Thanet Festival Choir

The Thanet Festival Choir (TFC) is a mixed choral group (male and female voices) of around 75 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.

We are particularly keen to welcome new members at the moment, as we re-build post-Covid.

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Listen to us singing

‘God so loved the world’ from Stainer’s Crucifixion (2022)
 
‘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

Join us for our Spring Session

Rehearsals start again next Wednesday, 11th January. As usual we’ll meet at 7.45pm, at St Peter’s Church Hall, and we’ll be working on Bob Chilcott’s St John Passion in preparation for our concert on 25th March. This is a modern work, premiered in 2013, so represents something of a new challenge. If you’d like to join […]

£500 raised for Porchlight

We are delighted to say that the retiring collection in aid of Porchlight, held at the end of our Carol Concert, raised £500. Thank you to Abbie for giving the Appeal, and to everyone who gave so generously. Porchlight do vital work in the community, helping rough sleepers and others who are struggling with homelessness. 

Christmas

We have so much enjoyed singing carols at West Stourmouth, All Saints Church Birchington, and Buckmaster House this Christmas. We’d like to thank everyone for their support during the year, and wish you all the merriest of Christmasses and a Happy New Year. We’ll be back ‘in harness’ on 11th January, with rehearsals for Bob […]

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