Chance to try choral singing at Sheringham

A 'come and sing' event is being staged at Sheringham next month.

A workshop and performance is being staged at St Andrew's Methodist Church on Saturday October 8 from 10am to 5.30pm.

People will be able to rehearse and sing Handel's four Coronation Anthems including the ever popular Zadok the Priest.

The workshop will be led by David McKee, and the day will conclude with an informal performance at about 5pm which friends and family can attend.

The day results from a �1,300 'Active at 60' grant made to the Sheringham and Cromer Choral Society by Norfolk Community Foundation.


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It is aimed at helping as many people as possible can experience the joy of singing choral music.

John Pilling, a retired doctor who is treasurer for the society, said: 'This is a great opportunity. Singing can positively enhance our physical, mental, emotional and social health and wellbeing. Apart from being great fun singing brings people together and boosts energy levels. We hope that with this support from Norfolk Community Foundation we can encourage more people to share in our music-making '

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Vocal scores will be available on the day (�5 returnable deposit). To assist in planning the day it would be helpful if people wishing to take part could book in advance by contacting Rose Moreton on 01263 825146 or email: rosemoreton@btinternet.com

The society will follow up the workshop with a complete performance as part of COAST the Cromer and Sheringham Arts Festival in Cromer parish church on Monday October 24 at 7.30pm.

In addition to singing the Handel Coronation Anthems the society will be joined by pupils from Gresham's Preparatory School to sing Mass of the Children by John Rutter. For details and booking visit www.casaf.co.uk/events2011.

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