Thanet Festival Choir

The Thanet Festival Choir (TFC) is a mixed choral group (male and female voices) of around 100 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.


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Listen to us singing


 ‘Surely he hath borne our griefs’ from Messiah  (2016)
‘Hallelujah!’ from Messiah (2016)
‘He smote all the first-born of Egypt’ from Israel in Egypt (with the Seventy Chamber Choir of Thanet, 2017)


‘Armed Man’ nearly sold out

Saturday’s concert has nearly sold out and we cannot guarantee that there will be tickets available at the door. Please ring our Ticket Secretary on 01304 620560 for up-to-date availability.

Tickets are selling fast!

Tickets for Saturday’s concert are selling fast – could it be another sell-out? We can’t guarantee that there will be any available at the door, so book now to avoid disappointment. Telephone our Ticket Secretary on 01304 620561 or purchase online now

Introducing our reader and soloist

Simon Paisley Day, who will be giving readings from the works of the First World War poets and others at our concert on 10th November, is an acclaimed actor who has worked extensively in theatre, TV, film and radio over a 25-year career. Recent theatre highlights have included the title role in Timon of Athens […]

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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