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.
Farnham Chamber Music Festival
Festival Director: Elizabeth Cooney
Except for the concert at Farnham Pottery, entry is free but there will be a retiring collection at each concert with suggested minimum donation of £15-00 per adult from those who can afford it. As these concerts costs over £2,000 each larger donations such as £25 each are most welcome. Donations are not expected for children & students or from parents who are bringing young children. Music lovers who are unable to make a donation are still most welcome. We want to make quality music accessible to all especially to families with children who are our next generation audiences.
The following links are provided for anyone who prefers not to donate by cash at the concert or who wishes to make an additional ad hoc donation.
7-30pm Friday 13 May 2022 Vida Guitar Quartet ENDED
7-30pm Saturday 14 May 2022 Piano Quartet ENDED
2-00 pm Sunday 15 May 2022 Public Violin and Piano Masterclasses for young musicians ENDED
7-30pm Saturday 21 May 2022
Albion String Quartet
Tamsin Waley-Cohen and Emma Parker, violin
Ann Beilby, viola
Nathaniel Boyd, cello
Beethoven String Quartet Opus 135
Freya Waley-Cohen: Snapdragon
Dvorak String Quartet 13
Please register if you plan to attend so that we have an indication of the numbers to expect, but registration is not essential. There are no seat allocations or paper tickets, we look forward to welcoming you at the concert
4-00 pm Sunday 29 May 2022
NB: Postponed from 21 May
Young Talent in Recital
Thea Grace Callaghan, Soprano
Callum Anderson, Harpsichord
An eclectic programme featuring Baroque arias by Bach, Handel and Monteverdi
(There are no seat allocations or paper tickets, but you should receive from Paypal a notification of your payment. Reception will have a list of people who have paid. Tickets include cup of tea and scone or cake from the cafe, which may be taken before or after the concert. Please show your Paypal acknowledgement on your phone or printed out to the cafe. The cafe will also have a list of who has paid.)
Future dates to end 2022
Saturday 8 October 2022: Mathilde Milwidsky (violin) & 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 ?? Dec 2022: To be announced
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: