Concerto Copenhagen III – Georg Muffat’s Armonico Tributo

St Mary's Parish Church, Haddington

Fri 13 Sept 7.30pm

Duration: 2 hours approx

Sonata No 1 in D major
Sonata No 2 in G minor
Sonata No 3 in A major
Sonata No 4 in E minor
Sonata No 5 in G major


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 III  Georg Muffat's Armonico Tributo 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.

If the composer’s name looks vaguely familiar it’s because it is an old form of ‘Moffat’ – Georg Muffat’s ancestors were Scottish. They moved to France in the early 17th century but although he was born in Megève in 1653, he thought of himself as German and ended his career in Passau. Concerto Copenhagen’s programme introduces us to this neglected but important, prolific composer. His great talent is superbly expressed in the ‘Armonico Tributo’ of 1682, a series of ‘sonatas’ which are really early concerti grossi ‘for a few or many instruments.’ Like Handel, the young Muffat went to Rome to learn from Corelli, so French influences mingle with Italian in this wonderfully rich music.

Other performances: 9, 11 and 15 Sept

'Colourful, terrific, and so vivid that you don't quite understand that Muffat's 'Armonico Tributo' is 340 years old.'

Politiken, Copenhagen

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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