St Christopher




5-14 October 2018

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Little Missenden Festival presents renowned artists and composers, promotes new work and young talents, and champions British music and underperformed repertoire - this year we highlight the work of Sir Michael Tippett. If you’re not on our mailing list, click here to get the Festival brochure


Sir Michael Tippett

“I have to sing songs for those who can’t sing for themselves”  

©Mike Evans/Bridgeman Images

This truly great composer came to the Festival several times, so it's fitting that we honour the 20th anniversary of his death. Several of his works will be heard: Sansara will sing Plebs Angelica and Steal Away Event 8; while string Quartet no5 will be the centrepiece of The Heath Quartet’s performance Event 11; there will also be a film and discussion about his life Event 9.


Last year's Festival

©Robert Piwko 

“A very special festival, bringing a high calibre of artists to this exquisite venue. Not to be missed!”
Cecilia McDowall - Composer                                                                                           

The newly renovated Church wall paintings and recently installed lighting provided a perfect setting for ten days of the most glorious music last October. Highlights included a new commission from composer Mark Bowden (inspired by the paintings), while the BBC recorded Robert Smith's recital of the 'lost' Telemann fantasias for solo viola da gamba for The Early Music Show on Radio 3. 

Click here for the 2017 programme
Click here for the 2017 photo gallery

Previous Festivals

Click on the links below to view programmes from earlier Little Missenden Festivals:

2009 - 2010 - 2011 - 2012 - 2013 - 2014 - 2015 - 2016 - 2017