Brahms at Lunchtime

Holy Trinity Church

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Beethoven Horn Sonata in F Op17
Brahms Intermezzi Op 117
Brahms Horn Trio in E flat Op 40

Alec Frank-Gemmill Horn
Alexander Janiczek Violin
Simon Smith Piano

Festival Artist in Residence Alec Frank-Gemmill is joined by two top flight musicians. Brahms’s Horn Trio is one his most haunting and beautiful works. Who needs lunch!

“…the amazing Alec Frank-Gemmill”

The Herald

“Janiczek…a blistering performance”

The Herald

“Smith is an astounding player, with a huge expressive range”
International Record Review

Running time 1 hour


Festival Talk: Meet Alec Frank-Gemmill at 1.15pm on 20 September.

Venue: The Waterside Bistro, 1-5 Waterside, Haddington, EH41 4AT.

View our Talks page to book this talk. All Festival talks are free.

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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