Welcome to the Borders Music and Arts Society
Mellerstain 2019 Season
The Society holds its concerts in the magnificent Mellerstain House, which was built in the 18th century by William & Robert Adam and is the residence of the 14th Earl of Haddington and family. Mellerstain is near Gordon in the heart of the Scottish Borders. Within the house there is the splendid Music Room with a beautifully painted ceiling, ornate plasterwork and marvellous oil-paintings and it is here, of course, that our concerts take place.
Before each concert at 7pm we welcome concert goers with a glass of Prosecco or Elderflower Pressé and after we offer the opportunity to meet the performers of the evening over a light supper.
Each concert is an intimate occasion, with seating for up to 60 guests and all concerts begin at 7.30pm. The room’s acoustics are excellent – in all respects perfect for concerts of classical chamber music performed by soloists and small ensembles. It is, as many past performers have noted, exactly the kind of setting that Beethoven, Mozart, Schumann, Chopin, Debussy, Poulenc and all great chamber music composers would have had in mind when they picked up their pens!
Do please take a few minutes to browse through the Society and Concert Pages and if you find programmes of music which excites you, then please book online or contact the relevant Society Officials who will be very pleased to extend a warm welcome to you.