A HISTORIC EVENT
A SPECIAL OCCASION
A WORLD PREMIERE
2020 marks the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower's voyage to The New World. Worcestershire's famous Mayflower passenger was pilgrim Edward Winslow who became Governor of Plymouth Colony, was a leading diplomat, politician and peacekeeper - and is credited with starting Thanksgiving!
This special Gala Concert featuring English and American music past and present, includes the WORLD PREMIERE of a specially commissioned choral/orchestral work from composer PHILIP SAWYERS: MAYFLOWER ON THE SEA OF TIME. Telling of the epic journey, the work also touches on the wider issues of the time.
VIBRANT YOUNG VOICES
This remarkable concert is the culmination of an inspired educational project with 200 students and teachers from local schools, colleges and university forming the WORCESTERSHIRE MAYFLOWER CHORUS under the direction of top choral conductor NEIL FERRIS, DIRECTOR, BBC SYMPHONY CHORUS.
Completing the line-up of professional musicians will be the ENGLISH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA with their conductor KENNETH WOODS, and soloists APRIL FREDRICK, SOPRANO and DAVID STOUT, BARITONE.
Students from Worcester's ACADEMY THEATRE ARTS will perform original dance around the cathedral with CHOREOGRAPHY by HELEN LEEK.