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.
Listen to us singing
‘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)
Spring Session starts next Wednesday
Rehearsals for our next concert, Stainer’s Crucifixion and Sanders Reproaches start next Wednesday, 15th January. Join us at 7.45pm, at St Peters Church Hall, if you enjoy singing and would like to ‘give it a go’ – or, if you would like more information, contact us here
Celebrating Christmas at West Stourmouth
We are delighted to have been asked to celebrate Christmas with the residents of West Stourmouth at their lovely All Saints Church. This has become something of a tradition for TFC and is an event which we always enjoy. Join us at 7.30pm on Wednesday 18th December for carols, readings, mince pies, mulled wine and […]
Fantastic result of this year’s Christmas charity appeal
We are delighted to report that thanks to the amazing generosity of our audience £800 was raised for The Motor Neurone Disease Association at Saturday’s Carol Concert. This will be divided equally between ‘national’ MNDA and the East Kent Group.