The Man Who Composed Princess Diana’s Musical Farewell

Posted on 11/13/2013 by |Who's News | Comments

LegacyOne of the most moving moments of Princess Diana’s funeral in 1997 was the performance of a strikingly simple but nonetheless haunting choral piece titled “Song for Athene” as her casket was carried out of Westminster Abbey. “Athene” was the work of British composer John Tavener, who died on Nov. 12 at age 69 in England. Tavener was a giant of modern music, and not just figuratively. At 6 feet 6 inches in height with a balding dome and stringy …

London’s Top 5 Hidden Spots

Posted on 05/2/2012 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

TravelAmericans will be flocking to London, England this year for the 2012 Summer Olympics and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, which marks 60 years of the Queen’s reign. While many are certain to stampede London’s most famous attractions – the London Tower, Westminster Abbey, London Eye, St. Paul’s Cathedral, the British Museum, and London’s famous National Gallery, we thought you might like to know some of London’s hidden gems. To help you beat the massive crowds, and enjoy a far slower …