What's on in 2019
There are tickets available for NYCoS Girls Choir and Bach by Candlelight, both on this evening, atÂ St Mary’s, HaddingtonÂ at the venue one hour before the performance starts.Â Check availability by phoning 07580 941108.
JS BachÂ Sonata No 2 in A minor BWV1003
JS BachÂ Partita No 2 in D minor BWV1004
Cecilia Bernardini Solo violin
Outstanding Dutch violinist Cecilia Bernardiniâ€™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 Maryâ€™s makes a very special end to the day. The D minor Partita includes the famous â€˜Chaconneâ€™, one of Bachâ€™s most extraordinary compositions.
â€œIf 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 sheenâ€
De Telegraaf, Amsterdam
Running time 1 hour
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
Several Edinburgh to Haddington routes to the Market Street bus stop. Also Perryman’s 253 service from Edinburgh Bus Station – Berwick, stopping in Haddington. All drop off in the High St, approx. 5-8 mins walk from the church.
Edinburgh to North Berwick service every hour. Nearest station is Drem. Taxi info on station notice board.
Haddington is 20 miles East of Edinburgh along the A1 dual carriageway. Travelling East take the second exit to Haddington – St Mary’s is signposted from the main road. Look to the South, and you will see the old church tower in the distance.
On street parking 100m from the church. Only disabled parking is allowed in the church grounds. There are 4 disabled spaces. Please email email@example.com if you require one of these spaces.Terrain:
Tarmac and gravel
Good male/female provision plus adapted toilet for disabled.
Access is via the North Side (side) door, available 30 minutes before concert. Press bell for assistance. Level access into venue.