Navarra Quartet with Tom Poster

Online from Holy Trinity Episcopal Church

Sun 13 Sept 8pm

Presented by Kate Molleson

Duration: approx. 75 mins

Adagio in B minor K540
String Quartet No 3

Piano Concerto No 14 in A major K414


Tom Poster

Photo credit: Sarah Wijzenbeek

The first of Mozart’s two A major piano concertos dates from soon after his arrival in Vienna – a richly tuneful calling card to spread his reputation among the city’s music lovers. He said it could be played either with orchestra or ‘a quattro’ – with string quartet accompaniment – and it’s a pleasure to welcome back Tom Poster as soloist in this collaboration with the Navarras.

They bring their own calling card in the 3rd and last of Britten’s quartets, works with which they have a long association. This extraordinarily moving piece, from the final year of Britten’s life, was described by his life partner Peter Pears as having “profound beauty more touching than anything else, radiant, wise, new, mysterious – overwhelming”

The Navarra Quartet brought me to tears with Britten's String Quartet No. 3. They captured his slow and at times angry dance with mortality with remarkably tightly contained power.

Musical Toronto

. . . the Mozart concerto [was] as brisk and crisp as you could wish for, and with Poster both dashing and poised, suave and sure though never without that touch of merriment (or devilry).


Holy Trinity Church, Haddington

Holy Trinity stands on the site of a Franciscan friary (the original ‘Lamp of Lothian’ before that title passed to St Mary’s Church nearby) which was built here in the 13th Century. The friary was demolished in 1572, and almost two centuries later, in 1769, work was begun on a ‘qualified’ Anglican chapel which was finally consecrated as Holy Trinity in 1815. The present chancel was added and the interior remodelled in an attractive neo-Byzantine style in 1930.


Holy Trinity Church, Haddington


Holy Trinity Church, Haddington
EH41 3EX

Getting there by bus

Buses passing through Haddington
PRENTICE: 108, 109, 101, 111, 122
Please check bus timetables before booking your tickets.

Getting there by train

The nearest train station is at Drem.

Getting there by car

Haddington is in the centre of East Lothian just off the A1. There is free on street car parking in the town.



There is free on street car parking in the town.

We can offer 3 spaces inside the church grounds for blue badge holders. Please email [email protected] to book a space, subject to availability and on a first come first served basis.


Gravel path with flat access into venue.

Induction Loop:

One toilet, not adapted.

Wheelchair Access:

Almost flat access via front door. Small lip to entrance.

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