Vox Luminis I

Our Lady of Loretto and St Michael Catholic Church, Musselburgh

Sat 14 Sept 8pm

Vox Luminis

Duration: approx. 1 hour 45 mins

Super flumina Babylonis
Missa Papae Marcelli


Half price concession for children and students in full time education


Photo credit: David Samyn

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'

The Independent

Seating Plan

See ticket prices for Our Lady of Loretto, Musselburgh below.

Our Lady of Loretto, Musselburgh

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.

Our Lady of Loretto, Musselburgh


Our Lady of Loretto, Musselburgh
EH21 7AJ

Getting there by bus

The following buses pass through Musselburgh. Please check time tables bfore booking your tickets.
EAST COAST BUSES: 106, 113, 124, 125, 140, 141
PRENTICE: 108, 111
LOTHIAN BUSES: 4, 30, 44, 48, X26

Getting there by train

Musselburgh has a station on the southern edge of the town.

Getting there by car

The A199 passes through Musselburgh.



There is free on-street car parking; a small car park / layby for 12 cars in front of the church; and a small car park for approx. 18 cars across the road.

We can offer 3 spaces immediately outside the church grounds 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 paving slabs.

5 toilets (2 ladies, 2 men), 1 wheelchair accessible toilet

Wheelchair Access:

Via a step.

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