• Lake District Summer Music
    Lake District Summer Music is a well established festival which takes place annually in one of the most spectacular regions of the British Isles, the Lake District National Park.  International a...
    Read More 9 - 14 August 2015
  • Les Arts Florissants Garden Festival
    William Christie, founder and director of Les Arts Florissants, holds a unique festival in his extensive gardens each year. This is situated in the village of Thiré in the Vendée region of France. In ...
    Read More 25 - 30 August 2015
  • Lucerne Festival
    Lucerne hosts one of the great festivals of the world. The birth of the Lucerne Festival dates from the gala concert conducted by Toscanini in front of Wagner's home in Tribschen in 1938.A feast ...
    Read More 10 - 14 September 2015
  • La Fenice, Venice
    Two operas at La Fenice Puccini: ToscaRossini: La Cambiale di Matrimonio  and a concert by Interpreti Veneziani including works by Vivaldi ...
    Read More 18 - 22 September 2015
  • New Ross Piano Festival
    New Ross is a small town on the river Barrow in County Wexford, Ireland. The internationally acclaimed concert pianist, Finghin Collins, started the festival in 2006 and its popularity has grown ever ...
    Read More 24 - 28 September 2015

Welcome to our 2015 holidays.

Welcome to our 2015 holidays, which we hope you enjoy reading. 

We have compiled a super programme for next year, starting with a new holiday in Amsterdam, visiting the Concertgebouw, the Dutch National Opera and 2 concerts in nearby Weesp at the chamber music festival of our friends the Navarra Quartet. Other new holidays include “Les Arts Florissants Garden Festival” based in William Christie’s garden in the Vendée in France and a trip to Copenhagen in September. We are also planning, after a few years absence, to return to Aix-en-Provence, “Le Festival International d’Art Lyrique”, one of Europe’s most important opera festivals. Our own festivals this year start with “Chamber Music in Canterbury”, where we have the Navarra Quartet, Lora Dimitrova piano and Daniel Broncano clarinet, followed by “Schubertiade en Bugey”, exquisite French home cooking and fabulous music with the Heath Quartet, Hannah Roberts cello, Finghin Collins piano,  Jonathan Rimmer flute and James Gilchrist tenor. 

John, Helen or Richard will accompany our groups on all of the holidays to ensure that everything runs as smoothly as possible. We normally have some sightseeing with well chosen local guides but this varies according to where we are. Some holidays are quite busy, others are very relaxed and of course nothing on the schedule is compulsory! It is our policy to give guests plenty of free time. 
Although the holiday arrangements are made by us, we work in association with Specialised Travel Limited and are fully covered by its membership of ABTA and ATOL. 

We hope you will join us!

With best wishes,
    John, Helen and Richard Whibley, 
Catherine Hart and our new office manager Jo Orme.

Featured Holidays

New Ross Piano Festival : 24 - 28 September 2015

New Ross is a small town on the river Barrow in County Wexford, Ireland. The internationally acclaimed concert pianist, Finghin Collins, started the festival in 2006 and its popularity has grown ever since....

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Music in La Mancha
Music in La Mancha : 30 September - 5 October 2015

John Whibley "Holidays with Music" holds its own chamber music festival in Cuenca, one of the most fascinating mediaeval cities in Spain, perched on top of a hill, in the La Mancha region. The old city is famous for its stunning views, hanging houses and artistic community. It is home to Spain’s N...

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Opera in Prague
Opera in Prague : 7 - 12 October 2015

An opportunity to see three operas in the magnificent city....

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Copenhagen : 21 - 25 October 2015

Copenhagen is a fascinating city with a vast musical culture. In the last few years it has commissioned many interesting and impressive new buildings including a beautiful opera house and an impressive concert hall. We will attend performances in both....

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Glyndebourne Touring Opera
Glyndebourne Touring Opera : 29 October - 1 November 2015

Three great operas at GlyndebourneHandel: SaulDonizetti: Don PasqualeMozart: Il Seraglio...

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