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:

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
https://sites.google.com/view/all-saints-tilford/whats-on/tilford-bach-festival-2020?authuser=0

Musicians: Please read: A word to our musicians


New: Arrange your own Private Concert with Farnham Sinfonia Musicians

Click for details


Catch up on Farnham Chamber Music Festival 2020

Links to programmes and recordings

1 October 2020: FCMF – Clarinet Quintets Programme+ YouTube video

2 October 2020: FCMF – Mela Guitar Quartet Programme+ YouTube video

3 October 2020: FCMF – Tippett Quartet Programme+ YouTube video

10 October 2020: FCMF Elizabeth Cooney (violin) and John Mansfield (organ) Programe

  Festival Facebook Page with video clips

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 £13,000 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


Next Farnham Concert

7-30pm Saturday 12 December 2020

(moved from 5 Dec)

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

Special Baroque Christmas Concert

Oxford Bach Soloists

Period instrument ensemble

Conductor: Tom Hammond-Davies

Corelli: Christmas Concerto

Excerpts from Handel’s Messiah

JS Bach: Magnificat

Purcell: Behold I bring you glad tidings

Please read our Arrangements for attending LIVE concerts, bring your own mask or visor and your picnic chair.

Registration essential £5 each via PayPal – CLICK HERE Register for 12 Dec Baroque Christmas Concert

Attendance free with retiring collection, suggested donation of £25 or more, no donation expected for children and students

If the concert cannot be held because of Government restrictions the registration money will be given to the musicians


7-30pm Wednesday 23 December 2020

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

Christmas Concert with Choir

A relatively light hearted evening wieth our local choir, readers and musicians

Please read our Arrangements for attending LIVE concerts, bring your own mask or visor and your picnic chair.

Registration essential £3 each via PayPal – CLICK HERE Register for 23 Dec Christmas Concert

Attendance free with retiring collection in aid of Farnham Foodbank, no donation expected for children and students

If the concert cannot be held because of Government restrictions the registration money will be given to Farnham Foodbank


7-30pm Saturday 30 January 2021

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

String Trio

Elizabeth Cooney (violin)
Daisy Spiers (viola)
Bozidar Vukotic (cello)

Programme

Schubert – String Trio in B flat major, D 471, Movement  No.1 – the main part of this neglected work that Schubert never completed
Dohnanyi – Serenade for String Trio in C major Op.10 arranged for String Trio
Beethoven – String Trio inE flat major Op.3

Please read our Arrangements for attending LIVE concerts, bring your own mask or visor and your picnic chair.

Registration essential £3 each via PayPal – CLICK HERE Register for String Trio £3

Attendance free with retiring collection, suggested donation of £15 or more, no donation expected for children and students


Was 7-30pm Friday 27 November 2020 POSTPONED TO 2021

(Sorry the wrong date of 27 October has appeared in some programmes, Friday 27 November is the correct date)

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

Violin Sonatas & Trio

Natalia Lomeiko (violin)   Yuri Zhislin (violin/viola)  Alexander Karpeev (piano)

Beethoven: Violin Sonata no.3 in E flat major
Brahms: Horn Trio (arr. for violin/viola and piano)
Bruch: Nachtgesang (trio) from 8 pieces
Beethoven: Violin Sonata no.9 “Kreutzer”

Please read our Arrangements for attending LIVE concerts, bring your own mask or visor and your picnic chair.

Registration essential £3 each via PayPal – CLICK HERE Register for Violin sonatas Piano trio/duo £3

Attendance free with retiring collection, suggested donation of £15 or more, no donation expected for children and students


7-30pm Saturday 5 December 2020

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

Special Baroque Christmas Concert

Details to follow


7-30pm Wednesday 23 December 2020

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

Christmas Concert with Choir

Details to follow


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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Alexander Hart Solo Guitar Concert

Premiering on Saturday 26 September at 6-45pm

Programme of Mozart, Bach, Llobet, Walton, Barrios

Recorded at Farnham Museum

Watch here or click the image: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6RVrdx9IwA

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/


Major Sponsors

We are hugely grateful to our major sponsors:

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