Welcome to the Little Missenden Festival of Music and the Arts
The 56th Little Missenden Festival will run from Friday 2nd October to Sunday 11th October and the programme has now been published on this website. Additionally we are also programming a Christmas Concert which has traditionally sold out way before Christmas - so book early!
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.
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.