I walked the circular hallway of First Baptist Church Jackson, picked up my ticket, and joined the rest of the performance goers. The downstairs was almost at full capacity.
I settled into my pew and perused my program, only to be greeted by the title “Noye’s Fludde.” Apparently their smart phones couldn’t spell “Noah’s” either. I’m really just kidding. I took enough Old and Middle English classes to understand that the English language has endured through several major spelling shifts.
This year celebrates the 100th anniversary of the music of Benjamin Britten, an English composer, conductor, and pianist. The opera, “Noye’s Fludde” concluded Union’s celebration of this grand occasion.
All performers did a spectacular job. Of course, the children running onto the ark two-by-two, in various animal costumes stole the show.
A huge congratulations is in order for all involved, from the voice of God, to the Noah performer, to the costume team! Thank you for bringing a great performance to us in Jackson, TN.