Fauré Requiem

Ibert Hommage à Mozart
Debussy Danses sacrée et profane
Fauré Pelléas et Mélisande
Fauré Requiem*

Northern Sinfonia
National Youth Choir of Scotland

Catriona Hewitson Soprano
Paul Grant Baritone
Donald Feist Baritone
Bradley Creswick Director
Christopher Bell Conductor*

Concluding our French theme and the festival, what could be more uplifting than the final ‘In Paradisum’ of Fauré’s Requiem, and who better to sing it than Scotland’s 2012 Royal Philharmonic Society Award-winning National Youth Choir, whose concerts are Lammermuir Festival highlights.

They are joined by the brilliant Northern Sinfonia, with a sparkling selection of French orchestral music.

“A world-class performance…beautiful…indescribably polished and refined”
Michael Tumelty, The Herald, on NYCoS

 

Running time 2 hours approx

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

Address

St. Mary’s Parish Church, Haddington
EH41 4BZ

Getting there by bus

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.

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.

Accessibility

Parking:

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. Please email admin@lammermuirfestival.co.uk if you require one of these spaces.

Please note:
10 Sept at 1900 Jeremy Denk with the RSNO – spaces are now all booked.
14 Sept at 1930 SCO – spaces are now all booked.

Terrain:

Tarmac and gravel

Induction Loop:
Yes

Toilets:
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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