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)
 
 

News

Concert tickets now on sale

Tickets for our ABBA to Oliver! , My Fair Lady to The Beatles concert on 30th June are now on sale. The advance price is £9 (door price £10) and tickets are available from Choir members, from our  Ticket Secretary on 01304 620560 or online here A hugely entertaining evening, featuring our ‘Favourite Songs of […]

Preview our summer concert poster

Here’s a preview of the poster for our summer concert – not yet generally available! This year we’re re-visiting the middle years of the twentieth century, with medleys of songs by the Beatles and Abba, and choral selections from ‘My Fair Lady’ and ‘Oliver!’. Rehearsals so far this session have been terrific fun and we’re […]

Now for something completely different!

We’re about to start rehearsals for this year’s Summer Concert which will feature selections from Oliver and My Fair Lady, and medleys based on music by The Beatles and Abba. This is at the opposite end of the musical spectrum to the Gounod and Vierne masses, but we are looking forward to the change of […]

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