Coffee Concert I – Songs by Wagner and Duparc

Holy Trinity Church, Haddington

Thu 8 Sept 11am Coffee & Cake 11.30am Concert

Concert duration: 1 hour from 11.30am

Wesendonk Songs
Selected songs
Testament, Elégie, Lamento, La vague et la cloche


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


Credit: Russell Duncan

The Coffee concerts are back!

Start the perfect Festival day with good coffee and irresistible cakes from master Konditormeister Falko Burkert paired with terrific bite-sized concerts.

This year one of the finest accompanists in the world Malcolm Martineau has devised four programmes in partnership with BBC Radio 3 performing all 16 of Duparc’s gorgeously romantic songs threaded through four richly varied recitals by major singers, including songs by Richard Strauss, Mahler, Wagner, Ravel, Debussy, Wolf, Liszt and Quilter.

Our Duparc series begins with four great songs paired with Wagner’s intoxicating Wesendonk Songs and performed by world-class mezzo Jennifer Johnston who won the 2021 Royal Philharmonic Society Singer of the Year Award.

Jennifer Johnston has one of the most generous and beautiful voices in the business


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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