The international festival From Taverner to Tavener: Five Centuries of English Sacred Music and the eponymous conference, dedicated to the prominent British composer Sir John Tavener (1944–2013), will be held at the Moscow Conservatory from 21 to 23 September 2014.

21 September, 19:00

Rachmaninov Hall, Moscow Conservatory
In addition to English language works, the concert will feature compositions written in Church Slavonic by Sir John Tavener.

Vocal ensemble Intrada
Artistic director: Ekaterina Antonenko
Performed by the international prizewinner: Rustam Komachkov (cello)
Conducted by Peter Phillips (UK)

Featuring works by John Taverner (ca. 1490–1545), Robert Fayrfax (1464–1521), Igor Stravinsky (1882–1971), Arvo Pärt (b. 1935), and Sir John Tavener (1944–2013).

23 September, 19:00

The Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory

  • Part One:
    John Taverner (ca. 1490–1545) — Western Wynde Mass
  • Part Two:
    John Tavener (1944–2013) — The Lamb
    John Tavener — Funeral Ikos
    Performed by The Tallis Scholars
    John Tavener — Requiem
    Performed by The Tallis Scholars and Intrada
    Vocal ensemble: The Tallis Scholars (UK)
    Vocal ensemble: Intrada

Performed by international prizewinners: Julia Lezhneva (soprano), Ekaterina Nazarova (violin), Sergey Poltavsky (viola), and Rustam Komachkov (cello).

Conducted by Peter Phillips (UK)