Ticketed In-Person concert and livestream: Memories of the Mayflower – A song Cycle by One Vice, One Cello and a Mad Belgian.
Fri 16th October, 7.45pm (doors 7.15pm, music from 8pm and cameras rolling)
St Mary’s Church, St Marychurch Street, Rotherhithe
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.
About the artists
One Voice, One Cello & 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.
We intend this concert to be livestreamed for audiences at home, both near and far, to enjoy, so we will have cameras in place. This will be our first livestreamed event from this church so wish us luck and bear with us! If attending in person please wear a mask in the church. There will be no bar, and it is possible that your seats will be allocated before your arrival. The church has two metre distancing clearly in place already. Don’t forget to purchase a CD and book before you leave if you can – you will find you can pre-order yours when buying your tickets. The church will have been aired during the day, and is spacious but we urge you to book in advance as seats will nevertheless be limited. As we will be filming the event we kindly request you to arrive in plenty of time. In the event of further lockdown measures rendering this concert impossible in person, we will offer to reimburse you. Our hope is to livestream whatever happens.
Support local arts, donations welcome:
The filming and technicalities of this event are being made possible thanks to a team of professional film makers who have each generously agreed to give us their time and expertise. These are difficult times for us all but if you have the possibility, any extra donation made would be hugely appreciated as we are bringing you this event without the benefit of funding. The Tuned In London series is now the creation of Tuned In Events CIC (Community Interest Company). Some of our proceeds will go to St Mary’s Church which also is facing a huge financial challenge at the moment. We are grateful to the Chancellor for granting us permission to hold the event and film it.