June 14, 2013
This month sees the culmination of months of hard work by a large team of professional artists working with nearly 100 young people from 6 Teignbridge schools on a major community production promoted by The Shaldon Festival supported by The Helen Foundation.
2013 is the centenary of one of Britain’s foremost 20th century composers, Benjamin Britten. To mark the occasion, Chetham’s School of Music are touring the country performing this musical drama specially written by Britten for a community performance involving lots of young people, many of whom will never have performed publicly before.
Noye’s Fludde is written in such as way as to combine professional and amateur performers, the music tailored to take account of the abilities of less accomplished players but without any sense of compromise. Led by Director Tony Lidington and Musical Director Stephen Threlfall, this modern-day mid-June performance in St Peter’s Church, Shaldon is already sold out!
Young people have been working hard for months with costume and set designers, musicians and drama specialists to put on what promises to be an exceptional event. Report and more pictures next month.