Bach Viola Da Gamba Sonatas

Online from Holy Trinity Episcopal Church

Mon 14 Sept 8pm

Presented by Kate Molleson

Duration: approx. 75 mins

Viola da Gamba Sonata No 1 in G major
BWV 1027
Viola da Gamba Sonata No 2 in D major
BWV 1028
Viola da Gamba Sonata No 3 in G minor
BWV 1029
With works by Rameau and Marais

Viola da gamba

Jonathan Manson

Photo credit: Giorgia Bertazzi

JS Bach has had an honoured place in every Lammermuir Festival, and this year two of Britain’s leading exponents of baroque music introduce his less known but wonderful sonatas for viola da gamba. Alongside them two of Bach’s most distinguished French contemporaries with pieces for solo gamba and solo harpsichord, completing this exquisite selection of delicately coloured but always emotionally engaging music.

Noble tone production, faultless security of technique and intonation made [Manson's] playing pure pleasure.

Wiener Zeitung

Devine does the composer proud, his razor-sharp articulation at the service of supremely considered readings that impart an ear-gripping clarity . . . executed with abundant virtuosity and crammed with delights.

BBC Music Magazine

Holy Trinity Church, Haddington

Holy Trinity stands on the site of a Franciscan friary (the original ‘Lamp of Lothian’ before that title passed to St Mary’s Church nearby) which was built here in the 13th Century. The friary was demolished in 1572, and almost two centuries later, in 1769, work was begun on a ‘qualified’ Anglican chapel which was finally consecrated as Holy Trinity in 1815. The present chancel was added and the interior remodelled in an attractive neo-Byzantine style in 1930.


Holy Trinity Church, Haddington


Holy Trinity Church, Haddington
EH41 3EX

Getting there by bus

Several Edinburgh to Haddington routes to the Market Street bus stop. All drop off in the High St, approx. 5 mins walk to the church.

Getting there by train

Edinburgh to North Berwick service every hour. Nearest station is Drem. Taxi info on station notice board.

Getting there by car

Haddington is 20 miles East of Edinburgh along the A1 dual carriageway. Travelling East take the first or second exit to Haddington. Venue at east end of town.



There is free on street car parking on road outside the church grounds and in the vicinity.

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

UPDATE: Please note there are no more blue badge spaces for the following concerts: 08/09 Coffee Concert no II (2); 11/09 Coffee Concert no III (3); 12/09 Coffee Concert no IV (4)


Gravel path with flat access into venue

Induction Loop:

One toilet, not adapted.

Wheelchair Access:

Almost flat access via front door. Small lip to entrance.

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