Welcome to “TBS”!  We run chamber music concerts in Farnham with top professional musicians. All our concerts are open to the public and you can register to attend from this website. We are a registered Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO).

Entrance to our concerts is FREE and our concerts are funded primarily through retiring collections and donations. We especially welcome young people and their attendance is supported by CAVATINA.

Conservatoire Concerts in Godalming, which used to be part of TBS, is now a separate charity, see conservatoireconcerts.org.uk , as is Farnham Sinfonia see  www.farnhamsinfonia.org.uk

The original Tilford Bach Society, with its current Music Director Adrian Butterfield, runs the Tilford Bach Festival and is  a separate charity.

Musicians: Please read: A word to our musicians


Our Next Concert

7-30 pm Saturday 13 April 2024

MAIASTRA String Quartet

Programme

Haydn: String Quartet in D major, Op. 64 No. 5 “The Lark”

Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 10 in Ab major, Op. 118

Webern: Langsamer Satz

Beethoven: String Quartet No. 16 in F major, Op. 135

Maiastra String Quartet

Arisa Fujita – violin (Course Director)

Pavla Bedřichová – violin

Isobel Neary-Adams – viola

Finn Mannion – cello

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Violinist Arisa Fujita is a member of the long-established Fujita Piano Trio. She has performed extensively worldwide and alongside her many accomplishments as a performer, Arisa is also a Professor at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague in Holland. A Trustee of The Aidan Woodcock Charitable Trust, she has directed more than twenty of the main Maiastra courses.

Serbian violinist Jana Jakovljević is in the first year of her undergraduate studies at the Royal Acamdemy of Music. Already an accomplished musician, Jana has won Frist Prize at both the Brahms International Violin Competition and London Classical International Competition.

Violist Isobel Neary-Adams is studying for a Music degree at the University of Oxford, where she is also a music scholar. In November and December 2023 she participated in Maiastra chamber music projects with David Waterman and Florence Cooke.

Cellist Finn Mannion is an undergraduate at the Musik-Akademie in Basel, where he is also a laureate of the Beatrice Huntington Award and the Pablo Casals International Award. In 2019, Finn became the youngest ever winner of the Royal Philharmonic Society’s prestigious ‘Julius Isserlis’ scholarship.

Please register to attend. It is not essential but helps us to plan and we can contact you in case of any last minute problems

Entry is free but there will be a retiring collection at each concert with a suggested minimum donation of £10 per adult at afternoon concerts and £15-00 per adult at evening concerts from those who can afford it.  Donations are not expected for children & students or from parents who are bringing young children. Music lovers who are unable to make a donation are still most welcome. We want to make quality music accessible to all especially to families with children who are our next generation audiences.

Donations can be made online with these links:

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If you prefer to donate by bank transfer, please email “ciochairman@tilbach.org.uk” for bank details


4-00 pm Sunday 21 April 2024 (NB: later time)

Beethoven Symphonies 1 and 3 (Eroica)

Transcribed by Franz Xavier Scharwenka for four hands

Ben Schoeman & Tessa Uys

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In 2010, Tessa Uys and Ben Schoeman established a duo partnership after being invited to give a two-piano recital at the Royal Over-Seas League in London. Ever since, they have performed regularly at music societies, festivals and at the BBC and in 2015, they embarked on their journey with the nine Scharwenka/Beethoven Symphonies transcriptions.

They performed the transcription of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony for us in February and the concert was so successful that we have invited them back to play more of these wonderful transcriptions.

Please register to attend. It is not essential but helps us to plan and we can contact you in case of any last minute problems

Entry is free but there will be a retiring collection at each concert with a suggested minimum donation of £10 per adult at afternoon concerts and £15-00 per adult at evening concerts from those who can afford it.  Donations are not expected for children & students or from parents who are bringing young children. Music lovers who are unable to make a donation are still most welcome. We want to make quality music accessible to all especially to families with children who are our next generation audiences.

Donations can be made online with these links:

Donate £5  Donate £10  Donate £20  Donate £30  Donate £40  Donate £50  Donate £100

If you prefer to donate by bank transfer, please email “ciochairman@tilbach.org.uk” for bank details

 


Future TBS concerts at the Spire Church

2024

7-30pm Saturday 18 May: Elizabeth Cooney – violin – and Daniel Hill – piano: Bach and Beethoven violin sonatas
7-30pm Saturday 25 May: Dante String Quartet: Haydn, Beethoven and Brahms

Other concerts

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Donations to support Farnham Concerts

Entry is free but there will be a retiring collection at each concert with a suggested minimum donation of £15-00 per adult from those who can afford it.  Donations are not expected for children & students or from parents who are bringing young children. Music lovers who are unable to make a donation are still most welcome. We want to make quality music accessible to all especially to families with children who are our next generation audiences.

The following links are provided for anyone who prefers not to donate by cash at the concert or who wishes to make an additional ad hoc donation.

Donate £5   Donate £10   Donate £20   Donate £30    Donate £40     Donate £50  Donate £100

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 “Farnham” 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.


Next Godalming Conservatoire Concert

See their website: www.conservatoireconcerts.org.uk


Major Sponsors

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