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 orginal 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.

Musicians: Please read: A word to our musicians

Music for Lockdown

Conservatoire Concert performances from Godalming starting 6-30pm on 28 March

Click HERE for a collection of links 

and scroll down for our last concert


Ticket sales are not enough to pay for our concerts!
Please become a Friend or Sponsor – Details HERE

Click here to read about our Chamber Music Festival in October

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.


Last Farnham Concert for a while took place on 20 March

Double Bass & Piano Recital

 CLICK HERE to listen and/or watch

(Apologies that the video lasts only for 29 minutes – the fully charged battery lasts only that long)

This was a “retiring collection” concert so if you enjoy the recordings please consider donating

Click HERE to donate £10 towards Will and Gorka’s concert all such donations will be passed to Will and Gorka

Will Duerden (double bass)

BBC Young Musician 2018 Strings Finalist.

Listen to his performance here

Haslemere String Competition winner 2019


Robert Schumann – Adagio and Allegro Op 70
Emil Tabakov – Motivy – double bass solo
Franz Schubert – Nacht und Traüme
Giovanni Bottesini – Adagio Melancholico et Appassionata
Ravel Gaspard de la Nuit (Ondine & Scapa) – piano solo
Cesar Franck – Sonata in A, Movements 1 & 2
Stuart Sankey – Carmen Fantasy

Gorka Plada Giron (piano)

Born in 2002 in El Puerto de Santa María, Spain, Gorka Plada Giron showed his interest in music at a very early age. He began teaching himself the piano from the age of five, before joining the local music school three years later where he received piano tuition from Maria Jesús Durán.

In 2016, Gorka joined the Yehudi Menuhin School where he now studies piano with Marcel Baudet and was awarded a scholarship by the UK’s Music and Dance Scheme.

Gorka has performed throughout Spain, UK, Germany and Holland participating in festivals including the Wimbledon Festival, Segovia Music Festival and Maryat Players Festival. He has had considerable success in numerous competitions, concerts and festivals as both soloist and chamber musician. He was awarded 1st prize and Chopin prize in the Julio Casas International Piano Competition, 2nd prize in Enschede Piano Competition, 1st prize and audience prize in Lorenzo Palomo chamber music competition, 3rd prize in the Intercollegiate Beethoven Competition, and 1st prize in Santa Cecilia Piano Competition.

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.




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:

DonatusCrest Tilford WoodsCoMlogo cavatina logo