Funeral of Sir John Tavener
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Sir John Tavener: Hundreds attend composer's funeral

Hundreds attended the funeral of composer Sir John Tavener, which took place at Winchester Cathedral.

His wife and three children led mourners at the Greek Orthodox service, while a representative of the Prince of Wales was among the congregation.

Several of Sir John's spiritual works were played at the service, with accompaniment by the cathedral's choir.

The 69-year-old died earlier this month at his home in Dorset after long-term health problems.

  • 28 Nov 2013
  • From the section England