BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert II

Online from Holy Trinity Episcopal Church

Wed 9 Sept 1pm

Presented by Kate Molleson

Concert also available live on BBC Radio 3

Duration: approx. 1 hour

An die Natur
Liederkreis Op 39

Linden Lea
Let Beauty Awake
The Roadside Fire
Youth and Love
Silent Noon

Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal
Go Lovely Rose


In co-production with BBC Radio 3
In co-production with BBC Radio 3


Credit: Sane Seven

That most eloquent of tenors, Joshua Ellicott, makes a welcome return to the Lammermuir Festival to sing a delectable programme of German and English songs with Schumann at its centre. In his Op 39 Liederkreis, one of the great song-cycles of the 19th century, Schumann sets Eichendorff’s quintessentially Romantic poems to some of his most expressive music. A selection of the best-loved English songs, by Vaughan Williams and Quilter, form the second half of the recital.

Joshua Ellicott is wonderful from his first air, which he infuses with a whispered despair to the swelling nobility of his last.

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Anna Tilbrook is an outstanding accompanist.

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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 cone off 3 spaces inside the church grounds for blue badge holders. Please email to book a space, subject to availability and on a first come first served basis.

11am on 15 Sept – BB spaces are now booked – free on-street car parking outside venue grounds


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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