Navarra Quartet 2

Stenton Parish Church, Stenton

Sun 18 Sept 3.00pm

Navarra String Quartet

Duration approx. 2 hours

String Quintet in G Minor, K 516
String Quartet in A Minor, Op 132


Half price concession is for children and students in full time education


Credit: Sussie Ahlburg

G minor is always the key of darkness for Mozart, and his string quintet in that key is no exception – a profound masterpiece overcast by brooding shadows.

Beethoven’s late A minor quartet also begins in shadow, searching for the unknowable, but finding its way via a rapt “song of thanksgiving to God for recovery from an illness” into light and spiritual affirmation. An inspiring final journey with the Navarras in Stenton’s lovely old church.

"A buzzingly alive performance by the Navarra String Quartet, precisely tuned, with melodies emerging and receding into the diaphanous textures as if by sleight of hand."

The Guardian

Stenton Parish Church, Stenton

William Burn, pioneer of the Scottish Baronial style, designed many fine buildings in Scotland including St John the Evangelist in Edinburgh's Princes Street.

His splendid little church (1829), Stenton Parish Church, in the tranquil village of Stenton brings St John's to mind with its impressive square tower. Beautifully simple inside, its acoustic is ideal for chamber music.

Stenton Parish Church, Stenton


Stenton Parish Church, Stenton
EH42 1TE

Getting there by bus

No direct bus service.

Getting there by train

Dunbar train station 5 miles.

Getting there by car

30 miles from Edinburgh via A1 and B6370



There is free on-street car parking in the village.

We can cone off two spaces for blue badge holders outside the gate. Please email to book a space, subject to availability, first come first served.


Paved level path to church.

Induction Loop:

Single unisex toilet adapted for disabled.

Wheelchair Access:

Paved path from road to church. Level access.

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