• Music and Wine in Italy
    The Collio region of north east Italy, renowned for its fine wines, is a beautiful area with a fascinating history. From the small town of Cormons, where this holiday will be based, we are within easy...
    Read More 15 - 21 June 2017
  • West Cork Chamber Music
    This unique festival takes place in Bantry, a small lively town, on the south west corner of Ireland. Evening concerts are held in the elegant 18th century Bantry House surrounded by beautiful gardens...
    Read More 3 - 9 July 2017
  • Savonlinna Festival
    This holiday is offered to Friends and Patrons of Scottish Opera, WNO Friends and clients of John Whibley "Holidays with Music" The Finnish Opera Festival is held each year in the courtyard of th...
    Read More 9 - 13 July 2017
  • Buxton Festival
    This beautiful old Peak District spa town, with its gem of an Opera House, has hosted an opera festival for over three decades. It is now recognised as one of our most important festivals and includes...
    Read More 12 - 16 July 2017
  • Three Choirs Festival Worcester
    The Three Choirs Festival is one of the oldest festivals in the world. For nearly three hundred years the cathedral cities of Gloucester, Hereford and Worcester have taken turns to host an annual 'mus...
    Read More 22 - 27 July 2017

Welcome to our 2017 holidays

Welcome to our 2017 holidays, which we hope you enjoy reading about.
We have put together an interesting and varied programme, starting with a New Year’s party at Gregynog in Wales. Also in January we have another first to the Valletta Baroque Festival, Malta.  Our “With Richard Wigmore” series starts with Bath Bachfest and will include Schubertiade en Bugey and Bonn Beethovenfest. We will be holding our own chamber music festivals again this year including our “flagship festival” Music in a French Village in Cucugnan, South of France, where we are honoured to have the Aronowitz Ensemble (Tom Poster, Magnus and Guy Johnston, Tom Hankey and others) and the wonderful South African Baritone Njabulo Madlala.
John, Helen or Richard will accompany the groups 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, Jo Orme, and Sarah Hussell.

Featured Holidays

Lake District Summer Music
Lake District Summer Music : 6 - 11 August 2017

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 artists come to the festival each year to give recitals and chamber concerts. The concerts and other ...

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Menuhin Festival Gstaad
Menuhin Festival Gstaad : 19 - 24 August 2017

Founded in 1957 by Yehudi Menuhin, The Menuhin Festival Gstaad attracts some of the finest international musicians to perform and to teach at the academy.  This festival is set in the picturesque Bernese Oberland in Switzerland. The concerts are held in local churches and the Festival-Zelt, a l...

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La Fenice, Venice
La Fenice, Venice : 14 - 18 September 2017

Three operas at La FeniceVerdi: La traviata Rossini: L'occasione fa il ladro Puccini: Madame Butterfly   ...

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Music in La Mancha
Music in La Mancha : 4 - 9 October 2017

John Whibley "Holidays with Music" holds its own chamber music festival in Cuenca, one of the most fascinating medieval 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 Na...

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Glyndebourne Touring Opera
Glyndebourne Touring Opera : 17 - 20 October 2017

Two operas at Glyndebourne with a sightseeing trip to Batemans, the home of Rudyard Kipling, and a wine-tasting dinner at the English Wine Centre. ...

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Friends of Opera

Friends of Welsh National Opera
Buxton Festival : 20 - 23 July 2017

This beautiful old Peak District spa town, with its gem of an Opera House, has hosted an opera festival for over three decades. It is now recognised as one of our most important festivals in the UK and includes a lively programme of concerts, talks a...

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Friends and Patrons of Scottish Opera
Opera in Prague : 26 - 31 October 2017

Mozart conducted the first performance of Don Giovanni in Prague’s Estates Theatre on the 29th October 1787. Plácido Domingo will conduct the opera in the same theatre to celebrate its 230th anniversary.  We will also attend 2 operas in the...

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Friends of Buxton Festival
Wexford Festival Opera : 2 - 6 November 2017

On the South-West coast of Ireland, Wexford holds this unique festival in the recently restored National Opera House of Ireland. Wexford has always staged operas which are rarely heard elsewhere. 2017 is no exception. ...

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