Mahler Das Lied Von Der Erde

St. Mary's Parish Church, Haddington

Mon 13 Sept 8pm

See seating plan below

Without interval

Duration: approx. 1 hour 10 minutes

Das Lied von der Erde (arr. Schoenberg)

Tenor
Baritone

Conductor

Half-price tickets for people in full time education. Student ID will be required on admittance

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Credit: Jonathan Oakes , Benjamin Ealovega

The impetus for Mahler’s composition of The Song of the Earth came from a period of personal tragedy including the diagnosis of a potentially fatal heart defect.

For him, said Bruno Walter, “The world and life now lay in the sinister shadow of [death’s] nearness”, and this moving allegory of transitory human existence merging into eternity proved to be his final testament. Two exceptional singers join the Hebrides Ensemble in Schoenberg’s chamber arrangement.

All present seemed delighted with the singular happiness brought about by [the Hebrides Ensemble’s] wonderfully conceived and delivered performance.

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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

Address

St. Mary’s Parish Church, Haddington
EH41 4BZ

Getting there by bus

Several Edinburgh to Haddington routes to the Market Street bus stop. Also Perryman’s 253 service from Edinburgh Bus Station – Berwick, stopping in Haddington. 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.

Accessibility

Parking:

On street parking 100m from the church. Only disabled parking is allowed in the church grounds. There are 4 disabled spaces. Please email admin@lammermuirfestival.co.uk if you require one of these spaces.

Terrain:

Tarmac and gravel

Induction Loop:
Yes

Toilets:
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.

Location

Church within Haddington

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Accessibility

Parking:

On street parking 100m from the church. Only disabled parking is allowed in the church grounds. There are 4 disabled spaces. Please email admin@lammermuirfestival.co.uk if you require one of these spaces.

Terrain:

Tarmac and gravel

Induction Loop:
Yes

Toilets:
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.