The Gesualdo Six II – Fading

St. Mary's Parish Church, Haddington

Sun 12 Sept 8pm

Duration: approx. 1 hour 15 minutes

Te lucis ante terminum
Miserere mihi Domine
Look down, O Lord
Media vita
O Ecclesia, oculi tui
Phos hilaron
The Wind’s Warning
Salva nos, Domine
Ah, Robin, gentle Robin
Somewhat musing
Potrò viver io più se senza luce
Marjal aega magada
O Little Rose, O Dark Rose
Car auprès de toi
A Good-Night


Half-price tickets for people in full time education. Student ID will be required on admittance

The Gesualdo Six II – Fading

Photo credit: Patrick Allen

Since the fourth century, the service of Compline has marked the end of the day, ushering in the darkness of the night. Much of the music here is inspired by this ancient service, evoking a contemplative atmosphere. Renaissance polyphony by Byrd, Mouton and Gombert that contains startling harmonic shifts and expressive word painting is juxtaposed with contemporary reflections by Veljo Tormis, Joanna Marsh and Richard Rodney Bennett.

These performances are superb: precision, warmth, power and delicacy united in an utterly beguiling whole.

Limelight Magazine

Seating Plan

See ticket prices for St Mary’s Parish Church, Haddington below.

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.

Visit East Lothian

Visit East Lothian

Visit Scotland East Lothian