The Marian Consort – Miserere

St Mary's Parish Church, Whitekirk

Mon 17 Sept 7.45pm

The Marian Consort

Duration approx. 2 hours

Stabat Mater
Ave Maria
Stabat Mater (Scottish Premiere)
Super flumina Babylonis
Miserere mei, Deus


Half price concession for children and students in full time education


Photo credit: Ben McKee

Allegri’s extraordinary Miserere, composed exclusively for the Sistine Chapel’s Holy Week services and made famous when the teenage Mozart copied it out from memory, contrasts with James MacMillan’s highly personal and moving response to this penitential psalm. Palestrina’s incomparable Stabat Mater is complemented by a fresh response to the emotional depths of its text from one of the UK’s foremost choral composers, Gabriel Jackson.

NB: Some new seats have been added to the area BEHIND the performers. As such they have a restricted view.

Exquisite...the ensemble sings with eloquence and expressive finesse.'

The Sunday Times

It's hard not to be drawn in by the intimacy of The Marian Consort's delivery and the vividness of their storytelling.'

Sinfini Music

Seating Plan

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

St Mary’s Church, Whitekirk

Whitekirk may be a tiny hamlet, but it has a long history of Christian pilgrimage dating back to the 14th Century, with the future Pope Pius II making a pilgrimage there after surviving a shipwreck off Dunbar in 1435.

Whitekirk's magnificent red sandstone church of St Mary today remains substantially the building begun in 1439. To enter it is a breathtaking surprise.

St Mary’s Church, Whitekirk


St Mary’s Church, Whitekirk
EH42 1XS

Getting there by bus

Bus service 120 Dunbar to North Berwick
Bus stop 10 metres from the church

Getting there by train

Nearest train station North Berwick

Getting there by car

28 miles from Edinburgh via A1/A199/A198



On street parking throughout village. There is a small layby at the entrance to the church with 2 unreserved spaces for blue badge holders. Please email [email protected] if you require one of these spaces.


Gravel path to church, portable ramp into church.

Induction Loop:

1 unisex toilet (not adapted) behind church, accessible by narrow side path

Wheelchair Access:

From the parking space there are it is a sloped gravel path to church entry - approx. 30 metres. Portable ramp into church entrance.

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