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)


Introducing our Christmas Charity

The retiring collection at this year’s Christmas Carol Concert will be in aid of Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund. Each year around 10,000 people in the UK are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. It is the fifth most common cause of cancer death, causing five percent of all cancer deaths each year, but  has the lowest survival rate […]

Carol Concert programmes now on sale

Join us at 3pm on Saturday 15th December for our annual Christmas Carol Concert. Admission is by programme, available now from Choir members, from our Ticket Secretary on 01304 620560 or online here, price £5 for adults and £2 for children.

‘Tis (nearly) the season to be jolly

It’s only just over a week since we performed The Armed Man as our Armistice Weekend tribute, and what a special and memorable evening it was! We’ve had one well-earned Wednesday off and now it’s time to prepare for our Christmas Carol Concert and the West Stourmouth Carol Service. Christmas always comes early if you […]

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