• Wexford Festival Opera
    We are planning a return visit to the famous Wexford Festival, in its beautifully restored and enlarged opera house. Wexford has always staged operas which are rarely heard elsewhere and 2...
    Read More 3 - 7 November 2016
  • Chamber Music in Portugal
    Our first chamber music festival in the elegant Portuguese town of Tavira in the Algarve. This ancient 2000 year old fishing town was the main trading port in the Algarve from the 16th to the 18t...
    Read More 16 - 22 November 2016
  • 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

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 two other firsts, Valletta Baroque Festival, Malta and Music for Galway in Ireland.  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

Bath Mozartfest
Bath Mozartfest : 11 - 16 November 2016

Bath is such a beautiful city one hardly needs the excuse of a music festival to visit it.  ...

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Christmas Oratorio in Leipzig
Christmas Oratorio in Leipzig : 8 - 12 December 2016

Leipzig is the ideal place for a pre-Christmas weekend break. You can hear Bach's Christmas Oratorio in the Thomaskirche, where he was cantor for the last 27 years of his life. There will be plenty of free time to enjoy the famous Christmas Market with its wonderful atmosphere and lots of glühwein t...

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Valletta Baroque Festival, Malta
Valletta Baroque Festival, Malta : 12 - 19 January 2017

For the first time we are attending the world famous Valletta International Baroque Festival in Malta....

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Music for Galway
Music for Galway : 19 - 23 January 2017

Music for Galway 2017 is themed on child-prodigies and all of the music performed was written when the composer was under the age of 18....

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Bath Bachfest with Richard Wigmore : 16 - 19 February 2017

A visit to Bath Bachfest with eminent musicologist Richard Wigmore.Staying in the Abbey Hotel very close to the Pump Room, Roman Baths and Bath Abbey. ...

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