Poulenc’s Figure Humaine
with Tenebrae

St. Mary's Parish Church, Haddington

Fri 17 Sept 8pm

Duration: approx. 1 hour 15 minutes

Lucis Creator Optime

Wie liegt die Stadt so wüst

Figure Humaine

Into the Wreck

Three Prayers of Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Lucis Creator Optime (Postlude)



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

Poulenc’s Figure Humaine with Tenebrae

Photo credit: Cannetty Clarke

Each of Tenebrae’s Lammermuir visits has been an extraordinary event – the last greeted by a standing ovation – and here poems by Emily Dickinson offset the music. Poulenc’s masterpiece Figure Humaine, the programme’s centrepiece, is a great paean to Liberty, a spell-binding work that makes extreme demands of ensemble, intonation and agility – meat and drink to Tenebrae. Not to be missed!

[in Figure Humaine] Nigel Short’s Tenebrae is astonishing…

BBC Music Magazine

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


St Mary’s Parish Church, Haddington
EH41 4BZ

Getting there by bus

Several Edinburgh to Haddington routes to the Market Street bus stop. 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.



There is free on-street parking 100m from the church, on the road, and throughout the town.

Only disabled parking is allowed in the church grounds. There are 3 disabled spaces for blue badge holders. Please email [email protected] if you require one of these spaces. First come, first served.


Tarmac and gravel

Induction Loop:

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.

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