Sheringham and Cromer Choral Society was founded in 1933 and is currently directed by David Ballard and accompanied by Philip Adams. In recent years the choir has worked with both the English Chamber Orchestra and London Mozart Players, has commissioned work by Patrick Hawes and Richard Allain and taken a key role in important community events including significant concerts to commemorate the centenary of the beginning and ending of World War One in 2014 and 2018. Our repertoire is quite varied including many of the larger choral works by composers from the 17th through to the 21st century as well as occasional smaller or lesser known pieces. Each year the choir performs three concerts in local venues and also runs a 'Come and Sing' event in the early autumn. We practise on Monday evenings in term time, 7.00 pm - 9.00 pm, at St Andrew's Methodist Church, Cromer Road, Sheringham. The choir welcomes singers of all voices and abilities without audition.
News and notices
Live Rehearsals temporarily halted
Mon 24 May 2021
We are hugely disappointed that, notwithstanding that we had entered Stage 3 of the Governments Road Map the previous day, the Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) changed the guidelines on 18 May stating that only a maximum of 6 singers could rehearse together indoors. Having had a very successful live rehearsal in Sheringham Little Theatre on Monday 17 May this came as a severe and unexpected blow.
This evening we returned to Zoom rehearsals - an extremely poor substitute and inadequate preparation for our planned concert in Cromer on Saturday 10 July.
Tens of thousands of choral singers up and down the country have signed a petition to HM Government and many of us have contacted our MP, Duncan Baker, who has promised to pursue the matter on our behalf.
However, if we cannot quickly return to live rehearsals our plans for the July concert are in jeopardy.
If you would like to support the petition please sign using the link below.
Allow non-professional singing in groups of more than six indoors
A New Dawn
John Rutter Mass of the Children
Patrick Hadley My Beloved Spake
Graham Keitch O Lux Beatissima
Johannes Brahms How Lovely are Thy Dwellings
Gabriel Fauré Cantique de Jean Racine
Sir Charles Villiers Stanford The Blue Bird
Saturday 10 July 2021, 7.00 pm
Cromer Parish Church, Cromer
We regret that this concert has been cancelled. Following the cancellation of indoor rehearsals by DCMS and the ongoing uncertainty regarding the COVID-19 situation we are unable to stage a viable concert. We hope to return to live performances in the autumn.
Zaira Palumbo, Soprano
Andrew Weeks, Baritone
William Falconer, organ/piano
Broadland Youth Choir
Sheringham and Cromer Choral Society
David Ballard, Musical Director
The choir are delighted to be joined by Broadland Youth Choir for this performance of Rutter's Mass of the Children. This work was written at the invitation of Peter Tiboris and MidAmerica Productions and first performed 0n 13 February 2003 in Carnegie Hall, New York, conducted by the composer.
As well as including traditional Latin texts the Mass also includes verse by Thomas Ken (1637 1711), William Blake (1757 - 1827) and others.
The programme will also include a selection of popular choral works.
Image - Zaira Palumbo soprano soloist and musical director of Broadland Youth Choir.
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