Alison Balsom – Virtuoso Trumpet

Handel Concerto Grosso, Op 6 No 5 in D
Vivaldi  Trumpet Concerto Op 3 No 7 in D (RV230)
MacMillan Seraph
Purcell Fantasia on one note
Purcell Fantasia in C
Albinoni Trumpet Concerto Op 7 No 3 in B flat
Handel Concerto Grosso Op 6 No 7 in B flat

The Scottish Ensemble
Alison Balsom – trumpet
Jonathan Morton – director

Scotland’s elite string ensemble is joined by sensational trumpet player Alison Balsom for this unmissable concert in Inveresk’s landmark parish church.

Two baroque trumpet concertos frame a short work specially commissioned for her and the ensemble from James MacMillan. The concert begins and ends with some of  Handel’s most inspired orchestral music.

“She makes the trumpet sing with an irresistible exuberance and eloquence”
The Times


Running Time 2 hours approx

Price £20, £15, £10 (£8 students)

St. Michael’s Church, Inveresk

This late Georgian parish church (Robert Nisbet, 1803-5) stands on a site which has been a Christian settlement since the 6th Century.

Perched on a hill above the picturesque village of Inveresk on the banks of the River Esk, its tall spire is a landmark for miles around.

A large rectangular box-church with a magnificent classical interior and a fine Lewis organ, its vibrant acoustic makes it an excellent concert venue.

St. Michael’s Church, Inveresk


St. Michael’s Church, Inveresk
EH21 7UA

Getting there by bus

Travel time from the centre of Edinburgh to Musselburgh is about 30 minutes.

Lothian Buses: 15, 26, 30, 40, 44 (0131 555 6363)
First Bus: 108 (0871 200 2233)
East Lothian Buses: 113 (0131 555 6363)
Eve Coaches: 129 (01368 865 500)

15 minute walk to church from bus stop.

Getting there by train

Musselburgh Station closest. Catch the No. 30 bus from the station to town centre. A 3/4 mile walk to the church.

Getting there by car

Musselburgh is just off Edinburgh City Bypass, not far from Fort Kinnaird Retail Park and Asda. Take Newbigging/Inveresk route from Musselburgh



Free parking on street (one side only). No parking in church grounds. No disabled parking, drop off only.


Tarmac /Paved

Induction Loop:

Good male / female provision plus adapted toilet.

Wheelchair Access:

Sloped tarmac path. Level access into church.

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