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Tilford Bach Festival

Name:

Tilford Bach Festival

Location:

Tilford & Franham, Surrey, England, UK

Venues:

All Saints Church Tilford, near Farnham, Surrey
Great Hall of Farnham Castle.

Years:

Since 1952 (Annual Festival)

Months:

May-Jun

Artistic Director:

Denys Darlow (1952-2002)
Laurence Cummings (2003-2010) & Adrian Butterfield (2003-Present)

Ensembles:

Tilford Bach Socieyu Choir & Orchestra

Website:

Tilford Bach Society
Tilford Bach Festival (Wikipedia)

History & Mission:

The Tilford Bach Festival is held annually in the Great Hall of Farnham Castle and All Saints Church Tilford, near Farnham, Surrey, and specialises in performances of Baroque music using authentic instruments and orchestration.

Denys Darlow, who established the Tilford Bach Society in 1952, directed the London Handel Festival and became well known as a conductor and interpreter of 17th and 18th century music. Following the 50th Festival in 2002, Denys Darlow retired as Director. Laurence Cummings and Adrian Butterfield are now the Music Directors of the Society. Laurence Cummingse works with many well-known period ensembles as director, conductor and harpsichord player and Adrian is a very prominent baroque violin player and teacher.

For the first two decades, performances at the Festival drew heavily on local musicians, amateurs as well as teachers and professionals; from the 1970’ s onwards, however, 'historically informed performance' came to dominate more and more, and amateur involvement gradually died out. Today the festival is an entirely professional event and specialises in performances of Baroque music using authentic instruments and orchestration.

Throughout the year the TBS organises concerts of Baroque, classical and contemporary music played by young and exciting professional musicians in the Great Hall of Farnham Castle.

Recent Festivals:

52nd Festival: May 27-Jun 5, 2004
53rd Festival: May 21-Jun 4, 2005
54th Festival: May 26-Jun 3, 2006
55th Festival: May 25-Jun 1, 2007
56th Festival: May 30-Jun 7, 2008
57th Festival: May 29-Jun7, 2009

58th Festival: May 28-Jun 5, 2010
59th Festival: May 27-Jun 4, 2011
60th Festival: May 25-27, 2012
61st Festival: May 24-26, 2013
62nd Festival: Jun 6-8, 2014

Logo:

Source: Tilford Bach Society Website & Wikipedia Website

Prepared by Aryeh Oron (December 2010 - February 2014)

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