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

‘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

Spring concert cancelled

As the coronavirus  situation is now moving very quickly, we have made the difficult decision to cancel our forthcoming concert, scheduled for Saturday 21st March. All ticket monies will be refunded, we will contact you as soon as possible. The good news is that we will perform this same programme next Spring, provisionally on 20th […]

Come and Sing Bach’s Magnificat with TFC

If you enjoy singing and would like to try something a little different, why not join us at All Saints Church, Birchington, for a ‘come and sing’ Bach’s Magnificat on Saturday 18th April? In this daytime event (10am -4pm) our Music Director, Clifford, will guide us through Bach’s wonderful setting of Mary’s hymn of praise, […]

Spring concert tickets now on sale

Tickets for our performance of Stainer’s Crucifixion and other music for Passiontide, on Saturday 21st March, are now on sale. The concert will take place at St James’ Church Garlinge (Westgate & Garlinge) and tickets cost £10 in advance and £12 at the door (accompanied children £2). Advance tickets are available from Choir members, from the […]

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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