The Marian Consort

St Mary's Parish Church, Haddington

Sat 9 Sept 7:30pm

Duration: 1 hr 10 mins approx

Felix namque
Missa Felix namque, Kyrie
Pater Noster/Ave Maria
Missa Felix namque, Gloria
Descendi in hortum meum
Missa Felix namque, Credo
Benedicta es caelorum Regina

Missa Felix namque, Sanctus & Benedictus

O Maria stans sub cruce
Missa Felix namque, Agnus Dei
Salve celeberrima virgo



Photo credit: Ben Tomlin

For the finale of our day exploring St Mary’s pre-Reformation history, the award-winning voices of The Marian Consort present a programme of sumptuous Renaissance polyphony from one of Scotland’s few surviving sixteenth-century manuscripts in the church’s atmospheric acoustic.

The so-called ‘Dunkeld’ Partbooks give a glimpse of the musical riches found in Scotland in this period, combining motets by the latest and greatest continental composers sourced directly from Paris with mass settings by more local musicans, among them the beautiful anonymous Missa Felix namque.

The Marian Consort's performances deliver expressive range and sophistication.

BBC Music Magazine

The singers perform with a yearning intensity which is just exquisite.

Gramophone 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

Several Edinburgh to Haddington routes to the Market Street bus stop. All drop off in the High St, approx. 5-8 mins walk from the church.

Getting there by train

Edinburgh to North Berwick service every hour. Nearest station is Drem. Taxi info on station notice board.

Getting there by car

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.



There is free on-street parking 100m from the church, on the road, and throughout the town.

Only disabled parking is allowed in the church grounds. There are 3 disabled spaces for blue badge holders. Please email [email protected] if you require one of these spaces. First come, first served.

UPDATE: There are no blue badge spaces left for 14/09 Royal Northern Sinfonia or 18/09 BBC SSO concerts.


Tarmac and gravel

Induction Loop:

Good male/female provision plus adapted toilet for disabled.

Wheelchair Access:

Access is via the North Side (side) door, available 30 minutes before concert. Press bell for assistance. Level access into venue.

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