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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 of orchid can be seen. Another excursion will visit Mount Teide National Park – from the summit there are views out to the neighbouring island of Gran Canaria. There will be a drive along the spectacular north coast route to Maca, a tiny village clinging to a steep ravine and to Garachico with its 17th century Franciscan convent. A sleepy, picturesque village today, Garachico was once the most important port on the island. A half-day tour to the wild Anaga Mountains with their mysterious and primeval cloud forest will complete the programme. Visits to Santa Cruz, La Laguna and Oratava can be made easily by local bus services or taxi.

What's included

...when you travel with Kirker

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

Flight Details

Flights with British Airways:

Depart London Gatwick 12.30, arrive Tenerife South 16.55
Depart Tenerife South 17.45, arrive London Gatwick 22.15

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

Departure Dates and Prices

19 Jan 2020

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Price from£2885

Single Supp.£398

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

21 January: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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


There will be an opportunity to attend a concert at the splendid concert hall in Santa Cruz during the holiday. Full details will be available at the beginning of November but please contact the Kirker office on 020 7593 1896 to register your interest. 

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