Sheringham churches to host Choral Society concerts
The Sheringham and Cromer Choral Society invites everyone to come and sing with them at St Andrews Methodist Church on October 13, as they work towards their Armistice Centenary concert at St Peters in November.
The choir, directed by David Ballard, invites singers of all ages and abilities to come and sing the much-loved Faure's Requiem from 10am to 3pm at St Andrew's Methodist Church, Cromer Road, Sheringham, NR26 8SA, on Saturday October 13.
Participants are invited to bring a packed lunch or visit one of the many cafes / pubs in Sheringham. The event is free thanks to the support of North Norfolk District Council. There will be a performance of the work at the end of the afternoon.
Bob Cumber from the society said “We are pleased to present this event in conjunction with COAST Arts as the Society works towards our major commemoration of the centenary of the Armistice which marked the end of the First World War with the Sheringham Armistice Concert in November”
There is no charge, but those wishing to join in should book in advance by contacting:
Jo Hurrell on 01263 711087 or email@example.com
The Sheringham Armistice Centenary Concert will take place at St Peter's Parish Church, Church Street, Sheringham on Saturday November 10 at 7.30 pm, when the Sheringham and Cromer Choral Society, again directed by David Ballard, will present Music for Remembrance, a concert to commemorate the centenary of the Armistice at the end of the First World War. This is part of the overall Armistice commemoration events in Sheringham.
The Music for Remembrance will include Ralph Vaughan Williams' very moving Dona Nobis Pacem which he wrote in 1936 pleading for peace by referring to previous wars during the growing fears of a new one. The work includes texts from poems by Walt Whitman and from the book of Jeremiah.
The programme also includes Gabriel Fauré’s much loved Requiem with its focus on eternal rest and consolation. The choir will also perform a short piece called Christian Soldiers which is the opening movement from Patrick Hawes’ Great War Symphony which has its world premiere in the Royal Albert Hall on 9 October. This provides a very apt link back to the choir’s 2014 commemorations when the Society commissioned Patrick Hawes to write a major new choral / orchestral work to mark both the choir's 80th anniversary year and the centenary of the outbreak of WW1. Eventide (in memoriam Edith Cavell) was performed in Norwich Cathedral and St Peter's in Sheringham to wide acclaim.
For this concert the singers will be joined by soloists Rosamund Walton, soprano, (who coincidentally sang the words of Edith Cavell at the 2014 Sheringham Remembrance concert), and Julian Chou-Lambert, baritone, together with an invited chamber orchestra.
Visit www.sheringhamandcromerchoral.co.uk for more information
Tickets are £15 on the door, or £12 in advance from Sheringham Little Theatre box office. Under 18's are free
Contact the box office on 01263 822347, or at firstname.lastname@example.org
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