Memories of the Mayflower: A Song Cycle by One Voice, One Cello and a Mad Belgian
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About The Event
Tuned In London presents a year of concerts that invite audiences to reflect on the movement of people around the world, people who up sticks for a multitude of reasons, and head to lands unknown, marking the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower Ship leaving Rotherhithe's shore, captained and crewed by Rotherhithe residents.
September four hundred years ago, the Mayflower Ship set out to sail the Atlantic, a journey that was to take over nine weeks. By mid October, the voyagers, both religious separatists and fairer-fortune seekers, had still not reached land. The vessel’s master and crew were Rotherhithe men. We invite you to take a pew as they would have done in St Mary’s Church, for a socially distanced live concert of new music that sets the scene as we slip into the shoes of those migrating adventurers, whose arrival on American shores had such an impact on the indigenous people already there and on those who were to follow. One Voice, One Cello and A Mad Belgian is a unique collaboration between two singer songwriters, cellist Rupert Gillett and soprano saxophonist and melodeon player Jennifer El Gammal.
On sale will be a beautiful book that with context, quotes, original illustrations and lyrics, perfectly accompanies the CD they are launching. You can prepay for that and when booking your ticket. Click here to book tickets.
This concert is to be livestreamed FREE for audiences at home, both near and far, to enjoy. Click here for more details of the livestream.