Heath Quartet I

Dirleton Kirk, Dirleton

Credit: Photo: Sussie Ahlburg

Beethoven String Quartet in F minor, Op 95, ‘Serioso’
Bartók String Quartet No 3
Schumann Piano Quintet in E flat, Op 44

Heath Quartet
Tom Poster Piano

The Heath Quartet begin their four-part series with a powerfully emotional programme in one of East Lothian’s most picturesque churches.

They start with two masterpieces of highly-distilled energy and passion by Beethoven and Bartók before moving on, with award-winning pianist Tom Poster, to the expansively romantic canvas of Schumann’s Piano Quintet.

“I shall certainly be looking out for more from the Heath Quartet, they’re clearly a group with a big future.”
The Gramophone

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

Duration 2 hours

BBC Radio 3 : 90-93FM

Dirleton Kirk, Dirleton

Dirleton is one of the most picturesque of East Lothian's many beautiful villages, and its church, Dirleton Kirk, dedicated to St Andrew, is a real gem.

Built in 1612 to replace the parish church along the coast at Gullane which was continually being inundated by sand, this long, low-eaved church with its square, gothic-topped tower is built of warm pink sandstone.

Its striking Archerfield Aisle (1664) is Scotland's earliest example of neo-classical architecture. Inside, the mellow light filters through some especially fine stained glass.

Dirleton Kirk, Dirleton

Address

Dirleton Kirk, Dirleton
EH39 5EH

Getting there by bus

Bus service 124/X24 from Edinburgh to North Berwick
Bus stop 200m from church

Getting there by train

Nearest station is Drem 4 miles. List of taxis on station noticeboard.

Getting there by car

22 miles from Edinburgh via A1/A198

Accessibility

Parking:

UPDATE: Disabled parking spaces by gate are now all booked. There is further free parking around the green by the church and also the larger village green.

Terrain:

Gravel path to the church. Flat access into the venue.

Induction Loop:
Yes

Toilets:
One non adapted unisex toilet off lobby.

Wheelchair Access:

Stepped access. Assistance would be required and will be available.

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