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 recordings from our 70th Anniversary Concert, Handel’s Messiah


 ‘Surely he hath borne our griefs’




Tickets for ‘Israel in Egypt’ now on sale

Tickets for Israel in Egypt are now on sale. The advance price for adults is £12 (tickets will cost £15 on the door) and accompanied children £2. Telephone our Ticket Secretary, Barbara, on 01304 620560 or purchase online here. Tickets are also available from Choir members. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear Handel’s wonderful music, […]

Soloists for ‘Israel in Egypt’ announced

We are delighted to announce that the Soloists for our forthcoming performance of Israel in Egypt are Catherine Futcher (Soprano), Elizabeth Green (Soprano), Sam Holmes (Counter-Tenor), Mark Dobell (Tenor), Michael R. Bundy (Bass) and Ryan Pollock (Bass). All except for Catherine and Sam have sung with us before – Elizabeth in Sprig of Thyme and […]

All systems ‘go’

Rehearsals started again on Wednesday, and everything bodes well for an exciting and successful concert on 4th November. The Committee is already hard at work on the organisational front – here’s a preview of the concert poster.

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