Reunion and DVD launch for Noye’s Fludde in the Cathedral

The huge production of Noye's Fludde which took place in St Mary's Cathedral last year
ST Mary’s Cathedral will play host to a flood of people this Saturday, followed by a chorus of seasonal Christmas carols.

ST Mary’s Cathedral will play host to a flood of people this Saturday, followed by a chorus of seasonal Christmas carols.

The producers of Noye’s Fludde, a City of Culture supported collaboration between the Cathedral, RTE Lyric FM and various other educational partners and sponsors, will be remembered at the event, along with a launch of a DVD of the show.

Over 120 young voices took part in the production last year, six performances of Benjamin Britten’s classic opera which attracted crowds of 1,700 people.

Dean of the Cathedral, Reverend Sandra Pragnell, said it was “the first ever full scale opera produced by St Mary’s, which has been so close to the creative heart of Limerick for centuries”.

“We were delighted to make Noye’s Fludde our contribution to City of Culture and are most grateful for the financial support and encouragement to make this happen. It will be wonderful to meet everyone again,” she said.

Peter Barley said the event, which takes place at 4pm, followed by Come and Sing Carols at 5.30pm, was “a chance to catch up with everyone who was involved and worked so hard on the production.

“What made this production truly special was the bringing together of around 120 talented local youngsters from the community, and providing them with a platform and the opportunity to work together with professionals,” he added.