An exciting & distinctive new initiative to bring music, literature & art to the towns & villages in & around the Chiltern Hills.
Every Spring, churches, stately homes and outdoor spaces across the region will be transformed into stunning concert and arts venues, as a varied and exciting programme unfolds in beautiful surroundings: the Chiltern Arts Festival. The second Chiltern Arts season featured artists including baritone Roderick Williams, pianist Steven Osborne, violinist Fenella Humphreys, the David Rees-Williams trio and a new production of Cosi fan Tutte. Concert locations include Marlow, Hughenden, Henley-on-Thames, Great Missenden, Berkhamsted, High Wycombe, Wendover and Tring. The 2020 programme, to be released at the end of September 2019, is created by Founder and Creative Director, Naomi Taylor.
“Judging by the quality of the music performed on this occasion and surveying the remarkable array of talent that had been lined up for the remainder of the festival, Chiltern Arts deserves to succeed and we should do everything we can to support it.”
“...designed to bring a new wealth of classical music over a packed nine days to an area where there was scope for something fresh, and more especially to enliven the classical music experience of villages and towns throughout, abutting, or close to the woodland areas, intimate valleys and escarpments of north Buckinghamshire and beyond. As the appealingly illustrated programme shows, right from the outset the festival’s reach is broad... the calibre of its chosen performers seems equally remarkable so early in its existence.”