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.
Dates through to May 2022 have been added below
7-30pm Friday 3 December 2021 (NB: NOT Saturday) + see Important Information below
Music will start around 8-00pm
Tudor Christmas: Musick and Minstrelsy
This concert is dedicated in memory of Cate McKee’s late father, Canon Jeffrey Bell, former Priest-in-Charge of Tilford
Mr Simpson’s Little Consort
(String players from the Eisenach Ensemble)
Cate McKee – Soprano, Tenor Viol
Lucy Bignall – Treble Viol, Violin
Sue Snell – Viols
Judith Morgan – Viols
Piers Snell – Bass Viol
Programme of joyful Christmas Music by Byrd, Cobbold, Gibbons, Holborne, Simpson, Victoria etc
If PayPal is blocked from this link, please use the links on the webpage as access from MailChimp may be blocked. The bank account for transfer is “Tilford Bach Society CIO”, Sort code: 405240 Account: 00030776. If you reserve by bank transfer and are new, please email me so that I have your contact details.
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 most concerts costs between £1,000 and £1,500 to put on larger donations are most welcome Donations are not expected for children & students. Music lovers who are unable to make a donation are still most welcome. We want to make quality music accesible to all especially to families with children who are our next generation audiences.
Future dates to May 2022
Saturday 22 January 2022: Mathilde Milwidsky (violin) and Gamal Khamis (piano)
Bach, Part, Beethoven, Grieg, Wieniawski
Saturday 26 February 2022: Piano Trio: Yuri Zhislin, Nathalia Lomeiko & Alexander Karpeyev
Medtner, Bruch & Brahms
Saturday 19 March 2022: Farnham Sinfonia, cello soloist Ozgur Kaya, 1st winner of Farnham Sinfonia Award
Friday/Saturday/Sunday 13/14/15 May 2022: Farnham Chamber Music Festival
Saturday 21 May 2022: Farnham Chamber Music Festival
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 “Sinfonia” 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.
New: Arrange your own Private Concert with Farnham Sinfonia 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 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.
Recommended sites for online concerts
St Mary Perivale
Still running three top quality chamber music concerts a week including some musicians who have played for TBS. These concerts are accessible free in high definition video from their new showcase page. Hugh Mather and his team do more for musicians and audiences than any other group of volunteers that we know and have no Government funding, so do support them.
Do register free and sign in to get access to past concerts.
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: