The King’s Singers

St. Mary's Church, Haddington

Tickets are available for this concert from St Mary’s Haddington one hour before the performance

Gesualdo O vos omnes
Poulenc Quatre petites prières de Saint François d’Assise
Gesualdo 6 motets from the Tenebrae Responsories for Maundy Thursday
Poulenc Quatre motets pour un temps de pénitence

And works by Brahms, Mendelssohn,
Saint-Saëns, Sullivan
and Stainer

The King’s Singers
In a wonderful programme spanning four centuries the incomparable King’s Singers pay homage to Gesualdo who died 400 years ago after murdering his wife and her lover, and writing some of the most extraordinary music of his era. With Poulenc’s ravishing motets and songs by Mendelssohn and Brahms this programme is one of the highlights of this year’s Festival.

“Unmissable” Classic FM Magazine

Running time 2 hours



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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