Transfigured Night

St Mary's Church, Whitekirk

Sun 11 Sept 7.45pm

Hebrides Ensemble

Duration approx. 105 mins

Sextet No 2 in G major
Verklärte Nacht

Half price concession is for children and students in full time education


Photo credit: Sussie Ahlburg

Two great works for six string players – providing an uncommon richness of sound and a huge palette of colours. In Brahms’s hands the combination reaches inspiring heights of lyricism.

In the glorious acoustic of Whitekirk’s lovely candle-lit mediaeval kirk, Schoenberg’s glowing romanticism in his early Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night) is a magical way to complete the programme.

"I could fill a booklet with details of the playing of the six fantastic Hebrides string players."

The Herald

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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