• Bath Bachfest with Richard Wigmore
    A visit to Bath Bachfest with eminent musicologist Richard Wigmore.We will be staying in the Abbey Hotel very close to the Pump Room, Roman Baths and Bath Abbey. ...
    Read More 16 - 19 February 2017
  • Chamber Music in Canterbury
    We will stay at Canterbury Cathedral Lodge within the grounds of the Cathedral. The concerts given by The Callino Quartet, Marina Nadiradze piano, Cristian Grajner de Sa violin, Reinoud Ford cello and...
    Read More 6 - 9 March 2017
  • Easter in Leipzig
    .In 1723 J.S.Bach was appointed Cantor of the Thomaskirche where he stayed until his death 27 years later. During his first winter in Leipzig he wrote the St John Passion to be performed at Easter ser...
    Read More 12 - 16 April 2017
  • Der Rosenkavalier in New York
    Three operas at the Metropolitan Opera House and a concert by the NewYork Philharmonic...
    Read More 18 - 23 April 2017
  • Opera in Aix-en-Provence
    Festival International d’Art Lyrique d’Aix-en-Provence is one of Europe’s major opera festivals. The opera venues are the new Grand Théâtre de Provence and Théâtre de l'Archevêché, an open air theatre...
    Read More 2 - 6 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 and Jo Orme.

Featured Holidays

Schubertiade en Bugey with Richard Wigmore
Schubertiade en Bugey with Richard Wigmore : 27 April - 1 May 2017

Our very own Schubertiade in Evosges, a tiny French village half way between Lyon and Geneva. We are offering full board at L'Auberge Campagnarde, a family run hotel with excellent French country cooking. The concerts, given by The Quartet Terpsycordes, Benjamin Appl baritone Finghin Collins and Dea...

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Music in a French Village
Music in a French Village : 7 - 14 June 2017

We hold our own festival in Cucugnan, a pretty mediaeval village in the wine growing Corbières region of the South of France. Cucugnan is overlooked by Quéribus, one of the many spectacular Cathar Castles in this area. This year’s musicians are the Aronowitz Ensemble: Tom Poster piano, Magnus J...

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Music and Wine in Italy
Music and Wine in Italy : 15 - 21 June 2017

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 reach of some of Italy’s most interesting, almost unknown, treasures. We will visit the magnificent...

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St Magnus Festival
St Magnus Festival : 16 - 22 June 2017

The St Magnus Festival is Orkney's annual celebration of the arts. Founded in 1977 by Orkney's distinguished composer, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, the festival has grown from small beginnings to one of Britain's most highly regarded and adventurous arts events. Although music is at the heart of the ar...

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West Cork Chamber Music
West Cork Chamber Music : 3 - 9 July 2017

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 and a stunning view of the sea, within easy walking distance of the very comfortable Maritime Hotel...

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