Little Missenden Church ©Robert Piwko

Friends of the Festival

The Festival is especially indebted to the Friends. Their financial support enables us to operate year in and year out, allows for a quality of programming we couldn't otherwise afford, and makes it possible to commission new pieces from time to time.

The Friends of the Little Missenden Festival is a registered charity (no. 266028). Tax is recovered on all subscriptions paid through Gift Aid by UK taxpayers, which increases the  level of support at no cost to members.

Friends benefit from priority booking for tickets. 

For more information or to become a Friend, please email



We would like to thank everyone who has helped and supported the Festival – financially, or in so many other ways. Special thanks to those listed below, without whose generous help there would be no Festival. Click on the links below for more information:

The Finzi Trust

The Hinrichsen Foundation

The RVW Trust

The Friends of the Little Missenden Festival

Jaques Samuel (Fazioli Pianos)

Little Missenden Parochial Church Council

Lennons Solicitors

Hamptons International Estate Agents

Great Missenden, Little Missenden, and Hyde Heath Schools PTAs

The Michael Cox Fund

Alan Hedges

Bluepepper Designs

Webs for Everyone

The Festival Volunteers

We’re also especially grateful to Laurette Read, who is most generously paying for the hire of the piano this year in memory of her late husband Martin.



We enjoy the sponsorship of individuals and organisations alike. Some support a complete event, a new commission, or a particular aspect of the Festival - piano hire, for example. We are, however, always happy to discuss part-sponsorship of events, which recognises the importance of smaller contributions, often from individuals.

Sponsors receive complimentary tickets for their events, and are acknowledged by name in our brochure and programme notes, and on the website.

For more information about sponsorship, please email


Helping with the Festival

The Festival couldn't take place without the practical assistance of our many helpers. We have no paid staff, the event is run entirely by volunteers. We have a marvellous team, but always welcome any further offers of help. Read about just some of the tasks here

For more information about helping with the Festival, please email


Little Missenden Festival Committee

Alan Hedges (Chair), Angela Bishop, Polly Buston, Martin Cunningham, John Glasson, Beth Neill, Dick Ware, Dick Wells, Rachel Wilcox