"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 54th Little Missenden Festival

Welcome to the Little Missenden Festival of Music and the Arts – still thriving in its 54th anniversary year.  The 2013 Festival is now over apart from our Christmas Concert, which is all but sold out.  We look forward to seeing you if you have tickets.

Christmas Extra

We’re running a special Christmas event again this year. Joglaresa will perform Gabriel’s Greetynge in the church on December 13th. Click here for details. The last two Christmas concerts sold out and there are very few remaining seats available for this year's – so book soon!

For booking information click here.  The online booking facility is not in use for the Christmas Concert. Please contact the Box Office by post or by e-mail to enquire about purchasing tickets.

2013 Programme

Click here to see the 2013 programme outline, with links to individual events.

Click here to download a digital version of the 2013 brochure.

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 about the Festival and its activities is posted from time to time. Currently we have a tribute to the late John Tavener (who had a long association with the Festival);  a piece about our Syrian event (and the money raised for the Syrian disaster fund); news of our uncanny run of medical emergencies;  an account of our Britten centenary tributes; and a piece about the death of MIchael Cox, one of the last surviving Festival founders. Click here for a link to the news pages.

Next year, 2014

Next year's 55th Festival will run from 3rd to 12th October 2014.  

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