What's on in 2019
Sat 10 Sept 7.45pm
St Mary's Parish Church, Haddington
Duration approx. 2 hours
Â£25, Â£20, Â£15, Â£12
A booking fee of £1 per ticket, up to a maximum of £5 per transaction, will be added to all bookings.
Half price concession is for children and students in full time education
Credit: Handel and George I on River Thames 17 July 1777 by EdouardHammam (1819 - 88) Wiki Commons
Concerto Grosso for 2 Horns and Strings
Apollo e Dafne
Ensemble Marsyas, drawn from Europeâ€™s finest period instrumentalists, are fondly remembered by Lammermuir Festival-goers for their charismatic musicianship. Here they offer a programme built round two superb pieces by Handel.
The celebrated Water Music needs no introduction, but the â€˜mini operaâ€™ on Ovidâ€™s famous story of Apollo and Daphne is a real discovery – composed in Handelâ€™s early years in Rome and given the respectable label â€˜cantataâ€™ to get round the Popeâ€™s ban on opera with its unfortunate focus on lust and murderous intrigue.
"An overwhelmingly joyful listening experience."
Early Music Review
See ticket prices for St. Mary’s Parish Church, Haddington below. For tickets, please call the box office on 0131 473 2000.
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
Several Edinburgh to Haddington routes to the Market Street bus stop. Also Perryman’s 253 service from Edinburgh Bus Station – Berwick, stopping in Haddington. All drop off in the High St, approx. 5-8 mins walk from the church.
Edinburgh to North Berwick service every hour. Nearest station is Drem. Taxi info on station notice board.
Haddington is 20 miles East of Edinburgh along the A1 dual carriageway. Travelling East take the second exit to Haddington – St Mary’s is signposted from the main road. Look to the South, and you will see the old church tower in the distance.
On street parking 100m from the church. Only disabled parking is allowed in the church grounds. There are 4 disabled spaces. Please email email@example.com if you require one of these spaces.Terrain:
Tarmac and gravel
Good male/female provision plus adapted toilet for disabled.
Access is via the North Side (side) door, available 30 minutes before concert. Press bell for assistance. Level access into venue.