Quatuor Mosaïques II

Chalmers Memorial Church, Port Seton

Sat 14 Sept 3pm

Quatuor Mosaïques

Duration: approx. 1 hour 45 mins

Adagio and Fugue K546
String Quartet in D major K575 ‘Prussian’

String Quartet in E minor Op 59 No 2 ‘Razumovsky’

Half price concession for children and students in full time education

In co-production with BBC Radio 3
In co-production with BBC Radio 3


Photo credit: Lammermuir Festival

Quatuor Mosaïques bring their formidable musicality to a wide range of repertoire, but their Beethoven is especially admired. In Port Seton’s lovely arts and crafts church they continue their cycle of the three revolutionary quartets that Beethoven wrote for Count Razumovsky in 1806. Before that, the first of three late quartets that Mozart wrote for the King of Prussia.

'The sheer refinement of the Mosaïques’ playing – its silk-sewn ensemble and its uncanny ability to sense out the living pulse and pace of a work – comes into its own in the K575 Quartet'


'... even well-known pieces become revelatory experiences in their hands'


Seating Plan

See ticket prices for Chalmers Memorial Church, Port Seton below.

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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