Thanet Festival Choir

The Thanet Festival Choir (TFC) is a mixed choral group (male and female voices) of around 65 amateur singers. Based in the Isle of Thanet, East Kent, we regularly perform concerts to bring our music to the wider community. Although we do perform the occasional lighter concert, which might be Opera Choruses, Gilbert and Sullivan or Songs from the Shows, we tend to stick to traditional Choral Music (Messiah, Creation and Fauré Requiem amongst many others).

Would you like to sing with the choir?

We are an adult choir, but we welcome young people over the age of 16 provided that they are accompanied at rehearsals by a parent/guardian or other appropriate adult. Our membership is drawn from a wide range of musical abilities. Some of us have many years experience of singing in choirs, whereas others are relatively new to the joys and challenges of choral singing.

What is important is a desire to learn about singing and music, a commitment to our Wednesday evening rehearsals, a willingness to do some practice at home and, above all, a genuine desire to sing. If you would like to come and join us then  click here to find out more, or contact us.

We are particularly keen to welcome new members at the moment, as we re-build post-Covid.

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Listen to us singing

‘God so loved the world’ from Stainer’s Crucifixion (2022)
 
‘Policeman’s Chorus’ from Gilbert and Sullivan Favourites (2019)
 
‘He gave them hailstones for rain’ from Israel in Egypt (with The Seventy Chamber Choir, 2017)
 
‘Surely he hath borne our griefs’ from Messiah  (2016)
 
 
 

News

New Concert Date

We are delighted to say that our Puccini concert has been rescheduled for Saturday 17th September, 7.30pm at Holy Trinity Church, Broadstairs. 

Saturday’s concert postponed

Unfortunately we have made the difficult decision to postpone Saturday’s Puccini concert. We have so many singers down with Covid that it isn’t in the best interests of either audience or choir to go ahead. The good news is that we’re in the process of re-scheduling the performance for September – more information about this […]

Summer Concert tickets now on sale

Tickets for our Summer Concert, Puccini’s unashamedly operatic Messa di Gloria are now on sale. Join us in the beautiful surroundings of St Lawrence College Chapel, Ramsgate, at 7.30pm on Saturday 2nd July to celebrate the end of our first year back after the enforced Covid absence. Tickets cost £10, to include a complimentary glass […]

What's it like to sing in a choir?

New to singing or out of practice? Come along for an evening and have a go. Click here for more details

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