Coffee Concert VII
Mahan Esfahani

Holy Trinity Church, Haddington

Fri 15 Sept 11am Coffee & Cake 11.30am Concert

Concert duration: 1 hour from 11.30am

English Suite No 3 in G minor BWV 808

English Suite No 4 in F major BWV 809

English Suite No 5 in E minor BWV 810



The English Suites were the first of Bach’s keyboard suites to be composed and probably date from around 1714-15 when he was organist at the court of Saxe-Weimar. They were not named ‘English’ by Bach and are really French in style – but grander and more muscular than the later French Suites.

It was Esfahani's curiosity and delight as an interpreter, and a listener, that shone . . . Bach's music is very often mesmerising. It's very rarely this fun.

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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