What's on in 2018
Anna Stéphany is a sensational mezzo-soprano with a fast developing career in the world’s major opera houses. Together with Sholto Kynoch, founder and director of the Oxford Lieder Festival, she performs a ravishing programme of music linked to nature including Debussy’s unforgettable Chansons de Bilitis and many other truly beautiful songs.
Schumann Röselein, Röselein
Brahms Nachtigallen schwingen
Brahms An die Nachtigall
Schumann Die Blune der Ergebung
Schumann Aus den östlichen Rosen
Debussy Trois chansons de Bilitis
Sibelius Demanten pa marssnön
Sibelius Svarta rosor
Ravel Histoires Naturelles
Fauré Le Papillon et la fleur
Bizet La Coccinelle
Gounod Au Rossignol
Gounod Envoi de Fleurs
Saint-Saens La Cigale et la fourmi
'The evening's undoubted star was Anna Stéphany – dispatching her big arias with terrific élan and immaculate technical control.'
The Daily Telegraph
'Kynoch's accompaniments are beautifully sensitive, flexible and transparent throughout.'
See ticket prices for Prestonkirk Parish Church, East Linton below. For tickets, please call the box office on 0131 473 2000.
The grassy hill beside the River Tyne on which this historic church stands has been a place of worship since at least the twelfth century.
Indeed, its origins may go back far into the Dark Ages, to the time of St Baldred, whose name is associated with an ancient well beside the river close to this church and to a whirl, or pool, in the river itself.
The present church is a fascinating amalgam of different architectural periods. The main body is Georgian - built in 1770 on the site of the nave of the earlier mediaeval church. Of that only the fine chancel survives, while the bell tower is 17th Century.
Prestonkirk Parish Church, East Linton
Bus service 120 from Dunbar to North Berwick
Last bus 21.41 to Dunbar and 20.38 to North Berwick
Bus stop 20m from the church
No train services
24 miles from Edinburgh via A1
Free parking 30m from the church
3 disabled spaces
Tarmac incline (steep) path to church
Good male/female provision plus adapted toilet for disabled in church hall by car park, two minutes walk from church. One adapted toilet inside church.