Laura van der Heijden and Tom Poster

Prestonkirk Parish Church, East Linton

Mon 12 Sept 7.30pm

Duration: 2 hours approx

Cello Suite No 3 in C major
Sonata for cello and piano
Three Pieces
Pavane pour une infante défunte
Sonata for cello and piano


Half price concessions for students in full time education


A richly varied programme that encompasses the mesmerising Dervish by Belize-born British composer Errollyn Wallen and American George Walker’s thrilling cello sonata.

Nadia Boulanger, famous as a teacher of composers, is less well-known for her own contribution to the great French tradition of Ravel and Poulenc. Former BBC Young Musician winner Laura van der Heijden and prizewinning pianist Tom Poster are an ideal musical partnership.

[Tom Poster is] a marvel who can play anything in any style

The Herald

a superstar cellist comes out of the shadows’

The Times

Seating Plan

See ticket prices for Prestonkirk Parish Church, East Linton below.

Prestonkirk Parish Church, East Linton

The grassy hill beside the River Tyne on which this historic church stands has been a place of worship since at least the twelfth century.

Indeed, its origins may go back far into the Dark Ages, to the time of St Baldred, whose name is associated with an ancient well beside the river close to this church and to a whirl, or pool, in the river itself.

The present church is a fascinating amalgam of different architectural periods. The main body is Georgian - built in 1770 on the site of the nave of the earlier mediaeval church. Of that only the fine chancel survives, while the bell tower is 17th Century.

Prestonkirk Parish Church, East Linton


Prestonkirk Parish Church, East Linton
EH40 3DS

Getting there by bus

Bus service 120 from Dunbar to North Berwick
Bus stop 20m from the church

Getting there by train

No train services

Getting there by car

24 miles from Edinburgh via A1



There is free on-street car parking outside the church grounds and around the town.

There are three blue badge spaces, by the side of the church, inside the church grounds. Email [email protected] to book a space, subject to availability and forst come, first served.


Tarmac path, on a slope. Flat access into the church through the side door. Prior notice required. Please contact [email protected]

Induction Loop:

Good male/female provision plus adapted toilet for disabled in church hall by car park, two minutes walk from church. One adapted toilet inside church.

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