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.
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)
Introducing …. Bach’s ‘Magnificat’
Sadly we still aren’t able to resume live rehearsals. We had hoped for January but are now hoping for April. On the positive side, our Wednesday evening Zoom sessions for the next three months will focus on Bach’s ‘Magnificat’ – a work which we had planned to tackle during a ‘come-and-sing’ day last April but […]
Zooming on at Christmas
With still no live rehearsals in prospect we continue to enjoy our Wednesday evening Zoom singalong sessions. Over the past few weeks we’ve worked our way through works by Mozart, Elgar, Bruckner, Haydn and Mendelssohn, and for the last two sessions of 2020 we’ll be getting into the Christmas spirit with choruses from Handel’s […]
No ‘live’ rehearsals yet
Although the most recent government guidance does allow amateur choirs and music groups to rehearse outdoors, or in Covid-secure venues, we have taken the very difficult decision not to return yet. With Covid infections rising and winter approaching it seems neither prudent nor responsible for us as an organisation to take this step now. […]