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

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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.

Click to donate to our musicians for the Farnham based series all money raised will be paid out to musicians:

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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


All future concerts are now postponed due to the Government Restrictions

Dates planned for concerts in summer and autumn

Friday 21 May 730pm at Spire Church (details to follow)

Sunday 6 June 4pm at Bury Court Barn: Farnham Sinfonia

Friday 25 June  730pm at St Andrews Farnham: Solem String Quartet

Saturday 2 October 730pm at St Andrews Farnham: Farnham Sinfonia with soloist Coco Tomita

Friday/Saturday 22/23 October: Farnham Chamber Music Festival

Friday/Sunday 29/31 October: Farnham Chamber Music Festival

Details of the concerts that were planned for January and February are shown below and we will try to reorganise these concerts as soon as we can in spring/summer.

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.
https://vimeo.com/showcase/6757898

Wigmore Hall
https://wigmore-hall.org.uk/whats-on/event-listing
Do register free and sign in to get access to past concerts.


Farnham Sinfonia Ensemble

Elizabeth Cooney (violin); Peter Fenech (viola); Judith Fleet (cello); Dave Brown (Double Bass);  Daniel Hill (Piano)

“Viennese” Programme

Schubert – ‘Trout’ Quintet
Schubert – Notturno for Piano Trio
Kreisler – Liebesleid and Caprice Viennoise for Violin and Piano
J.Strauss – Blue Danube Waltz and festive pieces for strings

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

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.


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

Mathilde Milwidsky (violin) & Gamal Khamis (piano)

Sponsored by The Countess of Munster Musical Trust

Programme

Schubert Sonatina in D
Beethoven Sonata in D op 12 no 1
Elgar Sonata in E minor, op 82
Wieniawski Faust Fantasy

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

Nathalia Lomeiko, Yuri Zhislin & Alexanda Karpeyev

Programme

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”

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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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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