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The Kirker Music Festival, Tenerife

Tenerife 7 nights Price from £2,885 per person
Departs: 19 Jan 2020
Departs: 19 Jan 2020

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Escape from the rigours of the British winter for a week of music-making in the sub-tropical Canary Islands. We return to Tenerife in January for our fifth festival, staying at the splendid Hotel Botanico surrounded by lush gardens in Puerto de la Cruz. We will present a series of six concerts in the hotel as well as in the nearby Casa Abaco, a grand 18th century Canarian mansion. Mass tourism is confined to an area far away from where we will be staying, and our tour will show you the island’s unspoilt volcanic landscape, well-preserved colonial villages and lush gardens. A visit to the Mount Teide National Park is one of the highlights of a fascinating week.

In addition to our programme of concerts there will be a number of sightseeing excursions throughout the island. We will visit the Botanic Garden located just across from the hotel, and then go to the Sitio Litro Orchid Garden where more than three hundred varieties can be seen. Another excursion will visit Mount Teide National Park. There will be a drive along the spectacular north coast route to Masca, a tiny village clinging to a steep ravine, and to Garachico with its 17th century Franciscan convent. We will spend a morning in La Orotava, the most historic and picturesque town on the island. Here we find historic Canarian Mansions and fine churches. Christopher Monckton will give an organ recital at one of these churches during our visit. Visits to Santa Cruz and La Laguna are easily accessible by local bus services or taxi.

What's included

...when you travel with Kirker

  • Accommodation including breakfast
  • Six dinners
  • Six concerts
  • All sightseeing, entrance fees and gratuities as described
  • The services of the Kirker Tour Leader, Christopher Monckton

Flight Details

Flights with British Airways:

Depart London Gatwick 12.45, arrive Tenerife South 17.05
Depart Tenerife South 17.55, arrive London Gatwick 22.20

Alternative flights are available from regional airports – please call us for details

Departure Dates and Prices

19 Jan 2020

Status Limited

Price from£2885

Single Supp.£398

Call 020 7593 2284

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Situated in the harbour town of Puerto de la Cruz, within six acres of lush landscaped gardens, the Botanico has a reputation for offering guests exemplary service and is the perfect place to relax and unwind away from the buzz of the south.

Castalian Quartet, photo by Kaupo Kikkas

The Castalian String Quartet


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Christopher Monckton

Christopher Monckton

Tour Leader

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Simon Roland-Jones

Simon Rowland-Jones

Viola, Composer & Kirker Music Director

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Daniel Lebhardt by Kaupo Kikkas

Daniel Lebhardt


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Simon Monckton

Tour Leader

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Music Programme


20 January evening: Christopher Monckton will open the Festival with an organ recital in a church in La Oratava.

21 January evening: Castalian String Quartet
Beethoven: String quartet in B flat Op.18 No.6
Janacek: String quartet No 1 ‘Kreutzer Sonata’
Haydn: String quartet in F Op.77 No.2

22 January evening: Castalian String Quartet;
Simon Rowland-Jones, viola
Schumann: String Quartet in F Op.41 No.2
Dutilleux: Ainsi la nuit
Brahms: String Quintet in F No.2 Op.88

23 January morning: Castalian String Quartet; Daniel Lebhardt, piano
Beethoven: String Quartet in E minor Op.59 No.2
Schumann: Piano Quintet in E flat Op.44

24 January morning: Castalian String Quartet
Beethoven: String Quartet in G Op.18 No.2
Rowland-Jones: The Festival Quartet
Brahms: String Quartet in B flat Op.67 No.3

25 January evening: Daniel Lebhardt, piano
Kodaly: Seven Pieces for piano Op.11
Granados: Escenas Romanticas
Bartok: Out of Doors Suite SX81 BB89
Liszt: Rhapsodie Espagnole S254 R90


20.00 on 23 January
Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra
Andres Orozco-Estrada, conductor
Fumiaki Miura, violin
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D major, Op.35
Shostakovich: Symphony No.5 in D minor, Op.47

The total cost for this excursion is £110 per person. This includes a second category ticket in the stalls (face value €75) and return transfers between the hotel and the Santa Cruz concert hall. The coach will depart from the hotel at 17.00 and dinner will not be included this evening. There will be time for some independent tapas in the auditorium before the performance.

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