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The Kirker Music Festival, Tenerife

Tenerife 7 nights Prices on request

Escape from the rigours of the British winter for a week of music-making in the sub-tropical Canary Islands. We return to Tenerife for our sixth festival, staying at the splendid Hotel Botanico surrounded by lush gardens in Puerto del la Cruz. 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 Tiede National Park is one of the highlights of a fascinating week.

In addition to our programme of concerts at the Hotel Botanico there will be a number of included excursions taking in the best of the island’s unspoilt north coast. We will visit the Sitio Litro Orchid Garden in Puerto de la Cruz, with its wonderful collection of more than three hundred varieties, followed by a visit to All Saints’ Church which has been serving the British community for more than a hundred years, where Christopher Monckton will give an organ recital. A visit to Mount Teide National Park will show us the island’s volcanic interior, and we will take a cable car to the summit at 3,718m from which there are breathtaking views of the island. We will also 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. There will also be some free time to make visits on your own: La Oratava is a picturesque small town nearby and Tenerife’s Botanical Garden is located opposite the hotel.

What's included

...when you travel with Kirker

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

Flight Details

Flights with British Airways:

Depart London Heathrow 11.00, arrive Tenerife South 15.25
Depart Tenerife South 15.15, arrive London Heathrow 19.40

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

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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.

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The Sacconi Quartet

String Quartet

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Stephan Loges


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Tim Horton

Tim Horton


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Christopher Monckton

Christopher Monckton

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Simon Monckton

Tour Leader

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Music Programme

Sacconi Quartet Ben Hancox, Hannah Dawson, violins; Robin Ashwell, viola; Cara Berridge, cello
Stephan Loges, baritone
Simon Rowland-Jones, viola
Tim Horton, piano


Sunday 13 November

Sacconi Quartet

Purcell: Fantasias
Tippet: String Quartet No.2
Schubert: String Quartet in D minor, D 810 ‘Death and the Maiden’

Monday 14 November

Stephan Loges, baritone
Tim Horton, piano

Luigi Denza: Occhi di fata
Schumann: Zwei Venetianische Lieder, Op.25 Nos. 17 and 18
Schumann: Kerner-Lieder Op.35
Finzi: Let Us Garlands Bring, Op.18
Tosti: L'ultima canzone, Tristezza & Luna d'estate
Coward: Forbidden Fruit & A Bar on the Piccola Marina

Tuesday 15 November

Stephan Loges, baritone
Sacconi Quartet
Simon Rowland-Jones, viola

Beethoven: An die ferne Geliebte arranged for string quartet and baritone
Turina: The Bullfighter’s Prayer
Barber: Dover Beach
Dvorak: String Quintet in  flat major, Op.97

Wednesday 16 November

Sacconi Quartet
Tim Horton, piano

Britten: String Quartet No. 3
Franck: Piano Quintet

Thursday 17 November

Sacconi Quartet
Simon Rowland-Jones, viola

Haydn: String Quartet in D minor, Op.76 No.2 ‘Fifths’
Bridge: Lament and Caprice for two violas
Beethoven: String Quartet in C sharp minor, Op. 131

Friday 18 November

Tim Horton, piano

Chopin: Polonaise in C sharp minor, Op.26 No.1
Mozart: Rondo in A minor, K511
Granados: The Maiden and the Nightingale
Chopin: Three Mazurkas Op.59
Chopin: Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op.58

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