• 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, one is within easy...
    Read More 22 - 28 May 2014
  • Footsteps of Bach
    Staying in Eisenach, Bach's birthplace, and Leipzig, where he spent most of his working life. Visiting Erfurt, Arnstadt, Dornheim, Rotha, Altenburg and Freiberg, with lectures and demonstrations by or...
    Read More 13 - 18 June 2014
  • Chamber Music in Andalusia
    The typical Andalusian village and castle of Segura de la Sierra are perched in the olive tree covered hillsides of Andalusia’s national park.London based clarinettist, Daniel Broncano, a native of Se...
    Read More 13 - 19 May 2014
  • Music in a French Village
    Our own festival in Cucugnan, in the wine growing Corbières region of the South of France, a pretty mediaeval village overlooked by Quéribus, one of the many spectacular Cathar Castles in this area. S...
    Read More 4 - 11 June 2014
  • St Magnus Festival
    The St Magnus Festival is Orkney's annual celebration of the arts. Founded in 1977 by Orkney's distinguished resident composer, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, the Festival has grown from small beginnings t...
    Read More 20 - 26 June 2014

Welcome to our 2014 holidays.

Welcome to our 2014 holidays, which we hope you enjoy reading.

We have compiled a great programme of holidays for next year. Our biannual holidays include Drottningholm and Lucerne. We are holding our second “Schubertiade en Bugey” after its huge success in 2013. The Organ holiday this year is “Footsteps of Bach” visiting organs associated with Bach’s life and work, culminating with two concerts at the Leipzig Bachfest. We are making our first visit to the Spanish “Música en Segura” festival in the beautiful Andalusian hills, with our “Chamber Music in Andalusia” holiday.

Since 1999 John Whibley "Holidays with Music" has been organising a range of music holidays, from world renowned festivals to city breaks and small chamber music festivals in Europe, America and the United Kingdom. We will take you to wonderful and historically interesting places to listen to some of the world's best music, whether it be Orchestral, Choral, Chamber Music or Opera.

John, Helen or Richard Whibley 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 and Catherine Hart.


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Featured Holidays

West Cork Chamber Music
West Cork Chamber Music : 30 June - 6 July 2014

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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Buxton Festival
Buxton Festival : 16 - 20 July 2014

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 recognized as one of our most important festivals and includes a lively programme of concerts, talks and other events. In 2014 we will be attending 3 operas....

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Opera in Drottningholm
Opera in Drottningholm : 6 - 11 August 2014

Drottningholm Palace Theatre is a beautiful 18th century Swedish opera house, just outside Stockholm. It is the only theatre of that age still in use with original stage, sets and stage machinery. “A perfect time machine, capable of whisking the spectator two centuries back in time”.We will be stayi...

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Opera in Verona
Opera in Verona : 21 - 25 August 2014

The Summer Opera Festival, at the Roman Arena in Verona, is famous for its elaborate productions which take full advantage of the beautiful setting and excellent acoustics of the wonderful arena. Although the opera in Verona has become quite a tourist attraction, there is no compromise to the standa...

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Lucerne Festival
Lucerne Festival : 4 - 9 September 2014

Lucerne hosts one of the great festivals of the world. The birth of the Lucerne Festival dates from the gala concert that Toscanini conducted in front of Wagner's home in Tribschen in 1938.A feast of orchestral music in one of the finest concert halls of Europe....

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