"Most concerts take place in the intimate setting of the church of St John the Baptist, Little Missenden, a small Saxon-cum-Norman building with a fine immediate acoustic"


Welcome to the 56th Little Missenden Festival

Welcome to the Little Missenden Festival of Music and the Arts

The 56th Little Missenden Festival ran from Friday 2nd October to Sunday 11th October, 2015 and is now complete, apart from the Christmas Concert programmed for 18th December.  This is still to take place, but owing to the illness of one of the key performers. Clare Salaman, we've been obliged to change the programme and the artists.  We've managed to find an exciting new programme to be given by Scots group Concerto Caledonia.  Details of the new concert will be posted shortly on the programme page.  We apologise for the delay, but we've had to re-arrange it at a late stage.  See below.

Change of Christmas programme

We're very sorry that Clare Salaman of the Society of Strange and Ancient Instruments is ill, and the programme and performers have had to be changed. Click here for the new programme (to be posted shortly).

Tickets are now back on sale.  If you don't already have a ticket, don't delay.  There are some seats left at all prices, but it may well sell out. 

About our Festival

The Little Missenden Festival has an unbroken tradition of high-quality music-making in a unique Buckinghamshire village setting. It has a very intimate and special feeling.

"England's best-kept secret festival" (composer David Matthews)

Most events take place in the ancient village church of St John the Baptist, a small Saxon-cum-Norman building enriched with 12th-17th century wall paintings, dominated by a famous St Christopher.  A concert here is a very special experience. This lovely building has a fine immediate acoustic, and music heard at this intimate range has real impact and presence. The small and unspoilt village is in beautiful Chiltern countryside – yet not far from London, just beyond Betjeman's Metroland.

The Festival features promising young talents as well as nationally and internationally famous artists and composers. The programme ranges from classic masterworks through less familiar (but not less intriguing) territory. It includes something for all – early, baroque, classical and contemporary music rub shoulders with jazz, folk music, art lectures, poetry and children's events.


Our video For a flavour of the Festival watch this short video taken last year. 

News and views about the Festival and its activities is posted from time to time. Some reflections about the 2014 Festival, as well as notes on the programme, will be posted shortly:  

 Click here for a link to the news pages.

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