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)


Tickets for ‘Saint Paul’ now on sale

Following on from our memorable performance of Elijah in 2014, we are delighted to present Saint Paul, written when the composer was in his twenty-sixth year. The oratorio tells the story of  various events in the life of St Paul, with an integrated scheme of recitatives, arias and thrilling choruses telling the story of the […]

Come to our Choral Clinic on Saturday 9th February

Deborah Miles-Johnson, who will lead our Choral Clinic on 9th February, works regularly with the UK’s leading choirs and has developed methods of enhancing the choral sound and giving amateur singers a new-found confidence in their own voices. She is an experienced professional singer, teacher and conductor who will help us improve our basic singing […]

Make a New Year’s Resolution to start singing

Singing is a wonderfully satisfying thing to do. Getting to grips with a new choral work and working with friends towards singing it in concert, and then performing it with a full orchestra and professional soloists ranks very high amongst life’s pleasures. Next Wednesday, 9th January, we begin rehearsals for our Spring Concert, Mendelssohn’s oratorio […]

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

Upcoming concerts