You can buy tickets online using the links on this page, payment will be made using PayPal, one of the safest online payment services. If you don’t have a PayPal account and don’t want to set one up, you can pay as a PayPal guest.

After booking you will receive a receipt and confirmation from Paypal. When you arrive at the festival please bring the receipt to the Box Office Tent, so that we can issue your tickets.  If you don’t have your receipt  it may take more time to issue your tickets.

During the booking process you will see a note stating  that the shipping method had not been specified, please don’t be concerned by this, as mentioned above we will issue the tickets purchased at the Festival.

Alternatively you can download a form to book and  return to us by Royal Mail, by clicking here  Ticket Purchase Form

Tickets can also be booked at Down Ampney Village Shop  GL7 5QR

All concerts take place at All Saints Church, Down Ampney.
Down Ampney was the birth place of RVW and his father was the Rector there.

The seating  will be unreserved,  so we suggest that you aim to be seated at least 10 minutes before the start of each concert, any seats not taken 5 minutes before start of each concert  may be allocated for sale at the door. 


Package Tickets

Package Tickets are available for the whole festival at £100 (entry to all concerts and events, representing a free £20 event) or tickets can be purchased for individual concerts .

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As the festival costs are substantially more than the maximum tickets sales

the festival would be grateful for a donation, in addition to buying tickets.

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Concert 1 – Friday 24 August, 7pm   

Festival Opening

Ralph Vaughan Williams ‘The Early Years’

Presented by Julian Lloyd Webber

The Vaughan Williams Ensemble with James Gilchrist, tenor

Ralph Vaughan Williams

Four Hymns

Early Songs (including Silent Noon, Three Shakespeare Songs)

Rhosymedre (arr. Richard Morrison)

Piano Quintet in C minor

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Concert 2 – Saturday 25 August, 12 noon

Ralph Vaughan Williams ‘Contemporaries and Disciples’

The Vaughan Williams Ensemble 

Herbert Howells Elegy for Viola & Piano

Max Bruch Kol Nidrei for Viola & Piano

Rebecca Clarke Piano Trio

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Concert 3 – Saturday 25 August, 3pm

‘Lecture and Cream Tea’

Guest Lecturer – Richard Morrison (Chief Music Critic, The Times) 

Richard Morrison traces the fascinating history of Down Ampney . The lecture will be interspersed with some wartime songs. Following the performance and included in the ticket price, celebrated author, preserves and baking tutor Vivien Lloyd presents a cream tea in the Festival marquee.

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Concert 4 – Saturday 25 August, 7pm

‘Gala Violin & Piano Recital’

These tickets are sold out 

Jack Liebeck, violin and Paul Turner, piano 

Herbert Howells Sonata No. 1 in E major

Ralph Vaughan Williams Sonata in A minor 

Ralph Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending

Maurice Ravel Sonata No. 2 in G major


Concert 5 – Sunday 26 August, 12 noon

Ralph Vaughan Williams ‘Inspirations’

The Vaughan Williams Ensemble 

Jean Sibelius String Trio in G minor

Ralph Vaughan Williams Six Studies in English Folk Song 

Herbert Howells Fantasy String Quartet Op. 25

Max Bruch Four Pieces, Op. 83

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Concert 6 – Sunday 26 August, 7pm

Ralph Vaughan Williams ‘Mentors and Teachers’

The Vaughan Williams Ensemble 

Maurice Ravel Sonata for Violin & Cello 

Ralph Vaughan Williams Songs of Travel

Max Bruch Romance Op. 85

Charles Villiers Stanford Piano Quartet No. 1 in F major, Op. 15

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Concert 7 – Monday 27 August, 2.30pm

Vaughan Williams Festival 2018 Grand Finale

‘A concert of words and music dedicated to the memory of the service men and women of RAF Down Ampney from 1944 to 1947’

The Vaughan Williams Ensemble with Simon Chandler – Narrator

Frank Bridge ‘Phantasy’ Piano Quartet 

Maurice Ravel Piano Trio in A minor

David Bednall ‘The Mower’ Two poems by Andrew Marvell

Ralph Vaughan Williams ‘On Wenlock Edge’

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If you have any difficulty buying tickets online please send an email  to

 Alternatively the  office is open for enquiries from 9am until 5pm Monday to Friday and can be contacted regarding ticket availability or any enquiry about access for people with disabilities. The festival is supported by a great team of volunteers, including our  Office Manager so if there is no answer, please leave a message on the answer phone and we will reply as soon as we can. Tel. 01672  519344

Full details of the free event are listed on the Festival Programme page