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

Rehearsals Recommence Again
Mon 6 Dec 2020


Once again we are pleased to be able to recommence rehearsals today Monday 6 December. There will be another rehearsal next week before we break for Christmas. Anyone intending to attend MUST PREBOOK by emailing the Membership Secretary Pam Thompson at pamjthompson@outlook.com 

We were delighted to have been able to resume COVID secure rehearsals courtesy of Sheringham Little Theatre but sadly these are now once again suspended at least for the period of the current lockdown i.e. to 2 December. Please watch this space and our Twitter and Facebook feeds for updates after that date.

Rehearsals Recommence
Thr 15 Oct 2020

On Monday 12 October we were able to hold our first "live" rehearsal since the start of lockdown - some 7 months ago! This first rehearsal was for upper voices only and was attended by 21 singers who enjoyed their first opportuntiy to sing together Summer, a movement from Seasons a new work commissioned from Thomas Hewitt Jones and completed by him during lockdown. Covid-19 restrictions permitting we hope to perform this during Spring 2021. Musical Director David Ballard remarked "It's great to be back in business and singing again - we are really excited to have a COVID-19 secure, non-mingling group able to meet. 

For the time being rehearsals are taking place in Sheringham Little Theatre - Monday 19th October will be primarily for lower voices.

Covid 19 Update
Fri 14 Aug 2020

With the continuing uncertainty surrounding the Coronavirus pandemic it is now highly unlikely that the choral society will be able to meet together for rehearsals next month. The Committee of Trustees and Musical Director have therefore had to make the difficult decision to cancel the proposed November concert. Chairman Jo Hurrell says "Whilst this is most disappointing we remain hopeful that it will be possible to recommence rehearsals in time for our planned Carol Concert in Sheringham Little Theatre on 6 December and to enable us to start work on our recently commissioned piece Seasons by Thomas Hewitt Jones. We are really missing singing together and cannot wait to be allowed to get back to "live" rehearsals!".

2019-20 Season Abandoned and 2020-21 Announced UPDATED
Thur 13 Aug 2020

We are very sorry to have to announce that, due to the COVID19 pandemic, we have had to abandon our 2019-20 Season programme. However, in the hope that the current lockdown  restrictions will be eased over the coming months, we are tentatively announcing our plans for next Season commencing Autumn 2020.

This programme assumes that it will be possible to commence live rehearsals by 21 September 2020. Should that not be possible then the plans will be modified.

Here are some of the highlights we hope to perform:

Concert 21 November 2020: St Peter's Sheringham - CANCELLED

"Appear in Visions to all Musicians"

Benjamin Briiten : Hymn to St Cecilia

Cecelia McDowell: Ave Maris Stella

Ralph Vaughan Williams: Five Mystical Songs

We are delighted to announce that our Baritone soloist will be the wonderful Jamie Hall accompanied by organ and string quartet - following concellation of this concert we very much hope that we will be able to welcome Jamie to join us on a future occasion - everyone who has been following his "bathrobe recitals" during lockdown will know what huge pleasure is derived from Jamie's singing.

Concert 6 December 2020: Sheringham Little Theatre - CANCELLED

"Music for Christmas"

A light-hearted performance of popular carols with audience participation and readings by children from the Little Theatre youth group 

Come & Sing Event Spring 2021: St Andrews' Methodist Church Sheringham

George Frideric Handel: Coronation Anthems

Date tbc

Concert 24 April 2021 (tbc): Cromer Parish Church

"Choir Greatest Hits"

A delight of favourite choral music by Parry, Mozart, Bruckner, Gjeilo, Elgar and Holst chosen by members of the choir

Thomas Hewitt Jones: Seasons (World Premiere) 

George Frideric Handel: Coronation Anthems

The choir will be accompanied by organ and a small  wind and percussion ensemble.

SCCS have been able to commission Thomas Hewitt Jones to compose Seasons thanks to a bequest from the estate of the late Barbara Proctor, a former longstanding member of the choir.

Concert 10 July 2021 (tbc): Cromer Parish Church

"Mass of the Children"

SCCS joins with Broadland Youth Choir to perform John Rutter's Mass of the Children with small orchestra and soloists Zaira Palumbo and Anthony Loftus. 

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