Alexander Lingas Performs The Kontakion in Service of Thanksgiving for the Life and Work of Sir John Tavener

Sir John Tavener

Sir John Tavener

Μετὰ τῶν Ἁγίων ἀνάπαυσον, Χριστε, τὴν ψυχὴν τοῦ δούλου σου, ἔνθα οὐκ ἔστι πόνος, οὐ λύπη, οὐ στεναγμός, ἀλλὰ ζωὴ ἀτελεύτητος.

With the Saints give rest, O Christ, to the soul of your servant, where there is no toil, nor grief, nor sighing, but everlasting life.

Cappella Romana Artistic Director, Alexander Lingas, served as one of the cantors at the Service of Thanksgiving for the Life and Work of Sir John Tavener at the Westminster Abbey on Wednesday, June 11. The service was conducted by the Dean of Westminster, the Very Reverend Dr. John Hall, and featured music by Tavener both beforeand during the Service. Highlighting the tribute to one of Britain’s most celebrated composers was The Prince of Wales, who attended the service in a personal capacity as a friend of Tavener and his family.

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The Telegraph
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