BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Live II with James Atkinson & Sholto Kynoch

Holy Trinity Church, Haddington

Wed 8 Sept 1pm

Duration: approx. 1 hour

Liederkreis Op 39
Three Shakespeare Songs
Histoires Naturelles


Half-price tickets for people in full time education. Student ID will be required on admittance

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

BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Live II with James Atkinson & Sholto Kynoch

Photo credit: Ben Durrant , Fran Marshall

Emerging star James Atkinson offers our second Schumann cycle which sets texts by the quintessential Romantic poet Joseph von Eichendorff.

Nature provides the atmospheric backdrop to Schumann’s songs of loneliness, yearning and ecstatic anticipation. It’s centre stage in Ravel’s mordantly witty settings of Jules Renard’s portraits of four birds and an insect.

A natural lieder singer and linguist, his lovely lyric baritone responding to the words with invigorating warmth…clearly a name to watch.

The Times

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.


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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