Christine Brewer sings the Four Last Songs

Christine Brewer sings the Four Last Songs

20 September 2014, 19:00
St. Mary’s Parish Church, Haddington

We will be releasing an additional 20 ‘stand-by’ tickets on the door at 6pm at St Mary’s in Haddington for Christine Brewer.

These are for side pew seats which have a restricted or no view. You will still hear and enjoy the glorious music and atmosphere. Please note they will not be available until 6pm and cannot be reserved. First come, first served.

Wagner Siegfried Idyll
Strauss Four Last Songs
Elgar Enigma Variations

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Christine Brewer Soprano
Martyn Brabbins Conductor

The festival is delighted to welcome American soprano Christine Brewer, widely regarded as one of today’s greatest interpreters of Richard Strauss’s achingly beautiful songs – his farewell to the world.

The songs are the centrepiece of an evening of romantic nostalgia, beginning with Wagner’s lovely reminiscence of his great ‘Ring’ cycle, played on Christmas morning as a present to his wife Cosima.

Elgar’s affectionate tribute to his ‘friends pictured within’ contains humour as well as regret, but ends in uplifting triumph.

“Brewer’s dramatic soprano voice, though large and opulent, never loses its warm, lyric core of purity. She soars effortlessly over the orchestra…
Classic FM Magazine

“Christine Brewer possesses possibly the finest dramatic soprano in the world today”
Opera Britannia

Duration 1 hour 45 mins approx

This concert is one of three presented in partnership with BBC Radio 3

BBC Radio 3 : 90-93FM

Access Information

  • Wheelchair access is via the North door. Doorbell here is to alert those inside, so assistance can be given with access. It is switched off when concert starts.
  • Blue Badge parking inside church grounds next to church and North door
  • Small car park on main road opposite church
  • Free on street car parking
  • Toilets inside church by North door

Book Tickets On Line:

20 September 2014 at 19:00

£35, £30, £25, £20, £15

Book by Telephone:

0131 473 2000


Concession price is for students in full time education.

Proof of entitlement will be required when booking and on admittance to the venue.