John Tavener: A Celebration
21st November 2014
O where, tell me where? is a meditation based on three well-known Scottish songs: The Blue Bells of Scotland, My love is like a red, red rose, and The Skye Boat Song. Commissioned by The Bach Choir, these settings were composed in the Highlands of Scotland, as a tribute to a country that Tavener had come to love since becoming seriously ill in 2007. O where, tell me where? is one of the very last works that Tavener wrote before he died last year at the age of 69. The work is scored for fourteen-part choir and tubular bells and was given its world premiere in the Oriental Art Center, Shanghai as part of The Bach Choir’s tour to China in April 2014.
Tickets for the concert are available from the Southbank Centre website