A Britten Celebration with BBC Singers
Experience the dramatic biblical tale of Noah’s Ark, brought to life in the stunning setting of Southwark Cathedral. Feel uplifted by a very special performance celebrating the 60th anniversary of Britten’s Noye’s Fludde in the place where it received its London premiere.
Hear legendary entertainer and original cast member Michael Crawford in the speaking role of the Voice of God, plus amateur instrumentalists depicting animals and nature through magical musical effects under conductor Martyn Brabbins. See members of Finchley Children’s Music Group, founded by Britten especially for this one-act community opera, represent the pairs of animals that joined Noah and his wife in the ark.
Enjoy the glorious choral sound of the BBC Singers performing Britten’s quirky cantata Rejoice in the lamb and Sacred and Profane, eight medieval lyrics that explore the theme of mortality and dates from towards the end of Britten’s life.
Michael Crawford – Speaker
Jamie W. Hall – Mr Noah
Jessica Gillingwater – Mrs Noah
Richard Pearce – Organist
Martyn Brabbins – Conductor
Finchley Children’s Music Group