The Queen's Park Junior Singers' production of Benjamin Britten's opera Noye's Fludde was performed on 16th November 2013 for the centenary of Britten's birth.
150 performers took part in this community opera, of whom 130 were children, including 78 singers, solo dancers playing the Raven and the Dove, a string orchestra, trumpets, recorders, and percussion. Some of the children painted their own animal heads in a series of painting workshops. The complicated set utilised a real sail and a mast. There were two performances and we performed to 1,020 people.
"Everyone was transformed in all sorts of ways during the preparations and the performance. There was so much learning for my daughter - musical, social and personal. For us as viewers there was an experience of unusual and exceptional power. Enormously uplifting from start to finish. Thank you again."