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In 1620, a group of English settlers sailed across the Atlantic aboard the Mayflower with the desire of forming a new, self-governing society in North America.
The Mayflower’s legacy is complex, leading to oppression and enslavement as well as prosperity. The programme of Voyage, a forthcoming livestream concert by London Youth Choir, considers this legacy through themes of refuge, displacement and cultural roots, and looks at ‘the perpetuation of hope and of harm, the ways in which the past is recorded – and whose records end up dominating the history books’.
Specially commissioned for LYC, The Mayflower Anthem by Shruthi Rajasekarm will be premiered at the event, which will feature performances by all eight LYC choirs including the brand-new LYC West, founded in January 2021.
VOYAGE is being broadcast at 6.30pm on Monday 29 March on onjam.tv. The broadcast will be available to watch on catch-up until midnight on Friday 30 April. Family tickets cost £15.