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
UPDATE - We are back Rehearsing on Zoom
Thur 1 April 2021
We are delighted to say that we will be restarting Zoom rehearsals on Monday 19 April and then, hopefully, returning to face-to-face rehearsals in May, at the Sheringham Little Theatre.
We will be preparing to sing John Rutter's Mass of the Children.
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If all goes according to plan we will perform Mass of the Children on 10 July 2021 in Cromer Parish Church. This will be a joint performance with Broadland Youth Choir and a small orchestra. The soprano soloist will be Zaira Palumbo who is also musical director of Broadland Youth Choir.
Sadly it will not be possible to present the hoped for Spring events but we very much hope to be able to hold our popular Come & Sing in October and to perform Joseph Haydn's wonderful oratorio The Creation in November.
Before the pandemic SCCS were 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. We originally planned to perform this beautiful piece of music in April 2021 but the decision has been taken to delay this performance until April 2022.
A New Dawn
John Rutter Mass of the Children
Saturday 10 July 2021, 7.00 pm
Cromer Parish Church, Cromer
Zaira Palumbo, Soprano
, Baritone (tbc)
Broadland Youth Choir
Sheringham and Cromer Choral Society
Sheringham and Cromer Chamber Ensemble
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.
Tickets will be on sale from Sheringham Little Theatre box office nearer the time
Sheringham & Cromer Choral Society is a registered charity (Charity No. 281467).
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