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Kirker Music Festival at The Grand, Eastbourne

England 3 nights Price from £1,595 per person
Departs: 10 Jun 2024
Departs: 10 Jun 2024

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The Grand Hotel in Eastbourne is the majestic setting for a summer Kirker Music Festival. This year we welcome an exceptional combination of musicians, starting with soprano Elizabeth Watts in an all-Mozart programme, followed by concerts with the Mithras Piano Trio, who will be joined by violist, composer and Kirker Director of Music, Simon Rowland-Jones in a performance of Brahms’s monumental ‘Piano Quartet in A Major’. Each concert is followed by a private dinner in in the hotel’s exquisitely decorated Compton Room, and during the day guests will be able to enjoy the hotel’s facilities including gardens, outdoor swimming pool and spa, explore the Eastbourne seafront and charming old town, as well as join our excursions to Charleston Farmhouse and the Towner Gallery.


The Itinerary

In addition to the three private concerts, which are held in the ballroom at The Grand Hotel, there will be two included excursions. The first is to the nearby Charleston Farmhouse, meeting place for the Bloomsbury Group in the early 20th century, where we will have a guided tour of the wonderful interiors of this unique house-museum. The second will be a special behind-the-scenes visit to Eastbourne’s acclaimed Towner Gallery, a former private collection which now comprises an exceptional variety of artworks with Sussex connections.


What's included

...when you travel with Kirker

  • Three nights' accommodation with breakfast
  • Three dinners
  • All concerts and talks as described
  • The services of the Kirker Tour Leader and local guide

Departure Dates and Prices

Supplement for side sea view £165 per room, supplement for front sea view £396 per room.

10 Jun 2024

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Price from£1595

Single Supp.£270

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Included Hotels

Located on the promenade with magnificent views of the English Channel, the 'White Palace' was once a popular destination for Victorians seeking the health benefits of the bracing sea air. Famous former guests include Winston Churchill and Claude Debussy, who corrected the score of his masterpiece, La mer, while in residence.

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Elizabeth Watts


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The Mithras Trio


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Simon Roland-Jones

Simon Rowland-Jones

Viola, Composer & Kirker Music Director

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Barry Cheeseman

Barry Cheeseman

Cultural Tours Senior Executive


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Music Programme

We shall open with Elizabeth Watts performing an all-Mozart programme of concert and opera arias from Exultate Jubilate, Le nozze di Figaro, Idomeneo, Cosi fan tutte, Mitridate, Re di Ponto, and La clemenza di Tito.

The Mithras Trio will play a typically stimulating and adventurous programme of piano trios together with solo performances and a number of sonatas for piano, violin and cello. They will be joined by Simon Rowland-Jones in a performance of Brahms’s monumental and virtuoso Piano Quartet in A Major. 

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