Haydn Coffee Concert IV

Holy Trinity Church, Haddington

Thu 20 Sept 11am

Maxwell String Quartet

Duration approx. 1 hour 30 mins, includes coffee break

String Quartet No 7
String Quartet in E minor
String Quartet Op 71 No 1 in B flat

Half price concession for children and students in full time education

Cakes by Falko
Cakes by Falko


Photo credit: Louise Mather

Our weekday morning coffee concerts have quickly become established as the essential start to a Lammermuir Festival day. This year we move to Haddington’s charming Georgian Episcopal church for five programmes, each including one of Haydn’s wonderful string quartets.

Two superb young quartets share the honours: the Van Kuijk Quartet from France, winners of the 2015 Wigmore Hall International Competition and current BBC New Generation Artists; and Scotland’s own Maxwell Quartet, who triumphed in last year’s Trondheim International Competition.

Coffee and cakes from Falko, our German ‘Konditormeister’, are included in the ticket price and will be served from 11am. Concerts start at approx. 11.30am.

'Very fine performances from the Maxwell Quartet ... a clear and impassioned reading alive to the score's delicate lyricism and need for control.'

The Guardian

Holy Trinity Church, Haddington

Holy Trinity stands on the site of a Franciscan friary (the original ‘Lamp of Lothian’ before that title passed to St Mary’s Church nearby) which was built here in the 13th Century. The friary was demolished in 1572, and almost two centuries later, in 1769, work was begun on a ‘qualified’ Anglican chapel which was finally consecrated as Holy Trinity in 1815. The present chancel was added and the interior remodelled in an attractive neo-Byzantine style in 1930.


Holy Trinity Church, Haddington


Holy Trinity Church, Haddington
EH41 3EX

Getting there by bus

Several Edinburgh to Haddington routes to the Market Street bus stop. All drop off in the High St, approx. 5 mins walk to 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 first or second exit to Haddington. Venue at east end of town.



There is free on street car parking on road outside the church grounds and in the vicinity.

We can offer 3 spaces inside 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.


Gravel path with flat access into venue

Induction Loop:

One toilet, not adapted.

Wheelchair Access:

Almost flat access via front door. Small lip to entrance.

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