Carpenter Holidays

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Thursday 17 May 2018 to Monday 21 May 2018
La Chartreuse Hotel, Gosnay, France

La Chartreuse Hotel, Gosnay, France

“Do not forget me quite” is a touching quote from a poem that Ivor Gurney wrote whilst in the trenches. One hundred years on from the end for the First World War, this holiday combines visits to some of the most important battlefields and memorials of the Somme as well as giving an insight into the lives of the English composers who served on the front including Ralph Vaughan Williams... read more

Saturday 16 June 2018 to Monday 25 June 2018
Vienna State Opera

Vienna State Opera

This holiday takes in three important, but very different, centres of culture in Austria. Starting in Vienna, and staying at the Imperial Hotel, we attend a Mass at the Imperial Court Chapel sung by the Vienna Boys' Choir, dine in some of the finest restaurants in the city, take a private bus tour, attend the Vienna State Opera's performance of Tosca, and make an excursion to... read more

Tuesday 26 June 2018 to Sunday 1 July 2018
Angelika Kaufmannsaal, Schwarzenberg

Angelika Kaufmannsaal, Schwarzenberg

Schwarzenberg, the small Austrian town nestling in the picturesque Bregenzewald in the hinterland of Lake Constance, is the idyllic setting for this annual chamber music festival featuring the songs of Schubert and much else besides. As well as enjoying a range of concerts by some of the world’s leading artists, including Marlis Petersen, Paul Lewis and Ian Bostridge we will explore... read more

Wednesday 1 August 2018 to Sunday 5 August 2018
Klosters Festival

Klosters Festival ©

Famed as the winter skiing destination of the Royal Family, Klosters is the summer setting for the Klosters Music Festival in the heart of the Swiss Alps. As well as enjoying concerts by the Basel Chamber Orchestra and Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen conducted by Paavo Järvi including a feast of Schumann's popular large-scale works - his 1st, 2nd and 3rd Symphonies and the Cello... read more

Sunday 16 September 2018 to Sunday 23 September 2018

Melrose Abbey

Following three successful trips in 2015 and 2016, Carpenter Holidays, in association with Hannick Reizen, will be repeating the "Mendelssohn in Scotland" holiday in September 2018. If you admire Mendelssohn’s music and particularly his Hebrides Overture or Scottish Symphony and want to learn more about what inspired him to write these works; if you would like to know more about... read more