Bach by Candlelight

St. Mary's Church, Haddington

There are tickets available for NYCoS Girls Choir and Bach by Candlelight, both on this evening, at St Mary’s, Haddington at the venue one hour before the performance starts. Check availability by phoning 07580 941108.

JS Bach Sonata No 2 in A minor BWV1003
JS Bach Partita No 2 in D minor BWV1004

Cecilia Bernardini Solo violin

Outstanding Dutch violinist Cecilia Bernardini’s fine technique and compelling musicianship have already impressed Scottish listeners in her appearances with the Dunedin Consort.

This candlelit recital of great solo violin works by Bach in the magical acoustic of St Mary’s makes a very special end to the day. The D minor Partita includes the famous ‘Chaconne’, one of Bach’s most extraordinary compositions.

“If there is a prize for the most beautiful tone, it should undoubtedly go to Cecilia Bernardini. She has the rare gift of a sound with a magical sheen”
De Telegraaf, Amsterdam

Running time 1 hour

St Mary’s Parish Church, Haddington

The Collegiate Church of St Mary the Virgin is one of the great ecclesiastical buildings of mediaeval Scotland, founded in 1380 and known for centuries as "The Lamp of Lothian".

It was severely damaged in the 16th Century during Henry VIII's 'Rough Wooing' of Scotland, and after the Reformation only the nave was used as a parish church, with the choir and tower remaining roofless.

It was finally restored to its former glory in the 1970s, and is Scotland's longest church as well as one of its most beautiful, with a wonderfully warm, resonant acoustic.

St Mary’s Parish Church, Haddington


St Mary’s Parish Church, Haddington
EH41 4BZ

Getting there by bus

Buses passing trough Haddington
PRENTICE: 108, 109, 101, 111, 122
Please check bus timetables before booking your tickets.

Getting there by train

The nearest station is Drem.

Getting there by car

Haddington is off the A1. There are two exits off the A1 coming from the east or the west.



There is free on-street parking, 100m from the church, on the road, and throughout the town.

We can offer 3 spaces inside the church grounds, buy the side of the church, for blue badge holders. Please email [email protected] to book a space, subject to availability and on a first come first served basis.


Tarmac and gravel.

Induction Loop:

Good male/female provision plus adapted toilet for disabled.

Wheelchair Access:

Access is easier via the North Side (side) door, next to the blue badge parking spaces, and open 30 minutes before concert. There will be a volunteer steward in a high vis jacket who will provide assistance. There is level access into venue.

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