Welcome to “TBS”!  We run concerts in Farnham and Godalming including Farnham Sinfonia and a series of Conservatoire Concerts in Godalming, which aims to provide performance opportunities for students and young professionals. Each have their own websites:

www.farnhamsinfonia.org.uk          conservatoireconcerts.org.uk

All our concerts are open to the public and you can buy tickets on-line from this website. We are a registered Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) and especially welcome young people and for our Farnham concerts entry for 8-25 year olds is FREE through CAVATINA. A parent or teacher accompanying a child under 16 may also attend FREE – details HERE.

The original Tilford Bach Society, founded in 1952 by Denys Darlow with its current Music Director Adrian Butterfield, is a separate charity although this webpage includes information about their past concerts – see Legal note at foot of this page. The website for the original Tilford Bach Society is Tilford Bach Festival 2021 Programme

Musicians: Please read: A word to our musicians


Dates through to May 2022 have been added below

7-30pm Saturday 7 August 2021

Spire Church (URC), South Street, Farnham, GU9 7QU

Summer Concert with the Tomita Family

Coco and Yume Tomita (violins)

Kan Tomita (Piano)

(Coco Tomita is the 2020 BBC Young Musician Strings Winner)

Bartok: selection of duos for 2 violins – Coco and Yume

Mozart: Violin Sonata in F K.376 – Coco and Kan

Poulenc: Violin Sonata – Coco and Kan

Saint-Saens: Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso – Yume and Kan

Tchaikovsky: Souvenir d’un lieu cher – Coco and Kan

Sarasate: Navarra – Coco, Yume and Kan

Mark O’Connor: Limerock Coco and Yume

The UK based Japanese violinist Coco Tomita is a winner of the BBC Young Musician 2020 Strings Category. She has also won other top prizes at international competitions and festivals. Born into a musical family, Coco began to play the violin when she was four years old. At the age of ten, she made her debut at the Cadogan Hall, London performing as a soloist with the Southbank Sinfonia. Since then she has performed and appeared in many prestigious venues in the UK and abroad. After the success of the BBC Young Musician 2020, Coco has signed an exclusive agreement with the Orchid Classics to record her debut album due to be released in early 2022 and has numerous concert engagements lined up including appearances in music festivals and a tour of Japan in the 2021/2022 season.

Yume Tomita was born in the UK in 2008. Initially, she was given a cello at the age of four, but she insisted on following what her big sister was doing, so she began her formal violin study when she was five years old. She was invited to give her first recital at the age of seven in Italy, and in the following year she was awarded a place at the Yehudi Menuhin School where she is currently studying with Ning Kam. Yume has won 1st prize at the Ilona Feher International Violin Competition in Hungary (2019), and has given numerous performances including her concerto debut with Anima Musicae Chamber Orchestra in Budapest in 2019.

Kan Tomita is the father of Coco and Yume. He has been living in the UK for the last 28 years since his family moved from Japan. In his student years, he has won numerous international awards and prizes. Since his concerto debut at the Royal Festival Hall, London at the age of 15, he has been in demand both as soloist and chamber musician performing in the UK , Europe and his home country Japan. Kan now focuses his time on coaching young musicians but still keeping up his playing by regularly collaborating with his two daughters performing many wonderful chamber music repertoires that he adores.

Please reserve your place £3-50 each non-refundable by Paypal or bank transfer by end of Friday 6 August. Depending on COVID restrictions the number of places may be limited

Click HERE to reserve by Paypal.   If PayPal is blocked from this link, please use the links on the webpage as access from MailChimp may be blocked.  The bank account for transfer is “Tilford Bach Society CIO”, Sort code: 405240 Account: 00030776. If you reserve by bank transfer and are new, please email me so that I have your contact details.

Unless COVID restrictions are withdrawn, please bring your own picnic chair to sit on (this is part of our “Covid” arrangements!)

There will be a retiring collection at the concert with suggested minimum donation of £15-00 per adult.

Please donate generously to support musicians

Click to donate to our musicians for the Farnham based series (including this Sinfonia concert):

Donate £5   Donate £10  Donate £20   Donate £50

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  00030776  Sort Code   40-52-40

Please click HERE to sign a Gift Aid Form if you have not already done so. The forms are valid for BOTH Farnham and Godalming concerts and need to be completed only once as they remain valid until you tell us to stop using them.


7-30pm Saturday 2 October 2021 

St Andrew’s Church, Farnham, GU9 7PW

Farnham Sinfonia

Violin soloist: Coco Tomita

(2020 BBC Young Musician Strings Winner)

Conductor: Matthew Taylor

Leader: Elizabeth Cooney

Programme

Robert Simpson – Allegro Decisio for Strings
Mozart – Violin Concerto no.1 in B flat major K.207, soloist Coco Tomita
Haydn – Symphony no.49 in F minor ‘La Passione’
Further details to follow

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Farnham Chamber Music Festival

7-30pm Friday 22 October 2021

Spire Church (URC), South Street, Farnham, GU9 7QU

String Trio

Elizabeth Cooney, Violin
Daisy Spiers, Viola
Bozidar Vukotic, Cello
Programme of Schubert, Dohnanyi and Beethoven
Further details to follow

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7-30pm Saturday 23 October 2021

