Quatuor Mosaïques I

Chalmers Memorial Church, Port Seton

Fri 9 Sept 7.30pm

Duration: 1 hour 30 mins approx

String Quartet in G major Op 77 No 1

String Quartet in D minor D 810

‘Death and the Maiden’

Half price concessions for students in full time education


Photo credit: Wolfgang Krautzer

For nearly thirty years Quatuor Mosaïques has been the leading string quartet in the world performing on period instruments. They last visited the festival in 2019 with three sensational concerts concentrating on Beethoven’s ‘Razumovsky’ quartets. Their return offers the fascinating juxtaposition of the last three string quartets of Haydn with those of Schubert – great music from the Viennese tradition to which they bring their own unique insight. This first programme concludes with Schubert’s Death and the Maiden, laden with soul-searching anguish and yearning, truly one of the eternal masterpieces of the Romantic movement.

Their performance of Death and the Maiden is music-making of a high order and carried out by players animated as by a single mind and impulse, yet each of them seeming to respond afresh at every moment

The Times

Seating Plan

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Chalmers Memorial Church, Port Seton

Construction began on Chalmers Memorial Church (originally a United Free Church, now Church of Scotland) in 1904 on land purchased from the Earl of Wemyss, to a design by the Scottish architect Sydney Mitchell.

The church is one of several in Scotland named after Dr Thomas Chalmers, one of the leaders of the 'Disruption' of the Scottish church in 1843.

This was the great schism caused by a dispute over the church's relationship with the state, and Chalmers was the first moderator of the breakaway group that became the Free Church. The foundation stone was laid by his grand-daughter and services began on April 1, 1905.

The A-listed church building with its many Arts and Crafts features has remained virtually unchanged since that day. Its carved timbers as well and unique, elaborate stencil work reflect the character of the fishing village of Port Seton and the history of the church.

The windows are by Margaret Chilton and Marjorie Kemp, two distinguished stained glass artists, committed to the principles of the Arts and Crafts movement, who met at the Glasgow School of Art and set up a studio in Edinburgh together in 1922.

Chalmers Memorial Church, Port Seton


Chalmers Memorial Church, Port Seton
EH32 0HG

Getting there by bus

Bus service 26 from Edinburgh
Bus stop opposite church

Getting there by train

No train services

Getting there by car

13 miles from Edinburgh via A1/A198



There is also -on-street car parking on the main road and in the town.

There are 3 spaces we can reserve for blue badge holders at the side of the church. Please email [email protected] if you require one of these spaces. Subject to availabiloty, and forst come first served.


Paved and steps

Induction Loop:

Good male/female provision plus adapted toilet for disabled.

Wheelchair Access:

Access by concrete path and slope

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