John and his father, Kenneth


Life Events

An overview of the significant events in Tavener’s life, with thought on hymns, beautiful cars and more.  Read more


Tavener has worked effectively with musicians, librettists, publishers, car mechanics and friends throughout his life.  This is a brief outline of those he is indebted to.  Read more


Links to the important organisations and institutions.  Read more


A brief family background.  Read more


Health, or rather the lack of it, has been a constant factor in Tavener’s life.  This is a brief background, in the hope that others will be encouraged.  This section covers Marfan Syndrome, stroke, heart disease, long-term intensive care, and chronic pain.  Read more