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Welcome to the Tilford Bach Festival website

The Tilford Bach Festival is an annual celebration of the works of Johann Sebastian Bach. In 2023 we have been particularly proud to be celebrating our 71st anniversary.

Our aim has always been to attract the very best of British & International musicians & performers while also promoting young talent about to start their music careers.

The festival is traditionally held in All Saint’s Tilford, a beautiful Victorian church set in an area of outstanding natural beauty on the Surrey & Hampshire border. It has a unique and relaxed atmosphere where we encourage performers to meet and mix with the audience during intervals and after each concert or recital.


In the future we will be introducing talks highlighting key events in Bach’s life & music, those who resided in the village such as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle who wrote ‘Nigel of Tilford’ here after the success of Sherlock Holmes, or Prime Minister Lloyd George and many others who have enjoyed the special environment, which is Tilford.

Walks along the river and in the areas used in films such as Gladiator, Robin Hood and Skyfall will also be highlighted in the future, to ensure those of a more adventurous nature can stretch their legs before coming to the festival.

You are all very welcome!

2024 Tilford Bach Festival – June 14th to 16th





Information on the 2024 Festival is now available on the programme page.Tickets are now on sale.


We incur expenses throughout the year and in particular in the run-up to the Festival. We really appreciate each and every donation, which help make it all possible. If you would like to make a donation, please click here.


The Tilford Bach Festival is a unique and very personal event and our church, although beautiful, is small and therefore ticket sales will never be sufficient to cover costs. As you can imagine, presenting the St. Matthew Passion, Mass in B Minor or the St John Passion are an enormous and costly undertaking.

We are therefore reliant on sponsorship to secure each festival and ensure that we can produce the very best musical program possible.

Should you wish to become a sponsor either specifically for a movement, performance, or in general then please contact

If you would like to donate and or be a sponsor and you are a UK taxpayer, then the value of your gift will be increased by 25% under the Gift Aid scheme at no extra cost to you.

For any sponsor and or donation over £500, we would like to offer you the choice of seats, complimentary drinks and an invite to the post main concert garden supperheld locally in Tilford with several of the performers & invited guests.

Please let us know if you might be interested and to those who are already supporting the festival,

A very big thank you as without you, we would not be here!

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