What's on in 2018
Credit: Raphaelle Photography / Kaupo Kikkas
In co-production with Radio 3
Songs by Schubert, Brahms, Strauss, Fauré and Debussy as well as Rebello arrangements of Closeness, Pearl, Salad Days and Blackbird.
This programme takes a selection of great songs and sheds new musical light on them, taking the core message as a starting point for improvisations and arrangements. It may alter the way you hear these pieces forever!
Delivered with a superbly placed sense of drama by Anna Huntley.'
It is hard to imagine anyone singing ...better than Nicholas Mulroy.'
The Sydney Herald
The Abbey Church was built in 1868 to house a congregation formed by the union of a Free Church with a United Presbyterian church. It was designed by Robert R Raeburn in Early English style. The site had been used in the 18th Century by a ‘praying society’ but it is not known why the new church was named ‘Abbey’. One plausible theory is that the area was known locally as the ‘abbey lands’ because it included the ruins of a mediaeval Cistercian priory. Among the church’s stained glass windows is one by Sax Shaw (1972) which has an arrangement of suspended planes representing an ascent of doves.
Abbey Church, North Berwick
North Berwick is well served by bus routes from Edinburgh and the county: X5, X24, 120, 121, 124, N124, 125, 126 and 127.
Edinburgh to North Berwick service. Station at west end of town. Venue is in the middle of town, about a 10 minute walk from the station.
North Berwick is to the north east of the county, accessed by A198 and B1437.
There is paying on street car parking in the vicinity of the church, a car park at the east end of town, and free parking out with the centre of town. The venue is situated on the High Street. There is a one way traffic system.Terrain:
Pavement, then step up at the front or ramp access to the side.
Mix of toilets.
Two steps at front, ramp access at side.