Roderick Williams Sings Schubert’s Song Cycles III

Prestonkirk Parish Church, East Linton

Fri 20 Sept 3pm

Roderick Williams

Duration: approx. 1 hour 20 mins

Swansongs (Schwanengesang)


Half price concession for children and students in full time education


Photo credit: Ben Ealovega

Swansongs is a collection of some of Schubert’s very finest late large-scale songs. Although not written as a cycle it works beautifully as a satisfying concert experience. Jeremy Sams’s translations render the original poetry of Heine and Rellstab perfectly. After the performance Roderick Williams and Christopher Glynn will discuss with Artistic Director James Waters the process of reinterpreting the great Schubert song cycles in English and what new horizons are opened up by singing in the native language of the audience.

'[Williams] imbued each song with myriad colourful nuances, his rich, burnished baritone lovely throughout the evening'

New York Times

Seating Plan

See ticket prices for Prestonkirk Parish Church, East Linton below.

Prestonkirk Parish Church, East Linton

The grassy hill beside the River Tyne on which this historic church stands has been a place of worship since at least the twelfth century.

Indeed, its origins may go back far into the Dark Ages, to the time of St Baldred, whose name is associated with an ancient well beside the river close to this church and to a whirl, or pool, in the river itself.

The present church is a fascinating amalgam of different architectural periods. The main body is Georgian - built in 1770 on the site of the nave of the earlier mediaeval church. Of that only the fine chancel survives, while the bell tower is 17th Century.

Prestonkirk Parish Church, East Linton


Prestonkirk Parish Church, East Linton
EH40 3DS

Getting there by bus

The following bus service passes through the village. Please check time tables before booking your tickets:

Getting there by train

Edinburgh to Dunbar service or TransPennine service. Please check time tables before booking your tickets. Venue is a 15 minute walk from the station.

Getting there by car

East Linton is just off the A199.



There is a free car park by the church and free on-street parking in the town.

We can offer 4 spaces in the car park, by the gate into the church grounds for blue badge holders. Please email [email protected] to book a space, subject to availability and on a first come first served basis.


Tarmac path, on a slope.

Induction Loop:

Good male/female provision plus adapted toilet for disabled in church hall by car park, two minutes walk from church. One adapted toilet inside church.

Wheelchair Access:

Flat access into the church through the side door. Prior notice is required. Please do contact us [email protected]

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