Herne Hill Music Festival's matchfunding appeal is down to less than a week - it expires on July 31st!
It remains well short of target, so please see the campaign page at http://gogetfunding.com/project/noye-s-fludde and make a donation or spread the word if you can! The page also includes a more detailed cost breakdown.
If you've seen Wes Anderson's feature film 'Moonrise Kingdom' (made just before 'The Grand Budapest Hotel') you're probably already a little familiar with this opera and know it was devised to be performed in a church. Anderson uses it for a flashback sequence at a church on a fictional New England island. The HHMF plans to stage it at St Faith's in Red Post Hill.
Based on a Mystery Play, Britten also wrote this opera to be performed mostly by children and by amateur musicians. The Festival hopes to perform this amazing opera on the last day of its 2014 Festival, Sunday 19th October. It's an ambitious undertaking - the performance will involve pupils from local schools as well as a large number of local musicians, the Calton Quartet, and two professional singers.
HHMF has been granted £1,000 by Dulwich Community Council towards the cost of the performance, but the Festival needs to match this through a crowd-source funding appeal. The remaining costs will be covered by ticket sales.