Wells Choristers Enjoy Noah’s Ark!

Earlier this month Wells Cathedral choristers gave a fantastic performance of Captain Noah and his Floating Zoo to a capacity audience in the North Transept of Wells Cathedral, demonstrating the versatility and eclectic range of the choir and providing a real contrast to their usual choral repertoire.

Captain Noah and his Floating Zoo was written and composed towards the end of 1970, the first collaboration between librettist Michael Flanders and composer Joseph Horovitz. The work is a lighthearted oratorio on the Noah story, exploiting a variety of well-known types of popular music.

The Wells choristers sang with obvious enjoyment and exuberance and did real justice to Joseph Horovitz’s imaginative score.

The concert ‘producer’ was assistant organist for Wells Cathedral, Jeremy Cole. He works with the choristers day to day, and had great fun working with them on this.

The choristers particularly loved this opportunity to put on a very different style of performance! Current head girl chorister, Erin Davies, said, “It was really good fun performing the pieces for the Captain Noah concert – it felt vibrant and relaxed , and we enjoyed the freedom of the pop-style numbers!”