Dunedin Consort Performs Monteverdi

St. Mary's Parish Church, Haddington

Duration 1 hour 15 mins

Altri cante di Marte
Sonata No 9 for two violins
Silentio nocivo
Chiome d'oro
Batto, qui pianse Ergesto
Ahi, come un vago sol
Piagn'e sospira
Canto di Bella Bocca
Volgendo il ciel
Anima mia perdona
Hor che'l ciel

Violin I
Violin II


Lovers of Monteverdi’s sacred music will want to plunge into the turbulent waters of his secular music in this programme.

This gorgeous programme offers a ravishing selection of madrigals about love, loss and war from his 6th, 7th and 8th Books – ardent, vivid music evoking the world of Monteverdi’s great operas in microcosm.  The solo instrumental work and the ensemble singing at this concert are to die for.

A programme brought to life in a vivid performance from the singers and instrumentalists of the Dunedin Consort

The Guardian (2021 Lammermuir Festival)

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

Several Edinburgh to Haddington routes to the Market Street bus stop. All drop off in the High St, approx. 5-8 mins walk from 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 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.



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

Only disabled parking is allowed in the church grounds. There are 3 disabled spaces for blue badge holders. Please email [email protected] if you require one of these spaces. First come, first served.


Tarmac and gravel

Induction Loop:

Good male/female provision plus adapted toilet for disabled.

Wheelchair Access:

Access is via the North Side (side) door, available 30 minutes before concert. Press bell for assistance. Level access into venue.

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