Sacconi Quartet, Little Missenden Church, 12 Oct 2019 ©Robert Piwko
Sadly, it was not possible for the 2020 Little Missenden Festival to take place in October.
The beautiful church of St John the Baptist is a unique venue which offers a very special acoustic and environment. It's one of the key attractions of the Festival. However, as long as COVID-19 remains an active threat to us all, it will not be possible to hold concerts there while maintaining appropriate distancing among audience members, performers and our volunteers.
We're also worried about our artists, for whom the Festival has always shown great care and concern. At a time when their earnings have collapsed, it is not easy to turn them away. We have, however, asked all of those booked to appear this autumn to join us at next year's Festival.
Earlier in the year we launched the Little Missenden Festival Cooperative (LMFC), a collaboration with our artists past and present to promote their work online. We have been sending regular emails to all those on our mailing list containing links to video performances of their music – some of which has been heard at the Festival.
If you would like to receive these emails, please click the join our mailing list button on this page.
We long for the moment when live music returns to delight us all. And, as we emerge from these difficult times, we hope to enjoy your continued support when we launch our programme for the Little Missenden Festival 2021.
In the meantime, I do hope you can understand our position.
Chair Little Missenden Festival
60th Anniversary Festival : 4-13 October 2019
The programme for our hugely successful 60th Anniversary Festival can be viewed here