Credit: David Samyn
Super flumina Babylonis
Missa Papae Marcelli
In our first visit to this stunningly beautiful church with its golden sanctuary we are delighted to welcome Belgian-based Vox Luminis, winner of many awards including Gramophone Magazine’s Record of the Year, for the first of two concerts. Two celebrated works of the Renaissance make up this glorious programme: Palestrina’s beautiful masterpiece written in honour of Pope Marcellus II and the Spanish master Victoria’s swansong, whose grave dignity draws the great polyphonic tradition of the 16th century to a magnificent close.
'...one could appreciate what it is that has earned this ensemble their celebrity in Europe ... their sound is warm and resonant, and they sing ... with the freshness and ardour of true believers'
See ticket prices for Our Lady of Loretto & St Michael, Musselburgh below. For tickets, please call the box office on 0131 473 2000.
This impressive church began life as Lady Mary Oswald’s mission chapel in 1843 and was converted into the catholic church of Our Lady of Loretto in 1880. There was an extensive rebuild, by the Edinburgh architect Archibald MacPherson with AE Purdie of Canterbury, in 1903 when the church, presbytery and hall took their present form. It is a cruciform building with an elaborate altar and sanctuary whose walls are covered in gold leaf artwork, depicting events in the life of Jesus, corresponding to the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary.