Our privacy policy was last updated on Friday 25 May 2018View it hereDismiss
Bachtrack logo

John Tavener

© Sim Canetty Clarke
© Sim Canetty Clarke
Fact file
Year of birth1944
Year of death2013
NationalityUnited Kingdom
PeriodContemporary
June 2018
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
28293031010203
04050607080910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293001
02030405060708
Evening performance
Matinee performance
our playlist...

In memoriam: Sir John Tavener

John Tavener © Simone Canetty-Clarke
Westminster Abbey was packed today for Sir John Tavener's memorial service. In honour of the occasion, here's a playlist.
Upcoming eventsSee more...

HerefordTenebrae

© c Chris O Donovan
Elgar, Tavener, Gurney, Rasch, Bingham, Howells, Vaughan Williams, Parry, Schoenberg
Nigel Short; Tenebrae

Notre-Dame-d'EstréesPlaylist

Traditional, Coleridge-Taylor, Schubert, Hobbs, Stanford, Taylor, Tavener, Simon, Brahms, Purcell, Poulenc, The Beatles
Ensemble Perspectives; Mathide Bobot; Marie Pouchelon; Mathieu Dubroca

Le Puy-en-VelayVoix célestes pour un cathédrale

Parry, Stanford, Harris, Howells, Tavener
Robert King; The Choir of The King's Consort

AmsterdamChoir of St John's College, Cambridge: Christmas Concert

© Nick Rutter
Chilcott, Mathias, Tavener, Vaughan Williams, Swayne, Traditional, Bach, Poulenc, Gruber, Willcocks
Andrew Nethsingha; Cambridge Choir of St John's College; Glen Dempsey; Laura van der Heijden

LondonI Was Glad

Parry, Taverner, Tavener, Britten, Walton, Tallis, Byrd, Elgar, Vaughan Williams
Matthew Best; The Academy Choir Wimbledon; Academy Brass; Douglas Tang
Latest reviewsSee more...

Tenebrae weaves a mesmerising spell at Perth Festival of the Arts

Nigel Short © Susan Porter-Thomas
Stunningly beautiful commemorative British choral music from Tenebrae under Nigel Short at Perth Festival of the Arts in St John’s Kirk’s wonderful acoustic.
****1
Read more

Plumbing the depths of Tavener

Matthew Barley © Nick White
The City of London Sinfonia presents an absorbing account of Tavener's musical ecumenicism. 
****1
Read more

Ancient and Modern Christmas icons

Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh © Carlos Delgado, Wikicommons
Britten’s Ceremony of Carols with pieces by Tavener, MacMillan and Lauridsen contrast with Byrd and Dowland in a thoughtful and moving performance of Christmas musical icons from the Scottish Chamber Orchestra Chorus.
****1
Read more

Pärt and Tavener: simple complexity from the Royal Northern Sinfonia

Royal Northern Sinfonia © Mark Savage
Great musicality from Royal Northern Sinfonia in deceptively simple Pärt and a fearsomely demanding piece by John Tavener.
***11
Read more

The Duke Quartet make an impression with Tavener

John Metcalfe © Tom Oldham
Tavener's The Hidden Treasure is the highlight of the Duke Quartet's recital at Kings Place
***11
Read more