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Melk Baroque Festival


May 17 – May 22, 2018 | Tour Director: Sandy Burnett | Register interest


The 2018 edition of the Melk Baroque Music Festival will continue the tradition of offering imaginative, varied and entertaining programmes. There could be no more appropriate setting for a festival dedicated to Baroque music than the beautiful Melk Abbey, standing high above the Danube, where the river enters the idyllic wine-producing region of Wachau. The 18th century abbey is one of the most spectacular of all Austrian monastic houses, and is the venue for the festival performances.

Our musical programme will be supplemented by cultural visits: previous tours have included a visit to Vienna’s Kunsthistorisches Museum, a whole day excursion to a second spectacular abbey (Altenburg) and a cruise along the Danube to the historic town of Dürnstein. 

This tour will be led by Sandy Burnett, MA, a musician and broadcaster who spent a decade as one of the core team of presenters on BBC Radio 3. His conducting credits include a complete cycle of Bach cantatas, as well as work with the Royal Shakespeare Company and Royal National Theatre.


May 17 – May 22, 2018
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Full details relased in early 2018. Some itinerary details may be subject to change. Contact the ACE office now to register your interest.



Sandy Burnett MA

a musician and broadcaster who spent over a decade as one of the best-known classical music presenters on BBC Radio 3. He has confucted the major sacred works by J S Bach and has masterminded a complete cycle of the sacred cantatas.

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