Concerto Copenhagen I – I am a rose of Sharon – Buxtehude and his circle

St Mary's Parish Church, Haddington

Mon 9 Sept 7.30pm

Duration: 2 hours approx

Da mihi, Domini
Sonata sopra ut, re, mi, fa, sol
Gott, hilf mir
Suite a 4 in G major
Mein Herz ist bereit
Ich bin eine Blume zu Saron
Toccata for harpsichord
Kommt her zu mir alle


Free ticket for any school student attending with a full price ticket holder 18+

Half price ticket for students aged 16+ in full time education

In co-production with
In co-production with

Concerto Copenhagen I  'I am a rose of Sharon' - Buxtehude and his circle at Lammermuir Festival

We are absolutely thrilled to welcome one of the world’s leading baroque ensembles for a UK exclusive residency. They offer four wide-ranging programmes of beautiful baroque music including familiar composers as well as equally attractive works by lesser known figures. Under Lars Ulrik Mortensen’s direction a meticulous approach to historical material underpins its artistic orginality and continually evolving performance style and delivery.

Danish-born Dietrich Buxtehude was one of the great composers of the 17th century and a powerful influence on JS Bach and Handel. Director of Music at the great brick church of St Mary in the Hanseatic city of L?beck, Buxtehude’s originality and daring creativity inspired Baltic and North German composers of the late 17th century, laying the ground for the next generation of Baroque masters like young Bach who famously made the pilgrimage north to L?beck on foot to learn from the man himself.

Other performances: 11, 13 and 15 Sept

'Concerto Copenhagen's performances ooze abundantly with charm, wisdom and warmth.'


Seating Plan

See ticket prices for St Mary’s Parish Church, Haddington below.

St Mary’s Parish Church, Haddington

The Collegiate Church of St Mary the Virgin is one of the great ecclesiastical buildings of mediaeval Scotland, founded in 1380 and known for centuries as "The Lamp of Lothian".

It was severely damaged in the 16th Century during Henry VIII's 'Rough Wooing' of Scotland, and after the Reformation only the nave was used as a parish church, with the choir and tower remaining roofless.

It was finally restored to its former glory in the 1970s, and is Scotland's longest church as well as one of its most beautiful, with a wonderfully warm, resonant acoustic.

St Mary’s Parish Church, Haddington


St Mary’s Parish Church, Haddington
EH41 4BZ

Getting there by bus

Buses passing trough Haddington
PRENTICE: 108, 109, 101, 111, 122
Please check bus timetables before booking your tickets.

Getting there by train

The nearest station is Drem.

Getting there by car

Haddington is off the A1. There are two exits off the A1 coming from the east or the west.



There is free on-street parking, 100m from the church, on the road, and throughout the town.

We can offer 3 spaces inside the church grounds, buy the side of the church, for blue badge holders. Please email [email protected] to book a space, subject to availability and on a first come first served basis.


Tarmac and gravel.

Induction Loop:

Good male/female provision plus adapted toilet for disabled.

Wheelchair Access:

Access is easier via the North Side (side) door, next to the blue badge parking spaces, and open 30 minutes before concert. There will be a volunteer steward in a high vis jacket who will provide assistance. There is level access into venue.

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