham Town's commemoration of the centenary of the Armistice at the end of the First World War and in association with COAST Arts Sheringham and Cromer Choral Society are pleased to present a concert featuring two well loved works. Dona Nobis Pacem - a plea for peace - was written in 1936 at a time overshadowed by the looming Second World War. Gabriel Fauré's Requiem although written 130 years ago has retained its power to move people. The programme will also include Christan Soldiers, from the opening of Patrick Hawes' Great War Symphony, which will receive its world premiere performance in the Royal Albert Hall on 9 October 2018 and its US premiere in Carnegie Hall on 11 November 2018. This work provides an appropriate link back to 2014 when the Choral Society commissioned Patrick to write Eventide (in Memoriam Edith Cavell) to commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War.
Tickets £12 in advance (£15 on the door) Under 18’s FREE from Sheringham Little Theatre Box Office 01263 822347 www.sheringhamlittletheatre.com
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