Noye Ahoy! Blog

2 June 2014
Edition 4

Things are happening!
Noah Dove

Wow, there’s been a lot happening since our last edition of the blog ...
Pupils at Brookside are incredibly busy making banners and costumes, learning the parts for the Animal chorus, and thinking how to recycle.
We have had our first rehearsal with the Gossips and Children of Noye … all the soloists have been measured for their costumes, and we have begun to order materials for the set ...
So read on and find out more details … get some new ideas … learn more facts!

Take a look through these windows to discover new information and facts - click on
Who's Aboard? meet the new members of the production.
Nature Beautiful Discover the beauty of the Aurora Borealis...an extraordinary and magical light show.
Ahoy There! meet Virtuoso Recorder Soloists, James Risdon.
Artcycle for more ideas creating art from recycled materials, learn how to create a deer from cardboard.
Factfile Our first look at the opera Noye's Fludde.
News from the Levels Matilda Temperley's edition 4 photograph and more news.

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 go on! See what’s out there in those windows!

Who’s Aboard? 4

Who’s Aboard? 4

Nature Beautiful 4

Nature Beautiful 4

Ahoy There! 4

Ahoy There! 4

Artcycle 4

Artcycle 4

Factfile 4

Factfile 4

News from the Levels 4

News from the Levels 4

NEWSFLASH

Exciting news this edition … we have all sorts of people getting in touch with the project wanting to support us ...

A new Gossip from far away ...
Miranda will be coming all the way from Los Angeles to join the Gossips ... her flight is booked!!! Welcome Miranda!
Miranda sings in the National Children’s Chorus in Los Angeles and we really look forward to working with her.

Mural
Frances Grant, lecturer in Art at The Sheffield College, has contacted us to say they are painting a huge mural on the theme of flooding, and the team is following Project Noye 2014, thank you for your support Frances.

Brookside perform in Hungary ...
Headmistress Claire Axten, from Brookside Community Primary School, our hub school, has just been to their exchange school in Hungary with some Year 6 pupils. They performed brilliantly with music and dance and shared all sorts of ideas with their Hungarian friends … more news and photos about this in edition 5.

Stunning piano performances at Brookside
Just before half term, Brookside were treated to an outstanding performance in their music assembly when pianists Lulwa and Nina played Chopin and Bartok. The atmosphere was sensational as both pianists performed their virtuosic pieces and then answered questions from the eager Brookside pupils. Well done Lulwa and Nina, superb work, we are so grateful!

Philharmonia
The Philharmonia is currently touring Devon and Cornwall with a superb digital music project ... try to go and see it if you can! Here is a link to the project website to see what's in store ...
Do you remember that I told you how the Philharmonia record many film soundtracks? Last week they recorded music for a film called 'Hercules' ... and they are just about to perform the live soundtrack to the film Gladiator in the Royal Albert Hall!

Don't forget that we have some fabulous Philharmonia players in our opera production and the whole orchestra will be at Orchestival on both days.

More triumphs at Wells
Lulwa Al-Shamlan Y8
Lulwa, who played some Chopin at Brookside School's assembly in May came 2nd in the American Protege International Competition, has played in New York's prestigious Carnegie Hall and was awarded first prize in the under 15 section in Baku, Azerbaijan. Lulwa has her sights set on a solo pianist's career.

Clara Daly Donnellan Y13
Trombonist, Clara has had lots of recent successes including the 10,000 euro prize in Ireland's premier music competition and a solo appearance with the RTE National Symphony Orchestra. The award helps to fund her studies in Bern next year with the legendary Ian Bousfield.

George Owen Y13
Young composer George has been commissioned to write a piece for the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Strings to be premiered in Swanage in June. He'll also be performing as one of the soloists in the Vivaldi Double Cello Concerto.

Lastly:
James Risdon, virtuoso Recorder soloist
Don’t forget that James Risdon will be taking a workshop and performing on July 11th, 3.30pm, Brookside Community Primary School … don’t miss this wonderful opportunity and contact me,  if you would like to come along ...

 

For those of you who like maths ...

This is a 1 to 1 scale model of Noah's Ark built in Minecraft.
137 meters long = 450 feet, 23 meters wide = 75 feet, and 14 meters tall = 46 feet.

MRS NOAH'S THOUGHTS ON MR NOAH ... AND THE WEATHER

Mr and Mrs Noah
So much for another barbecue summer; it’s pouring with rain. Whoever heard of rain here? Noah has suggested that we all move into his ark, because he reckons that it is going to get really wet ... It’s a bit of a squeeze with the boys and their wives and all those animals ... Noah and the boys have collected two of every kind of animal on earth, by the look of it. ‘Every kind of animal and bird and creeping thing,’ he said ... and they are creeping all over the place. What with the rain and the creeping, I could scream. And the neighbours are still laughing at us. (We have umbrellas, though :))
Mrs Noah at Project Noah

Thank you for visiting the Noye Ahoy! blog … I hope you enjoy the information and your imaginations are getting fired up. Don’t forget to tell all your friends about our blog, keep sending in all those fabulous pieces of art for the Gallery, and be sure to enter your name as a Voice of the Flood.
Back again on 16th June!