Please note: This concert is in the past and has already taken place.


Royal Festival Hall
Southbank Centre
Belvedere Rd



John TavenerO where, tell me where? for chorus and tubular bells
John TavenerThe Protecting Veil for cello and strings
John TavenerSong for Athene
John TavenerRequiem


David Hill – Conductor
Elin Manahan Thomas – soprano
James Oxley – tenor
Raphael Wallfisch – cello

Philharmonia Orchestra
Bach Choir

Programme Note

The Bach Choir leads a musical tribute to the late Sir John Tavener.

One of the most popular composers of his generation, the evening includes Song for Athene, which was sung at the funeral of Princess Diana, and the UK premiere of one of his last works, a meditation on three Scottish songs, commissioned by The Bach Choir.

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