SANSARA I – Stabat Mater

Our Lady of Loretto and St Michael Catholic Church, Musselburgh

Thu 15 Sept 7.30pm

Duration: 1 hour 30 mins approx

Mortuos plango, vivos voco
The Annunciation
Stabat Mater
O nata lux
Stabat Mater


Half price concessions for students in full time education


Sansara is one of the most exciting chamber vocal ensembles of today, noted both for outstanding performances and innovative programming. The glorious acoustic of Musselburgh’s gold-decorated Catholic church will be flooded with equally glorious sound in this extraordinary concert of music for voices and live electronics. Sansara’s inspiring, ear-opening programme features Palestrina’s beautiful Stabat Mater as well as Jonathan Harvey’s exquisite arrangement of it and investigates relationships between humanity and technology in both ancient and new music, introducing new musical textures and striking sound effects.

Sansara slips easily into the elite ranks of exceptional performers…breathtaking.

Choir & Organ

Seating Plan

See ticket prices for Our Lady of Loretto, Musselburgh below.

Our Lady of Loretto, Musselburgh

This impressive church began life as Lady Mary Oswald’s mission chapel in 1843 and was converted into the catholic church of Our Lady of Loretto in 1880. There was an extensive rebuild, by the Edinburgh architect Archibald MacPherson with AE Purdie of Canterbury, in 1903 when the church, presbytery and hall took their present form. It is a cruciform building with an elaborate altar and sanctuary whose walls are covered in gold leaf artwork, depicting events in the life of Jesus, corresponding to the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary.

Our Lady of Loretto, Musselburgh


Our Lady of Loretto, Musselburgh
EH21 7AJ

Getting there by bus

The following buses pass through Musselburgh. Please check time tables bfore booking your tickets.
EAST COAST BUSES: 106, 113, 124, 125, 140, 141
PRENTICE: 108, 111
LOTHIAN BUSES: 4, 30, 44, 48, X26

Getting there by train

Musselburgh has a station on the southern edge of the town.

Getting there by car

The A199 passes through Musselburgh.



There is free on-street car parking; a small car park / layby for 12 cars in front of the church; and a small car park for approx. 18 cars across the road.

We can offer 3 spaces immediately outside 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 and paving slabs.

5 toilets (2 ladies, 2 men), 1 wheelchair accessible toilet

Wheelchair Access:

Via a step.

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