Adrian Butterfield

Welcome to “TBS” – the Tilford Bach Society! We have been running top quality concerts in Farnham and Tilford since 1952. We now include Farnham Sinfonia and a series of Conservatoire Concerts in Godalming, which aims to provide performance opportunities for students and young professionals.

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. Our Music Director is Adrian Butterfield, who is professor of baroque violin at the Royal College of Music.

From 25 April 2017 all events are run by Tilford Bach Society (CIO) – see Legal note at foot of this page.

Musicians: Please read: A word to our musicians

Carols by Candlelight

Saturday 8 December 2018: 6-00pm

Tilford Church GU10 2DD

Admission FREE

Generously sponsored by Tilford Woods Lodge Retreat

Details HERE

Friday 11 January 2019: 7-30pm

Farnham Methodist Church, GU9 7RN

Gemini Duo – Violin/viola

Bach, Halvorsen, Leclair etc


Friday 1 February 2019: 7-30pm

Farnham Methodist Church, GU9 7RN

Kristiana Ignatjeva – Cello & Piano


Saturday 23 February 2019: 7-30pm

Farnham Methodist Church, GU9 7RN

Elizabeth Cooney (violin) Grace Mo (Piano)

Beethoven, Franck etc


Saturday 30 March 2019: 7-30pm

St Andrews Parish Church, Farnham, GU9 7PW

Farnham Sinfonia

Richard Watkins – Horn soloist

Mozart Horn Concerto, Haydn Fire Symphony


Saturday 13 April 2019: 7-30pm

St Andrews Parish Church, Farnham, GU9 7PW

Stephen Lacey (organ) Ishani Bhoola (violin)

Bach organ Concertos etc


Saturday  11 May 2019: 7-30pm

St Andrews Parish Church, Farnham, GU9 7PW

(to be announced)

Next Godalming Conservatoire Concert

Godalming Baptist Church GU7 1BA

Saturday 12 January 2019: All Day

Special Bach Day


Saturday 9 February 2019: 6-30pm

Lucia Veintimilla (violin), Greta Astedt (piano)
Mozart, Schumann, Debussy, Bax, Franck


Saturday 9 March 2019: 6-30pm

Trinity String Ensemble


Saturday 27 April 2019: 6-30pm

String Quartet from Trinity Laban


Saturday 18 May 2019: 6-30pm

Daiken String Quartet

Haydn, Webern, Schumann


Details to follow



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.




This website is run on behalf of:

  • Tilford Bach Society (CIO) Registered Charity 1172416, and
  • Tilford Bach Society Registered Charity  230601

From 25 April 2017 until further notice there will be a period of parallel running of the two organisations during which all events will be run by Tilford Bach Society (CIO) but income may be received by either organisation and income received by Tilford Bach Society will be forwarded to Tilford Bach Society (CIO). The intention is eventually to cease and de-register Tilford Bach Society and continue only with Tilford Bach Society (CIO).

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 – . You always have the right to complain to the Office of the Information Commissioner –  see


Major Sponsors

We are hugely grateful to our major sponsors:

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