Sir David Willcocks CBE MC

We are very sad to announce the passing of our Joint President Sir David Willcocks, who died on Thursday 17 September. There is an extensive obituary in the Daily Telegraph – HERE and in the Independent HERE

Personal tribute from TBS member Lord David Lea of Crondall:

“I played the double bass in the Cambridge University MS Orchestra circa 1958- 61 and he was not only inspiring musically – I remember as if it was yesterday our rehearsals and performance of Verdi’s Requiem in Kings College Chapel – but was also so kind and generous – in for example writing in his own hand to say that he totally understood and agreed when I asked for permission to miss a rehearsal when it clashed with a debate I was involved in at the Cambridge Union.

Fast forward and only in the past five years I was singing in a choir which he conducted in Leipzig – in the Maria Kirche – the domain of JS Bach and ditto for Handel in Halle not too far away.

Both unforgettable – he brought out the best in everyone and more widely he has undoubtedly left a huge legacy- not least in the worldwide reputation and standards of English choral music.”

Memorial Concert for our founder Denys Darlow 

St George’s, Hanover Square, London
7-00 pm on Tuesday 24 November 2015
led by Laurence Cummings and Adrian Butterfield with London Handel Orchestra and Choir of St George’s. People who sang with Denys in the past will be encouraged to join the singing towards the end of the concert.

This will be a free concert but with ticketed and reserved seating.  Booking will start on Tuesday 6 October through the London Handel Festival. See or download Booking Form HERE

Our Next Concert

Solem String Quartet

Saturday 31 October 2015: 7-30pm

St Andrew’s Church, Farnham, GU9 7PW

Solem String Quartet


Shostakovich String Quartet No 8
Schubert String Quartet D.804 “Rosamunde”
Beethoven String Quartet Op 74 “The Harp”

Full details and tickets HERE

Welcome to the Tilford Bach Society! We have been running top quality concerts in Farnham and Tilford since 1952.

Adrian Butterfield

Adrian Butterfield

We organise a period instrument festival each June in Tilford Church with internationally famous performers and regular monthly concerts from September to April in Farnham.

All our concerts are open to the public and you can buy tickets on-line from this website. We are a registered charity and especially welcome young people and for our Farnham concerts entry for 8-25 year olds is FREE through CAVATINA. Accompanying parents and teachers to may also attend FREE – details HERE.

Our Music Director is Adrian Butterfield, who is professor of baroque violin at the Royal College of Music. Read the recent interview with Adrian HERE.

We are twinned with Music-at-Hill in the City of London, who run regular concerts and a period instrument Bach Festival in July.

See menu on the left for future concerts from October onwards


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