Noye’s Fludde – Benjamin Britten
London Mozart Players
Simon Blendis leader
Noye Alex Ashworth
Mrs Noye Kate Symonds-Joy
William Vann conductor
The combined choirs of Christ Church and Holy Trinity Schools, Chelsea
Soloists from Trinity Boys School and Old Palace School
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. Thanks to Men in Sheds Penge and SJUN Hive.