François Leleux and Friends

Prestonkirk Parish Church, East Linton

Credit: Photo: Uwe Arens for SONY Classical

Poulenc Trio for oboe, bassoon and piano
Vaughan Williams Blake Songs for tenor and oboe
Dutilleux Sonata for oboe and piano
Mozart Quintet in E flat, K452 for piano and wind

Francois Leleux Oboe
Maximiliano Martin Clarinet
Peter Whelan Bassoon
Eric Lesage Piano

The oboe’s varied repertoire provides an excuse for a marvellous musical party as François Leleux teams up with some of Europe’s finest musicians.

From Vaughan Williams’s haunting settings of Blake for just two voices to the abundant lyrical riches of Mozart’s piano and wind quintet, this is a chance to enjoy Leleux’s many-faceted musicianship to the full.

“I myself consider it to be the best thing I have ever written”
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart on K452

Duration 2 hours

This concert is one of three presented in partnership with BBC Radio 3

BBC Radio 3 : 90-93FM

Prestonkirk Parish Church, East Linton

The grassy hill beside the River Tyne on which this historic church stands has been a place of worship since at least the twelfth century.

Indeed, its origins may go back far into the Dark Ages, to the time of St Baldred, whose name is associated with an ancient well beside the river close to this church and to a whirl, or pool, in the river itself.

The present church is a fascinating amalgam of different architectural periods. The main body is Georgian - built in 1770 on the site of the nave of the earlier mediaeval church. Of that only the fine chancel survives, while the bell tower is 17th Century.

Prestonkirk Parish Church, East Linton


Prestonkirk Parish Church, East Linton
EH40 3DS

Getting there by bus

Bus service 120 from Dunbar to North Berwick
Bus stop 20m from the church

Getting there by train

No train services

Getting there by car

24 miles from Edinburgh via A1



There is free on-street car parking outside the church grounds and around the town.

There are three blue badge spaces, by the side of the church, inside the church grounds. Email to book a space, subject to availability and forst come, first served.


Tarmac path, on a slope. Flat access into the church through the side door. Prior notice required. Please contact

Induction Loop:

Good male/female provision plus adapted toilet for disabled in church hall by car park, two minutes walk from church. One adapted toilet inside church.

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