BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert III

Online from Holy Trinity Episcopal Church

Thu 10 Sept 1pm

Presented by Kate Molleson

Concert also available live on BBC Radio 3

Duration: approx. 1 hour

String Quintet in C major D956


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

Navarra Quartet

Credit: Sussie Ahlberg

Old friends of the festival, the Navarra Quartet and Philip Higham played Schubert’s String Quintet together in our very first year, 2010. We’re delighted to welcome them back to explore this endlessly absorbing and moving masterpiece once again. It is a work that has a unique place in the history of chamber music, composed just two months before Schubert’s untimely death in 1828 and not published and performed until 25 years later. The wondrous slow movement alone, in which time seems to stand still, makes every performance a special experience.

The Navarras gave us a gorgeous performance with astute attention to every detail.

Limelight Magazine, Sydney

Young British cellist Philip Higham offers impressive interpretations here.

The Independent

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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