Thanksgiving Special: Memories of the Mayflower with One Voice, One Cello and a Mad Belgian

After two sold-out performances at St Mary’s in Rotherhithe, Tuned In London presents Memories of the Mayflower performed by talented duo One Voice, One Cello and a Mad Belgian at the Dutch Church in the heart of the City of London.

In 1620, Holland had become a place of refuge for Separatists ("Brownists") escaping persecution in England, just as Protestants in Holland had been finding refuge in England and had been granted this place to worship from the year 1550.

The City of London is where much of the finance for the endeavour came from. This church is thus a fitting and timely place for what will be the third outing of this impressive and recently commissioned Song Cycle, which has seen sold-out performances in St Mary's Church, Rotherhithe, where the ship's Master Christopher Jones worshipped and is buried.

The voyagers on the Mayflower ship, made up of religious separatists (most boarded after travelling from Holland where they'd lived for ten years), crew and fairer-fortune seekers, owed their survival on arrival in America to the willingness of the Wampanoag people to show them how to grow crops.

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This performance sets the scene as we slip into the shoes of those migrating adventurers, whose arrival on American shores led to such a significant impact on the indigenous people already there and on those who were to follow.

The unique collaboration between British cellist Rupert Gillett and Belgian soprano saxophonist and melodeon player Jennifer El Gammal - both folk singers, jazz improvisers, chamber musicians and storytellers - delivers fabulous renditions with grace, wit and virtuosity.

A Song Cycle that, enhanced by actor Nathan Osgood's narration, sets the scene as we slip into the shoes of those migrating adventurers, whose arrival on American shores led to such a significant impact on the indigenous people already there and on those who were to follow.

This event is a partnership between Tuned In Events CIC and the Dutch Church.

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