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

‘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

Tickets for ‘Samson’ now on sale

Our Autumn Concert, Handel’s Samson, will take place at Holy Trinity Church Broadstairs on Saturday 16th November, starting at 7pm. Samson is one of Handel’s finest dramatic works, akin to opera in its dramatic impact but with the rousing choruses typical of the composer’s oratorios. We have a splendid quintet of Soloists in Rosemary Galton, […]

A new rehearsal venue

We have decided to move our rehearsals to St Peters Church Hall, Hopeville Avenue, St Peters CT11 2TR with immediate effect, so next Wednesday’s rehearsal (25th September) will take place at St Peters. We are very sad that our long association with Holy Trinity Church Cliftonville and the Trinity Resource Centre has come to an […]

Back after the summer break

Rehearsals start again this evening, 4th September, 7.45pm at Holy Trinity Church in Cliftonville.  We’ll be rehearsing Handel’s Samson, for our Autumn Concert on 16th November. This is a wonderfully dramatic work, almost operatic in scope, which is new to most of us. If you’d like to join the Choir do join us – we’d […]

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