Scottish Chamber Orchestra

St Mary's Church, Haddington

Mendelssohn Overture ‘The Hebrides’
JS Bach (arr. Goodman) Ricercar from The Musical Offering
CPE Bach Flute Concerto in A
Mendelssohn ‘Youth’ Symphony No 8 in D

Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Roy Goodman Conductor
Alison Mitchell Flute

The Lammermuir Festival opens with a programme that pays tribute to Johann Sebastian Bach.

The evening includes a beautiful concerto by his son Carl Philipp Emanuel, framed by the music of Mendelssohn, who led the 19th century revival of JS Bach’s music.

Running Time 2 hours approx

Note: Online ticket sales for this concert are now closed. Tickets are still be available at Hilary’s Deli in Haddington or on the door at the venue 1 hour before the performance. Please note that on the door ticket sales are cash only.


With support from McInroy & Wood Ltd

The SCO receives funding from
The Scottish Government Scottish Chamber Orchestra

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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