Orlando Consort – The Pilgrim’s Way I

St Mary's Parish Church, Whitekirk

Mon 18 Sept 3pm

Duration approx. 90 mins

Missa Sancti Jacobi
Lamentatio Sanctae Matris Ecclesiae Constantinopolitanae
Adieu ces bons vins de Lannoy

Half price concession for children and students in full time education


Photo credit: Eric Richmond

A place of pilgrimage since the early Middle Ages, Whitekirk is the ideal setting for this concert of stunningly beautiful music from the early 15th century when the church was built.

The Orlando Consort celebrates the work of Guillaume Dufay, the greatest composer of the late Middle Ages. They perform part of his Missa Sancti Jacobi, which may have been sung for pilgrims setting out to Santiago, with motets and songs by him and his contemporaries.

'The Consorts performances showed consummate mastery.'

New York Times

Seating Plan

See ticket prices for St. Mary’s Church, Whitekirk below.

St. Mary’s Church, Whitekirk

Whitekirk may be a tiny hamlet, but it has a long history of Christian pilgrimage dating back to the 14th Century, with the future Pope Pius II making a pilgrimage there after surviving a shipwreck off Dunbar in 1435.

Whitekirk's magnificent red sandstone church of St Mary today remains substantially the building begun in 1439. To enter it is a breathtaking surprise.

St. Mary’s Church, Whitekirk


St. Mary’s Church, Whitekirk
EH42 1XS

Getting there by bus

Bus service 120 Dunbar to North Berwick
Bus stop 10 metres from the church

Getting there by train

Nearest train station North Berwick

Getting there by car

28 miles from Edinburgh via A1/A199/A198



On street parking throughout village. There is a small layby at the entrance to the church with 2 unreserved spaces for blue badge holders. Please email [email protected] if you require one of these spaces.


Gravel path to church, portable ramp into church.

Induction Loop:

1 unisex toilet (not adapted) behind church, accessible by narrow side path

Wheelchair Access:

From the parking space there are it is a sloped gravel path to church entry - approx. 30 metres. Portable ramp into church entrance.

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