Welcome to the Tilford Bach Festival website

The Tilford Bach Festival is an annual celebration of the works of Johann Sebastian Bach and this year we are particularly proud to be celebrating our 70th 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!

Save the Dates!

2022 Tilford Village Carols by Candlight – December 17th at 18:30

2023 Tilford Bach Festival – June 16th to 18th





All Saints, Tilford will be back in action (assuming all goes to plan) for the annual Tilford Village Carols by Candlelight, to be held on Sunday 17th December, 2022, at 18:30 - more details to follow. We also have a date for next year's Tilford Bach Festival, 16th to 18th June, 2023. Full details of performers and programme will follow.

Note that the parish of All Saints is conducting ongoing fund-raising page for roof repairs, with a target of £100,000 for the roof restoration. Festival patrons are invited to contribute at this this link.


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 the PayPal button below


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 info@tilfordbachfestival.com

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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