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 recordings from our 70th Anniversary Concert, Handel’s Messiah


 ‘Surely he hath borne our griefs’




Choral Workshop with Scott Farrell

We are delighted that the Choir’s President, Scott Farrell, will be leading our Choral Workshop on Vierne’s Messe Solennelle next Saturday, 25th November. Everyone who attended really enjoyed last year’s workshop on John Rutter’s Requiem, and this year’s event promises to be just as enjoyable … and instructive! The Vierne will form part of our Spring […]

A ‘gloriously triumphant’ evening!

Wonderful music, a fantastic orchestra, outstanding Soloists, and confident and accomplished singing from the two choirs all combined to make Saturday’s performance one of our best yet. It’s really gratifying to receive accolades such as ‘brilliant’ and ‘wonderfully sung’, and to know that some passages actually moved members of the audience to tears. All those […]

One week left for advance tickets

It’s now only eight days until we sing Israel in Egypt at Holy Trinity Church Broadstairs. Everyone has been working really hard, and we’re all looking forward to what promises to be a fantastic concert. Tickets are available online at the advance price of £12 until midnight on Friday 3rd November. After that you will […]

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