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The Festival

Welcome to The Amersham Festival of Music website.  Since 1983, the Amersham Festival of Music has been one of the top annual music events in South Bucks. 


The Festival has grown steadily in that time and now runs for 2 or more weeks each spring as well as a winter season of concerts featuring our own Festival Orchestra.  

Our Music

A Letter From Our Patron

Our aim in starting the Festival was to promote music-making of the highest professional quality in the local area, using some of the very attractive local venues available to us.


Works are performed both by our own Festival Orchestra and also by a wide variety of visiting guest performers including both professional musicians and talented amateurs.


Previous concerts have included everything from Vivaldi to Verdi and Elgar to Ellington in a wide range of musical styles including:-


  • Baroque

  • Jazz

  • Major choral works

  • Chamber concerts

  • Opera

  • Classical


The festival also includes a substantial educational element offering a bursary scheme for local aspiring young musicians. We also hold Masterclasses and Study Days with top musicians.

The Amersham Festival is celebrating its Ruby anniversary this year! With 40 years of outstanding music-making, Amersham Festival Society has been leading the way with the provision of live music in our local community. The remarkable longevity of the Festival is testament to the focus and commitment of the Society, its Trustees and volunteers under the dedicated, talented musical direction of Iain Ledingham. Iain has continued to delight audiences with his imaginative programmes and high standards of musicianship. Concerts this year include an opening concert to be held at the Royal Academy of Music and South Bucks Choral Society singing The St John Passion. There will be a wine tasting with a touch of red with Rioja and Spanish guitar music and a concert with voice and lute at Chenies. Once again local music makers have a platform, with both Amersham Music Centre and Amersham Concert Band performing. The Festival is generously supported by companies, benefactors, Friends and its loyal audiences and I would like to thank everyone for their continued support. Huge congratulations to the Festival for this landmark achievement!

Patron, Amersham Festival Society

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