Spire Church (URC), South Street, Farnham, GU9 7QU

Alexander Sitkovetsky (violin) and Wu Quian (piano)

Further details to follow
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7-30pm Saturday 30 October 2021

Spire Church (URC), South Street, Farnham, GU9 7QU

Carducci String Quartet

Programme to include Beethoven ‘Razumosky’ String Quartet no.2, Op. 59
Further details to follow

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Future dates to May 2022

Saturday 13 November: Mithras Trio (BBC New Generation Artists)
Haydn, Faure & Schubert

Saturday 18 December: Choir

Saturday 22 January 2022: Mathilde Milwidsky (violin) and Gamal Khamis (piano)

Saturday 26 February 2022: Piano Trio: Yuri Zhislin, Nathalia Lomeiko & Alexander Karpeyev
Medtner, Bruch & Brahms

Saturday 19 March 2022: Farnham Sinfonia

Friday/Saturday 13/14 May 2022: Farnham Chamber Music Festival

Friday/Saturday 20/21 May 2022: Farnham Chamber Music Festival

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New: Arrange your own Private Concert with Farnham Sinfonia Musicians

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Click HERE for our YouTube channel

If you can, please donate to support musicians through these TBS Farnham Concerts. Thanks to your support, since lockdown started we have paid out over £16,000 in fees to musicians.

Click to donate to our musicians for the Farnham based series all money raised will be paid out to musicians:

Donate £5   Donate £10  Donate £20   Donate £50

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 BOTH Farnham and Godalming concerts.
http://www.tilbach.org.uk/gift-aid

Recommended sites for online concerts

St Mary Perivale
Still running three top quality chamber music concerts a week including some musicians who have played for TBS. These concerts are accessible free in high definition video from their new showcase page. Hugh Mather and his team do more for musicians and audiences than any other group of volunteers that we know and have no Government funding, so do support them.
https://vimeo.com/showcase/6757898

Wigmore Hall
https://wigmore-hall.org.uk/whats-on/event-listing
Do register free and sign in to get access to past concerts.


On-line Concerts and other Music for Lockdown

Read our new guide: How to watch YouTube Concerts on your TV

View our new YouTube Channel


New videos

Bach Goldberg Variations for String Trio

including pictorial biography of JSBach

Alexandra Lomeiko (violin)
Lisa Bucknell (viola)
Timothee Botbol (cello)

The audio plays the full concert but because the video camera switched off after 29 minutes a pictorial biography in slides is displayed for the remainder of the concert.

Watch here or click the image:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5G8cx1Aw0w 

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Please donate generously to support musicians

Click to donate to our musicians for the Farnham based series:

Donate £5   Donate £10  Donate £20   Donate £50

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  00030776  Sort Code   40-52-40

Please click HERE to sign a Gift Aid Form if you have not already done so. The forms are valid for BOTH Farnham and Godalming concerts and need to be completed only once as they remain valid until you tell us to stop using them.

A huge THANK YOU to all who have supported musicians through our on-line and live outdoor concerts this summer.  From July to mid-September you have donated over £8,000 which has been paid or is being paid to musicians.  You can view programmes and find links to YouTube videos on our page of Programmes since 2018.

Conservatoire Concert online performances

Other regular free online concerts

Live concerts from St Mary Perivale at 4pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays

Musicians Company Young Artists at 12 noon on Mondays and Wednesdays

Click HERE for a collection of links to recorded music 


Ticket sales are not enough to pay for our concerts!
Please become a Friend or Sponsor – Details HERE


We support Arts 4 Dementia!

Music is especially helpful for dementia sufferers and they and their carers are welcome to attend our concerts free of charge. Please register with Sue Sagun secretary@tilbach.org.uk 01252 613130 at least a day before the concert if you would like to take up this offer.


Next Godalming Conservatoire Concert

See their website: www.conservatoireconcerts.org.uk


Donations

TBS is a registered charity and we rely on donations as well as ticket sales to cover the costs of our festival. If you would like to make a donation via PayPal please use the button below.

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Legal

This website is run on behalf of Tilford Bach Society (CIO) Registered Charity 1172416, but it also carries information about the original Tilford Bach Society Registered Charity  230601.

Concerts were run:

  • before May 2017 by the original Tilford Bach Society, which dates from 1952
  • from May 2017 to July 2019 by the Tilford Bach Society (CIO) but with the two Societies operating with respect to the audience as if they were one.

From autumn 2019 the two Societies will operate cooperatively but more separately with:

  • Tilford Bach Society (CIO) running the concerts in Farnham and Godalming, including Farnham Sinfonia
  • The original Tilford Bach Society running the annual festival based in Tilford

The exact details are being worked out.

Privacy Statement

Please read our Privacy Statement HERE. We comply with the General Data Protection Regulation.

In brief, if you add your name to our email list opposite we will:

  • send you typically 2-3 emails per concert informing you and reminding you about the concerts. They include an unsubscribe option.
  • hold your contact details securely and not pass them to third parties other than the data processors whom we use to provide our services
  • respect your right to remove your contact details and give you a link to do so in each email
  • allow you to see any information held and to correct any information.

If you have any concerns about our use of your contact details please contact us – chairman@tilbach.org.uk . You always have the right to complain to the Office of the Information Commissioner –  see https://ico.org.uk/concerns/


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