East London pupils picked to perform in professional opera

Young musicians from two east London schools will join two professional orchestras to perform an opera about Noah’s Ark.

Pupils from Brampton Manor Academy in East Ham who study at the Newham Academy of Music and Faraday School in Wapping have been specially selected to be the Chorus of Animals in Noye’s Fludde by Benjamin Britten alongside the New London Orchestra (NLO) and the Orchestre National de Lille from France.

Philip Castang, CEO of Newham Music Trust, said: “For Newham Academy of Music students to be able to perform with the NLO in a professional environment is an exceptional opportunity which we cherish.”

Sara Majcher, head of music at Brampton Manor Academy one of the schools taking part, said: “Brampton Manor Academy are thrilled to be part of this project.

“The opportunity for our students to work in a different genre, with professional musicians and perform abroad will be something that they always remember.”

The event is taking place at Trinity Buoy Wharf, a lighthouse and arts centre in Wapping on May 21 and 22.

Tickets are available on the NLO website at www.nlo.co.uk/noyesfludde