London Mozart Players – Benjamin Britten Noye’s Fludde – 7pm
Benjamin Britten’s epic re-telling of Noah’s flood, brought to life in the heart of Chelsea.
An incredible tempest, a massive boat and an angry God take centre stage in this imaginative re-telling of the biblical story of Noah, his family, and their unlikely cargo of animals as they fight for survival for 40 long days and nights on the ark.
Based on the fourteenth century Chester Miracle Play, Benjamin Britten’s Noye’s Fludde was conceived as a community opera, to be performed by children with one or two adult speaking parts. The work has become a firm favourite, combining the naïve sincerity and humanity of the medieval original with inventive musical material that is as accessible as it is joyful.
For this dramatic tour de force, Crystal Palace’s resident orchestra, the London Mozart Players, will be joined by 100 young singers and actors from local schools and Pimlico Recorder Group, all bringing this epic story to life. Holy Trinity is the ideal venue for this piece – Britten intended it to be performed in a church rather than a theatre. Join us for this dramatic parable of courage and redemption, with its heart-warming rainbow ending that carries the promise of a new beginning.
Benjamin Britten Noye’s Fludde
London Mozart Players
Simon Blendis leader
Alex Ashworth Noye
Kate Symonds-Joy Mrs Noye Pimlico Recorder Group
Will Vann conductor
With combined choirs from Christ Church and Holy Trinity Primary Schools and soloists from Trinity Boys and Old Palace School
Thanks to Men in Sheds Penge and SJUN Hive
Promoted by the London English Song Festival
£3–£15 plus £1 booking fee
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