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The Tavener Foundation supported by The Temenos Academy
Sir John Tavener’s Last Completed Works

The Tavener Foundation is seeking to raise funds to create a recording of Sir John Tavener’s last works. Sir John, who died in 2013, was a Fellow of the Temenos Academy. The Temenos Academy is helping the Tavener Foundation by publicising this special concert.

Thursday 7 September 2017
The Chapel, Balliol College, Oxford

A Fundraising Recital by Steven Isserlis and Friends

Steven Isserlis and seven other cellists will play Steven’s new arrangement of Sir John Tavener’s very last completed work (originally for voices), ‘Preces and Responses’ (2013), plus an arrangement of one of Tavener’s settings of Shakespeare’s Sonnets, ‘No Longer Mourn For Me’, first performed a few days after Sir John’s death, and dedicated to his wife Maryanna. This will be preceded by a performance of a Bach cello suite by Steven Isserlis.

7.30pm - Recital in the Chapel
8.15pm - Dinner
10pm - Ends

Dinner & Recital £170 per person

For further information please email events@tavener.org

Spirituality of the Land: A Symposium

Saturday 13 May 2017
9 am to 5 pm

Harris Lecture Theatre, Oriel College, Oxford

Across Western Europe, North America and Australia are countless ancient sacred sites. Megaliths, cairns, and other stones or rock formations often mark the sacred places whose mysteries are conveyed in myths. This Symposium will explore new ways of understanding our relationship with the landscape as marked by sacred places interwoven with myths and ancient mysteries.


Professor John Carey, Christopher McIntosh, Caitlín Matthews, John Matthews, Professor Arthur Versluis, Dr Kresimir Vukovic
Christopher McIntosh replaces James Cowan.

Tickets cost £35 before 31 March, £40 thereafter (includes tea/ coffee breaks and a catered lunch) and may be purchased from Jane May
Email janedmay@btinternet.com Telephone 01865 407680

Presented by Hieros and the Temenos Academy

A flyer about the Symposium may be viewed here


Temenos Academy at Cowdray Park

The Head, the Heart and the Hand: Geometry, Philosophy and the Music of the Spheres
A weekend workshop of sacred geometry combining philosophy and practice

Tom Bree, Daniel Docherty, Valentin Gerlier

7 – 8 October
10.30am – 5.30pm Saturday, 9.30am – 5pm Sunday
In the chair Dr. David Cranswick and Emma Clark
Venue The Tower Room, Cowdray Park, Cowdray Heritage Site, River Ground Stables, Midhurst, West Sussex GU29 9AL

£225 inclusive of tools and materials and coffee/tea.
For enquiries and bookings please contact cranswickart@gmail.com or telephone 07801 430194
See full details here