Inspiring Bach with the Marian Consort and Spiritato

St Mary’s Parish Church, Haddington

Tue 13 Sept 7.30pm

Duration: 2 hours approx

Gott sei uns gnädig
Ach, dass ich Wassers genug hätte
Christ lag in Todesbanden
Die Turteltaube lässt sich hören
Christ lag in Todesbanden BWV 4
Sonata a2 BuxWV 272
Es erhub sich ein Streit


Half price concessions for students in full time education


The Marian Consort joins forces with baroque ensemble Spiritato for a thrilling performance of music and composers admired by JS Bach himself, including his uncle Johann Christoph. These large-scale, uplifting works composed after the trauma of the Thirty Years War, have a remarkable resonance today. This is choral music from the very soul of the 17th Century, crowned with soaring melodies and the glorious sound of a baroque chamber orchestra crowned with four trumpets and drums.

The Marian Consort give sublimely refined, spacious and impeccably tuned performances.

The Sunday Times

Spiritato - fascinating to watch… devoutly alone with their music, playing with total commitment and fervour


Seating Plan

See ticket prices for St Mary’s Parish Church, Haddington below.

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


St Mary’s Parish Church, Haddington
EH41 4BZ

Getting there by bus

Several Edinburgh to Haddington routes to the Market Street bus stop. 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.



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 for blue badge holders. Please email [email protected] if you require one of these spaces. First come, first served.


Tarmac and gravel

Induction Loop:

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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