What's on in 2019
Mon 16 Sept 10pm
St Mary's Parish Church, Haddington
Duration: approx. 1 hour
A booking fee of £1 per ticket, up to a maximum of £5 per transaction, will be added to all bookings.
Half price concession for children and students in full time education
Credit: John Wood
Praeludium in F sharp minor
Sonata No 5 in C BWV 529
Chorale Prelude on ‘Herr Gott, dich loben wir’ BWV 725
2 Chorale Preludes from Clavierübung III
Toccata, Adagio and Fugue BWV 564
The teenage Bach admired Buxtehude so much that he walked 250 miles to hear him play! You can hear why in the strikingly unorthodox opening work. Master organist David Goode, currently recording all of Bach’s organ music, plays a selection of pieces that superbly displays the full range of the great man’s genius.
'David Goode on the organ, conjuring up the most musically exciting sounds'
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
Several Edinburgh to Haddington routes to the Market Street bus stop. Also Perryman’s 253 service from Edinburgh Bus Station – Berwick, stopping in Haddington. All drop off in the High St, approx. 5-8 mins walk from the church.
Edinburgh to North Berwick service every hour. Nearest station is Drem. Taxi info on station notice board.
Haddington is 20 miles East of Edinburgh along the A1 dual carriageway. Travelling East take the second exit to Haddington – St Mary’s is signposted from the main road. Look to the South, and you will see the old church tower in the distance.
On street parking 100m from the church. Only disabled parking is allowed in the church grounds. There are 4 disabled spaces. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you require one of these spaces.Terrain:
Tarmac and gravel
Good male/female provision plus adapted toilet for disabled.
Access is via the North Side (side) door, available 30 minutes before concert. Press bell for assistance. Level access into venue.