What's on in 2019
Fri 13 Sept 3pm
St Mary's Parish Church, Whitekirk
Duration: approx. 1 hour 45 mins
£21 / £15.75 / £10.50
A booking fee of £1 per ticket, up to a maximum of £5 per transaction, will be added to all bookings.
Half price concession for children and students in full time education
Credit: Wolfgang Kreutzer
String Quartet in E flat major Op 64 No 6
String Quartet in B flat major Op 76 No 4 ‘Sunrise’
String Quartet in F major Op 59 No 1 ‘Razumovsky’
In co-production with BBC Radio 3
Where better to open our 10th Festival than Whitekirk’s beautiful mediaeval church with its magical acoustic. And who better than Quatuor Mosaïques, making a welcome return to the Festival with three programmes that include Beethoven’s revolutionary ‘Razumovsky’ quartets.
The Mosaïques’ stellar reputation as one of the world’s leading period instrument ensembles is founded on their performances of the Viennese classics, especially Haydn, whose music has had an honoured place in every Lammermuir Festival since the beginning. We can think of no finer interpreters of these wonderful pieces.
'Quatuor Mosaïques made a chamber music evening …into a breath-taking experience: art became emotion, emotion became art'
Die Presse, Vienna
'Their playing is so natural and communicative that fans will find gold in every measure'
Early Music America
See ticket prices for St. Mary’s Church, Whitekirk below. For tickets, please call the box office on 0131 473 2000.
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
Bus service 120 Dunbar to North Berwick
Bus stop 10 metres from the church
Nearest train station North Berwick
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you require one of these spaces.Terrain:
Gravel path to church, portable ramp into church.
1 unisex toilet (not adapted) behind church, accessible by narrow side path
From the parking space there are it is a sloped gravel path to church entry - approx. 30 metres. Portable ramp into church entrance.