Listen: John Tavener’s Lament for Jerusalem

John Tavener

This winter the Choir of London are coming to Christ Church Spitalfields with a late-night performance of music by John Tavener, one of the leading composers of our time. Choir of London performed Lament for Jerusalem in their first concert in 2004, and we’re so excited that ten years later they’re returning to share it with us in an arrangement made specially by the composer for the choir. The piece weaves together texts from Christian, Islamic and Jewish sources creating a universal lament for lost paradise which Tavener himself described as “a mystical love song”.


Lament for Jerusalem
9.30pm, Thursday 11 December
Christ Church Spitalfields
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