We hope to resume our normal concerts from October but meanwhile we are providing online concerts, to support musicians as well as our audience, and links to videos of recorded concerts. We now have our own YouTube Channel
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:
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
New: Arrange your own Private Concert with Farnham Sinfonia Musicians
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.
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.
During the current restrictions we need to register all atttendees in advance as our limited audience space may be filled due to distancing. To keep things simple, we charge a small non-refundable registration fee (slightly different for each concert to make the registrations easily recognisable – hence the odd pence) and we invite additonal donations through the retiring collection to cover the costs. These donations are gift aided wherever possible.
7-30pm Wednesday 23 December 2020
Christmas Concert with Octavus Choir & Readings
Very sadly due to the increased number of Covid “cases” this event has been cancelled.
As mentioned registration money paid will be given to Farnham Foodbank and Gift Aid will be claimed where the person who registered has signed a Gift Aid Declaration.
All future concerts are now postponed due to the new Government Restrictions for the Farnham – Godalming area
As mentioned registration money paid will be given to the musicians concerned and Gift Aid will be claimed where the person who registered has signed a Gift Aid Declaration. Details of the concerts that were planned are retained below and we will try to reorganise these concerts as soon as we can.
Farnham Sinfonia Ensemble
Elizabeth Cooney (violin); Peter Fenech (viola); Judith Fleet (cello); Dave Brown (Double Bass); Daniel Hill (Piano)
Coco Tomita (violin) and Kan Tomita (piano)
Programme includes Beethoven’s Violin Sonata No5 “Spring”
Coco Tomita won the BBC Young Musician Strings Competition in 2020.
Mathilde Milwidsky (violin) & Gamal Khamis (piano)
Nathalia Lomeiko, Yuri Zhislin & Alexanda Karpeyev
On-line Concerts and other Music for Lockdown
View our new YouTube Channel
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
Please donate generously to support musicians
Click to donate to our musicians for the Farnham based series:
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.
Other regular free online concerts
Ticket sales are not enough to pay for our concerts!
Please become a Friend or Sponsor – Details HERE
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 email@example.com 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
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.
We are hugely grateful to our major sponsors: