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The North Norfolk Music Festival

England 4 nights Price from £1,784 per person
Departs: 12 Aug 2024
Departs: 12 Aug 2024

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The North Norfolk Music Festival was founded in 2005 by Kirker’s very own Barry Cheeseman and musician Simon Rowland-Jones. Back then it was a series of just three concerts but over the years it has developed into two weeks of music and up to twenty concerts.
This year, our clients will attend the second half of the Festival. The concerts are given at the peaceful 13th Century Church of Our Lady St Mary in the village of South Creake, just five miles from the famous north Norfolk coast. We stay at Briarfields Hotel (3*) in Titchwell from which there are a wonderful and expansive views out across the wild marshes to the sea. In addition to the concerts we include visits to the leading trio of Norfolk houses – Sandringham, Houghton and Holkham.

What's included

...when you travel with Kirker

  • Five nights' accommodation with breakfast
  • Four dinners at the hotel and one picnic supper at the Festival
  • One Lunch
  • Tickets for all concerts as described (seats in the church are unreserved but cushions will be provided)
  • A programme for all concerts
  • Services of the Kirker Tour Leader


  • Day 1 - Arrive in Titchwell

    Please make your own way to Briarsfield hotel in Titchwell. Clients travelling by train should go to King’s Lynn station and continue by taxi – the fare is approximately £50 each way – or use the Coast Hopper Bus which runs from King’s Lynn bus station, close to train station, and stops right in front of the hotel. The hotel has an extensive car park.
  • Day 2 - Visit to Sandringham

    Our tour starts with a visit to Sandringham. Built in 1870 it was purchased by Queen Victoria as a home for the Prince and Princess of Wales, far away from the metropolitan attractions that the Prince found so tempting. We will visit the suite of eight grand rooms on the ground floor and then spend time in the lovely 60 acre gardens, continuously developed by the monarchs who have lived here. Thelatest addition at Sandringham will be an imaginative topiary garden. There will some free time for an independent lunch before returning to the hotel.
  • Day 3 - Houghton Hall

    We visit Houghton Hall, the seat of the Marquess of Cholmondeley, whose grandmother, Sybil Sassoon saves Houghton from ruin. David Rock-Savage, the current marquess has created a wonderful garden in lasting memory of her. We will enjoy a private tour of the house before it opens to the public and afterwards stay on for an independent lunch with time to see the gardens.
  • Day 4 - Holkham Hall

    We go to Holkham Hall, the seat of the Earl of Leicester. Holkham is a very grand Palladian style house set in extensive parkland which extends to the sea. Holkham was designed for the first Earl in the 1750s. There will be a guided tour of the hall and time to have an independent lunch.
  • Day 5 - Burnham Market and Holkham

    After a leisurely morning, we will leave for nearby Burnham Market, a popular and picturesque destination with its pretty village green surrounded by fine Georgian houses. We will continue back to Holkham to visit the estate’s impressive six-acre Walled Garden, which was first laid out in the late 1700s. We will then meet Tim Leese, who will show us around his private house and garden opposite. After lunch with Tim, we return to South Creake for the first of today’s two concerts.
  • Day 6 - Tour ends

    The tour ends today.

Departure Dates and Prices

12 Aug 2024

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Music Programme

13 August:
Johanna Wallroth, soprano
James Baillieu, piano
The Swedish singer is now a BBC New Generation Artist and sang at Glyndebourne in the summer of 2023.

14 August:
Daniel Lebhardt, piano
The Hungarian pianist will return to Norfolk with a typically imaginative and virtuoso programme including works by Schubert and Liszt.

15 August:
Mithras Piano Trio
Formed in 2017 at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama, the trio is now firmly established in the world of chamber music having won a clutch of major first prizes in competitions in recent years.

16 August, 16:30:
Laura Lolita Peravaskia, soprano
William Vann, piano
The thrilling young Latvian singer made a sensational debut as Hansel at Holland Park Opera in June 2023. She will give a varied recital in with leading pianist William Vann

16 August, 19:00:
The Castalian Quartet
Will Duerden, double bass
Daniel Lebhardt, piano
The quartet will perform two quartets before being joined by their colleagues for a performance of the Schubert’s Trout Quintet D667 to close the 2024 Festival. 

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