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.
Listen to us singing
‘Sicut locutus est’ from Vivalidi Magnificat. Workshop with Scott Inglis-Kidger on 7th October 2023
Alcock ‘Sanctus’ from Crown Ceremonial (2023)
‘Sing my Tongue, the glorious battle’. Opening chorus from St John Passion by Bob Chilcott (2023)
Part of the ‘Gloria’ from Puccini Messa di Gloria (2022)
‘Policeman’s Chorus’ from Gilbert and Sullivan Favourites (2019)
Concert tickets now on sale
Tickets for our Spring Concert are now on sale. Do join us on Saturday 16th March at 7.30pm, and our concert venue is Holy Trinity Church, St Mary’s Avenue, Cliftonville CT9 3TN. We are delighted to be revisiting Howard Goodall’s inspirational Eternal Light: a Requiem, last performed by the Choir in 2015. The programme will also […]
New Year – New Challenge
Rehearsals for our Spring Concert, Howard Goodall’s Eternal Light begin on Wednesday 10th January, 7.45pm at St Peter’s Church Hall. This is a lovely piece of music with some unique challenges – quite a contrast to Messiah but we’re really looking forward to us. If you’d like to join us, and ‘give it a go’ come along […]
Tomorrow’s concert – beware road closure!
If you are coming to our concert tomorrow evening please be aware that due to road closures Holy Trinity Church cannot be approached (other than by foot) via Broadstairs High Street. You will have to go down Carlton Ave and then turn right into Crow Hill. Turn right at the bottom of Crow Hill ignoring […]