‘He loved driving fast cars’: Remembering John Tavener

The Bach Choir will be giving ‘Tavener: A Celebration’ concert on November 25 at London’s Royal Festival Hall.

Ahead of the event, composer John Rutter, Tavener’s nephew Simon and the choir’s musical director David Hill recall the late composer, quirks and all, and discuss Oh where, tell me where? which will receive its UK premiere at this concert.

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  • The headline repeats a common mistake: the 20th-Century composer’s name is Tavener, not Taverner. John Taverner lived 600 years ago, well before the era of fast cars.

    • The entry above repeats a common mistake: John Taverner lived 469 years ago, well before the era of the smart alec.

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