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 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

All welcome to New Year Open Rehearsal
Wed 29 Nov 2017

New Year’s Resolution?  Why not breathe life into a new skill? Sheringham and Cromer Choral Society invite all singers, experienced or limited to the shower, to come to an Open Rehearsal to see what being a member of the Society is like.  This will take place on Monday 15th January at Sheringham High School from 7.00 - 8.45 pm. We will be starting work on our new work for this term, ‘Eternal Light’ by Howard Goodall, writer of the theme music for BBC TV’s The Vicar of Dibley and producer of many music documentaries.  

There are no auditions for this Society.  An ability to read music is an advantage, but not essential.  Please contact 01263 711087, email info@sheringhamandcromerchoral.co.uk or just come along on the night.  You will be warmly welcomed.

Joint Concert with North Norfolk Sinfonia a great success
Wed 29 Nov 2017

Final Rehearsal
Final Rehearsal

The audience are in!
The audience are in!

About to begin!
About to begin!

Thank you for conducting another amazing concert - much fun had by all....................

Fantastic concert - thank you David and everyone!......................

Well done - a terrific concert...................................

These are just a few of the comments from members of the choir after the concert which was presented to a large and appreciative audience who, at times, were spellbound by the beautiful and emotional singing of the fabulous soprano soloist Lisa Cassidy who was beautifully supported by both Willian Falconer, tenor and Charli Andrews, mezzo-soprano. All three complemented each other particularly during the duets. David Ballard never lost concentration or control of the large forces during a long and demanding performance which brought out the best of both choir and orchestra. A great collaboration which enabled us to perform Mendelssohn's demanding Symphony No 2 here in north Norfolk - a first, perhaps?

Coloratura soprano Lisa Cassidy to perform with choir
Fri 27 Oct 2017

Lisa Cassidy
Lisa Cassidy

North Norfolk Sinfonia
North Norfolk Sinfonia

Preparations are now well advanced for Sheringham and Cromer Choral's next concert when we join forces with North Norfolk Sinfonia (leader Keith Hobday) to perform Felix Mendelssohn's Symphony No 2 (Lobgesang) Hymn of Praise. This is a slightly unusual choral work in that the first movement is entirely orchestral which allows our friends in the orchestra to "have their heads" before the choir joins in. We are delighted to welcome three fine soloists: the renowned coloratura soprano Lisa Cassidy, tenor William Falconer and mezzo-soprano Charli Andrews. 

The work will be sung in english alongside two other beautiful songs of praise - Regina Coeli by Mozart and Te Deum in C by Haydn. 

Tickets available now from Sheringham Little Theatre Box Office 01263 822347 - to buy online click the button below.

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Next concert

21st Century Choral Music on the theme of Light
Sir James Macmillan O Radiant Dawn
Morten Lauridsen Lux Aeterna
Ola Gjeilo Northern Lights
Howard Goodall Eternal Light

Saturday 28 April 2018, 7.30 pm
Cromer Parish Church, Cromer
David Ballard conductor

Rosamund Walton soprano

Lawrence Thackeray tenor 

Dhilan Gnanadurai baritone 

Laurence Caldecote organ

Alison Lincoln piano

Carys Chaney harp

A wonderful programme of 21st Century choral music celebrating the theme of Light. This may be a "modern" music concert but guaranteed to be highly melodic and no fear of dissonance! An evening of beautiful music with a line up of top class soloists.

Tickets
Tickets will be available nearer the time from Sheringham Little Theatre

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