Kaleidoscope Chamber Collective II

North Esk Church, Musselburgh

Tue 12 Sept 7.30pm

Duration: 2 hours approx

Phantasy Quartet
Piano Quintet
Octet in F major D803

Double Bass


One of the many beauties of Kaleidoscope is the flexibility of its virtuoso membership, a pool of wonderful musicians who can come together in any combination from a duo to a nonet.

Schubert wrote his life-enhancing Octet in response to a commission for a piece that would emulate the success of Beethoven’s then-popular Septet. Adding a second violin, he created a timeless work that has been enjoyed by innumerable players and listeners ever since its premiere at the home of Beethoven’s patron Archduke Rudolf in 1824.

Reynaldo Hahn, born in Venezuela and raised in France, was a prodigy who entered the Paris Conservatoire aged 11 and became famous primarily as a song composer. In recent years, though, his chamber music has been rediscovered, and the refined and irrepressibly tuneful Piano Quintet (1921) is an excellent example.

A sparky, shape-shifting ensemble of starry young musicians.


Seating Plan

See ticket prices for North Esk Church, Musselburgh below.

North Esk Church, Musselburgh

Opened in 1838 and recently restored, this fine church was designed by the Scottish architect William Burn (1789–1870). Among Burn’s best-known Edinburgh buildings are the Edinburgh Academy, St John’s Princes Street and North Leith Parish Church. He was a master of several different styles, and was regarded as a pioneer of Scottish baronial style in buildings like Balintore Castle and the Sheriff Court at Inverness Castle. The interior at North Esk features an all-round horseshoe gallery and a high vaulted ceiling. There are seven stained glass windows (one by Ballantine and Gardiner, 1892), a pink alabaster font and a fine brass eagle lectern. The organ, behind the central pulpit, was built by Abbot and Smith of Leeds in 1904.

North Esk Church, Musselburgh


North Esk Church, Musselburgh
EH21 6AA

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 train station on the southern edge of town, about a 20 minute or so walk from this venue.

Getting there by car

The venue is on the A199 main route through Musselburgh.



There is free on-street car parking and a free car park across the main road, behind Brunton Theatre. There are no designated blue badge spaces infront of the church but there are offical disabled car spaces across the road by the side of the Brunton Theatre.


Tarmac path.

Induction Loop:

Available including accessible toilet

Wheelchair Access:

Fully accessible, one level, via pathway to right of church, through church hall.

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