Gesualdo Six – Lux Aeterna

Our Lady of Loretto, Musselburgh

Sat 14 Sept 7.30pm

Duration: 2 hours approx

Parce mihi Domine
Funeral Ikos
Clamaverunt ad Dominum
In jejunio et fletu
Peccantem me quotidie
And then there was war in heaven
Requiem aeternam (Introitus)
Heu me Domine
Absterge Domine
I take thee
Lux aeterna (Communio)
A Good Night


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


Gesualdo Six - Lux Aeterna at Lammermuir Festival

Grief touches all of us at some point during our lives, affecting each person in different ways. Byrd and Skempton beautifully capture a sense of powerlessness in their works, asking for forgiveness and protection. The pieces by Tavener, Lusitano and Morales present a series of questions, seeking reassurance for those whose lives are at an end. Settings by Schütz and Joanna Marsh call on us to enjoy all that life has to offer, with a reminder not to let grief overwhelm us. If you like, this is a sequence for the souls of the departed, to be heard by those who remember them.

Seating Plan

See ticket prices for Our Lady of Loretto, Musselburgh below.

Our Lady of Loretto, Musselburgh

This impressive church began life as Lady Mary Oswald’s mission chapel in 1843 and was converted into the catholic church of Our Lady of Loretto in 1880. There was an extensive rebuild, by the Edinburgh architect Archibald MacPherson with AE Purdie of Canterbury, in 1903 when the church, presbytery and hall took their present form. It is a cruciform building with an elaborate altar and sanctuary whose walls are covered in gold leaf artwork, depicting events in the life of Jesus, corresponding to the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary.

Our Lady of Loretto, Musselburgh


Our Lady of Loretto, Musselburgh
EH21 7AJ

Getting there by bus

The following buses pass through Musselburgh. Please check time tables bfore booking your tickets.
EAST COAST BUSES: 106, 113, 124, 125, 140, 141
PRENTICE: 108, 111
LOTHIAN BUSES: 4, 30, 44, 48, X26

Getting there by train

Musselburgh has a station on the southern edge of the town.

Getting there by car

The A199 passes through Musselburgh.



There is free on-street car parking; a small car park / layby for 12 cars in front of the church; and a small car park for approx. 18 cars across the road.

We can offer 3 spaces immediately outside the church grounds 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 paving slabs.

5 toilets (2 ladies, 2 men), 1 wheelchair accessible toilet

Wheelchair Access:

Via a step.

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