First Virtual Rehearsal Tonight!
Mon 27 Apr 2020
Courtesy of Zoom we are holding our very first virtual on-line rehearsal this evening. Our MD, David Ballard, has some splendid madrigals for us to get our tongues around later today. Although we havn't been rehearsing together for more than a month David has kept us on our toes with weekly You Tube coaching and music theory classes. It will be great to see (and hear?) everyone again albeit only by video link!
David Ballard warming up for tonight's rehearsal!
April concert cancelled
Sun 15 Mar 2020
We are very sorry to have to announce that, sadly, our next concert scheduled for Saturday 25 April in St Peter’s Church Sheringham has been cancelled due to concerns regarding the ongoing corona virus covid-19 situation. Chairman Jo Hurrell says “ The health and well-being of our members and audience is our top priority. Rehearsals have been cancelled until further notice “.
Fundraising Events - Open Garden and Raffle
Sun 01 Mar 2020
Chestnut Farm West Beckham
The Open Garden Event at Chestnut Farm West Beckham on Sunday 1 March was a great success. Notwithstanding a chilly breeze we enjoyed a fine sunny day and welcomed more than 200 visitors. Very many thanks to the kindness of John and Judy Mcneil-Wilson who opened their beautiful garden as part of the National Garden Scheme. All proceeds from light refreshment sales and other fund-raising activities on the day were donated to Sheringham and Cromer Choral Society.
Visitors to the garden enjoyed Spring bulbs including snowdrops, anemones and crocus as well as plants on sale from local nurseries and the delicious refreshments were much appreciated. Members of the choir helped staff the gate and refreshment area.
At the end of the day our Spring Raffle was drawn. All prizes have been claimed with the exception of Ticket 0716 (5th prize) - this prize should be claimed by 31st March 2020 by emailing email@example.com
Link to National Gardens Scheme website
Reheasals begin for next concert
Sat 4 Jan 2020
A new year, a new decade and a new concert to prepare. Come and join us on Monday 6 January at 7 pm in St Andrew's Methodist Church Sheringham as rehearsals get under way. We will be singing some great music by Parry, Elgar and Kodály.
St Peter's Church Sheringham full for East Anglian Premiere
Mon 25 Nov 2019
There was a full church in St Peter's Sheringham on Saturday 23 November for the Choral Society's celebration of Songs Ancient and Modern. The performance began with a joyous rendering of Haydn's Insanae et Vanae Curae followed by a beautiful presentation of Mozart's Mass in Bb during which all four soloists (Zaira Palumbo, Graham Northwood, Simon Mulligan and Andrew Weeks) brought the music to life. In particular soprano Zaira Palumbo's beautiful clear and effortless voice enchanted the audience. The unaccompanied Mozart Ave Verum Corpus sung from memory by the choir concludried the first half and was greatly appreciated by the enthusiastic audience.
The recently composed Requiem by Matthew Coleridge was particularly well received by the audience who were delighted by the fine cello playing of Debbie Whomes in this and Faure's Cantique de Jean Racine which preced it.
Throughout the concert musical director David Ballard's conducting was firm and assured and the organ accompaniment of Philip Adams was superb. Rachmaninov's splendid Bogoroditsye Dyevo brought the performance to a fitting conclusion.
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Join us for a great celebration of Choral Music old and new
Tue 12 Nov 2019
On Saturday 23 November St Peter's Church Sheringham will be filled with the sound of glorious choral music drawn from the 18th Century right through to to the 21st.
This feast of glorious song ranges from Haydn's powerful Insanae et Vanae Curae first performed in 1775 to early Mozart - his Missa Brevis in B was written just 2 years later when he was just 21 years old - and includes another Mozart favourite Ave Verum Corpus Natum as well as the sublimely beautiful Cantique de Jean Racine by Gabriel Fauré written some 90 years later. The concert will conclude with another hugely popular 20th century piece, Bogoroditsye Dyevo by Sergei Rachmaninov. It was composed in 1915 as part of his All-night Vigil.
At the other end of the time span the choir will perform a very recent Requiem composed as recently as 2016 by the Dorset composer Matthew Coleridge (born 1980). This will be the work's first performance in East Anglia - so no pressure there then! See below under concert details to learn what the composer has to say about this beautiful new piece of music.
Join us to Sing North Norfolk!
Mon 9 Sep 2019
Sheringham and Cromer Choral Society are delighted to announce that, having received a generous grant from the North Norfolk District Council Arts & Culture Fund, our Sing North Norfolk! campaign is up and running. The aim of the project is to encourage as many local people as possible to discover the benefits of singing in a choir. To this end we have organised a free Come & Sing event in Sheringham on Saturday 12 October and a number of “open rehearsals” in future months so that people of any age or singing experience can come along and give singing a try. It is a well-known fact that singing has huge health benefits – both physically and mentally – as well as being tremendously enjoyable. The choir, which has a reputation for being friendly and inclusive, is particularly keen to get younger people involved and offers free membership to school children over the age of 16.
Rehearsals have just begun for our November concert. There is already lots of interest from people wanting to come along to sing wonderful choral music. Now is the time to come and join us with the opportunity to perform the East Anglian premiere of an exciting new work Requiem by Matthew Coleridge.
Come along at 7pm to St Andrews Methodist Church Sheringham to meet this friendly, fun and hard working choir - you will be most welcome.
Delightful Summer Concert
Sun 14 Jul 2019
There was a lovely atmosphere for our Summer Concert in the Auden Theatre on Saturday 13 July for a most enjoyable concert.
Two superb soloists in Rebecca Kaznowski and Alex Bower-Brown delighted the audience for our performance of Brahms' German Requiem (Ein Deutsches Requiem). The choir gave of their all under the precise direction of conductor David Ballard, all superbly accompanied by our amazing pianists Michael Finnissy and Philip Adams - all 4 hands on the keyboard of the Auden's magnificent Steinway D grand piano.
The first half of the concert comprising Elgar's From the Bavaraian Highlands was "top and tailed" with two Elgar Pieces for flute and piano (Chanson de Matin & Chanson de Nuit) with flautist Jodie Ballard.