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 ‘The Armed Man’ now on sale

Tickets for our performance of Karl Jenkins’s The Armed Man – A Mass for Peace are now on sale. The adult advance price is £10 (£12 on the door) and children’s tickets cost £2. Tickets are available from the Ticket Secretary on 01304 620560, from Choir members or to purchase online click here.  Purchase your […]

It’s not too late to join us for ‘The Armed Man’

We’ve now done three rehearsals on The Armed Man, and what a superb piece of music this is. We’ve been delighted to welcome several new singers to our Open Rehearsals, and they seem to have enjoyed themselves and love the music as much as we do. There’s still time if you think you’d like to […]

Rehearsals start again tonight

Rehearsals start again this evening, after our summer break. If you would like to join us, or have always wanted to sing Karl Jenkins’s The Armed Man, come to the Trinity Resource Centre, St Mary’s Road, Cliftonville in good time for 7.45pm – we’re meeting in the hall rather than the Church tonight. A warm […]

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