Russian Treasures

St Mary's Church, Haddington

Photo credit: Photo: Chris O’Donovan

Music by Rachmaninov (from his ‘All-night Vigil’ and ‘Liturgy of St John Chrysostom’), Tchaikovsky, Grechaninov, Chesnokov and Golovanov

Nigel Short Director

Tenebrae have worked for several years with Russian language coaches while nurturing their own passion and precision to deliver a special, heartfelt tribute to the music of these great composers of the Russian Orthodox Church.

This award-winning group blends the power of a large cathedral choir with the precision of a chamber ensemble to create a unique and unforgettable sound, ideally suited to this enchanting music.

“A beautifully blended, spaciously paced journey through late 19th and early 20th century Russian liturgical music. The basses are phenomenal… the overall sound is gorgeous.”
The Times

Duration 2 hours

Sponsored by McInroy & Wood

McInroy & Wood

St Mary’s Parish Church, Haddington

The Collegiate Church of St Mary the Virgin is one of the great ecclesiastical buildings of mediaeval Scotland, founded in 1380 and known for centuries as "The Lamp of Lothian".

It was severely damaged in the 16th Century during Henry VIII's 'Rough Wooing' of Scotland, and after the Reformation only the nave was used as a parish church, with the choir and tower remaining roofless.

It was finally restored to its former glory in the 1970s, and is Scotland's longest church as well as one of its most beautiful, with a wonderfully warm, resonant acoustic.

St Mary’s Parish Church, Haddington


St Mary’s Parish Church, Haddington
EH41 4BZ

Getting there by bus

Buses passing trough Haddington
PRENTICE: 108, 109, 101, 111, 122
Please check bus timetables before booking your tickets.

Getting there by train

The nearest station is Drem.

Getting there by car

Haddington is off the A1. There are two exits off the A1 coming from the east or the west.



There is free on-street parking, 100m from the church, on the road, and throughout the town.

We can offer 3 spaces inside the church grounds, buy the side of the church, for blue badge holders. Please email [email protected] to book a space, subject to availability and on a first come first served basis.


Tarmac and gravel.

Induction Loop:

Good male/female provision plus adapted toilet for disabled.

Wheelchair Access:

Access is easier via the North Side (side) door, next to the blue badge parking spaces, and open 30 minutes before concert. There will be a volunteer steward in a high vis jacket who will provide assistance. There is level access into venue.

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