Welcome to the Little Missenden Festival of Music and the Arts
The 2016 Little Missenden Festival will run from 7th to 16th October. The provisional programme can be viewed here
The programme will be finalised and updated on this site in early August.
Postal bookings will open in late August, online from early September.
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 2015 Festival, as well as notes on the programme, will be posted shortly: