Welcome to “TBS”! We run concerts in Farnham with top professional musicians. We also run a series of Conservatoire Concerts in Godalming, which aims to provide performance opportunities for students and young professionals. See conservatoireconcerts.org.uk
All our concerts are open to the public and you can register to attend from this website. We are a registered Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO). Entrance to our concerts is FREE and our concerts are funded primarily through retiring collections and donations. We especially welcome young people and their attendance is supported by CAVATINA.
The original Tilford Bach Society, founded in 1952 by Denys Darlow with its current Music Director Adrian Butterfield, runs the Tilford Bach Festival and is a separate charity although this webpage includes information about their past concerts.
Many thanks to all of you who supported our Farnham Chamber Music Festival and to Elizabeth Cooney who organised it for us, and to all who helped.
The final activity was a song recital at the Farnham Pottery (https://www.thefarnhampottery.co.uk/) and this was our first use of this venue, which proved most attractive and is a “hidden gem” with various arts activities, including a lecture on Van Gogh on 16 June and a cafe, so do try to visit it sometime. See https://www.thefarnhampottery.co.uk/ronnietalks. We hope to organise some further concerts there.
Our own main programme starts again in October, but we may organise something additional in August, if we do we will send details by email.
Meanwhile below is information on other local events in the near future.
For anyone who wishes to make a donation to the Farnham Chamber Music Festival here are the links:
Local Summer Concerts
Summer garden concerts in Ewshurst Green, near Cranleigh
TBS Summer Classics @ the Pottery
Afternoon concerts of approx one hour in the beautiful Farnham Pottery funded by a retiring collection.
4pm Sunday 21 August 2022
Amanda Cook – Guitar
Programme includes pieces by Schubert, Tarrega and Dowland
Amanda Cook is one of the leading guitarists of her generation. She has performed and given master classes in the USA, South America and throughout Europe. In the UK her performances include the South Bank, Wigmore Hall, King’s Place and The Sage Gateshead. Her highly acclaimed performances are always noted for their sensitive musicality, fluid technique, and ability to draw the audience in to her world.casions. In addition to solo work, Amanda is a member of the critically acclaimed Vida Guitar Quartet who regularly tour the USA and Europe.
FREE entrance with retiring collection, suggested donation of £10 per adult.
The Pottery cafe will be open for refreshments before nad after the concert.
4pm Sunday 11 September 2022
Leo Popplewell – cello
JS Bach – Solo cello suites
Suite 1 in G major,
Suite 5 in C minor,
Suite 6 in D major
Leo Popplewell is a dynamic young cellist who in 2017 formed the award winning Mithras Trio who are currently BBC New Generation Artists. The Mithras Trio played for TBS in late 2021.
Future dates to end 2022
Saturday 8 October 2022: MIoanna Prodanova (cello) & Gamal Khamis (piano)
Saturday 29 October 2022: Charlotte Saluste-Bridoux (violin)
Saturday 12 November 2022: Trio: Peter Cigleris (clarinet), Evva Mizerska (cello), Emma Abbate (piano)
Saturday 17 Dec 2022: Baroque Choral Concert
Donations to support Farnham Concerts
If you do not wish to use Paypal please post a cheque payable to “Tilford Bach Society CIO” to TBS, 1 Adams Drive, Fleet GU51 3DZ or make a transfer to Tilford Bach Society CIO Account at Lloyds 38264060 Sort Code 30-90-89. Please put “Farnham” in the reference box.
Please click HERE to sign a Gift Aid Form increasing the value of your gift by 25%, if you have not already done so. The forms are valid for ALL Farnham and Godalming concerts, including the Sinfonia, and need to be completed only once as they remain valid until you tell us to stop using them.
Next Godalming Conservatoire Concert
See their website: www.conservatoireconcerts.org.uk
We are hugely grateful to our major sponsors: