Quartet for the End of Time

Dirleton Kirk, Dirleton

Sun 22 Sept 3.30pm

Johnston, Higham & Osborne

Duration: approx. 1 hour 45 mins

Piano Trio in A minor
Quartet for the End of Time


Half price concession for children and students in full time education


Credit: Ben Ealovega

Messiaen’s Quartet has become a true classic of 20th-century music. Composed during WW2 amid the privations of a German prison camp, it is a work of deep spirituality and boundless, cathartic energy – a profound meditation on the nature of God. Steven Osborne, one of the world’s leading interpreters of Messiaen’s music, leads an ensemble perfectly attuned to this great work’s qualities, and they precede it with Ravel’s ardently romantic piano trio.

'Osborne’s revelatory performance is a blinding tour de force of interpretive and pianistic incandescence. Awesome'

Classic FM Magazine

'There’s something very special about walking through nature to get to a concert'

Steven Osborne

Seating Plan

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Dirleton Kirk, Dirleton

Dirleton is one of the most picturesque of East Lothian's many beautiful villages, and its church, Dirleton Kirk, dedicated to St Andrew, is a real gem.

Built in 1612 to replace the parish church along the coast at Gullane which was continually being inundated by sand, this long, low-eaved church with its square, gothic-topped tower is built of warm pink sandstone.

Its striking Archerfield Aisle (1664) is Scotland's earliest example of neo-classical architecture. Inside, the mellow light filters through some especially fine stained glass.

Dirleton Kirk, Dirleton


Dirleton Kirk, Dirleton
EH39 5EH

Getting there by bus

Bus service 124/X24 from Edinburgh to North Berwick
Bus stop 200m from church

Getting there by train

Nearest station is Drem 4 miles. List of taxis on station noticeboard.

Getting there by car

22 miles from Edinburgh via A1/A198



UPDATE: Disabled parking spaces by gate are now all booked. There is further free parking around the green by the church and also the larger village green.


Gravel path to the church. Flat access into the venue.

Induction Loop:

One non adapted unisex toilet off lobby.

Wheelchair Access:

Stepped access. Assistance would be required and will be available.

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