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.

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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)
 
 
 
 
 
 

News

Join us for Haydn’s ‘Nelson Mass’ after the summer break

How lovely it was to end the summer session with a sell-out concert, which singers and audience enjoyed immensely. Rehearsals start again on Wednesday 4th September, and our first two rehearsals will again be ‘open rehearsals’ – taster sessions which anyone interested in joining us is invited to attend. The work to be rehearsed will […]

Summer Concert tickets now on sale

Join us for a summer selection of favourites from Musical Theatre – My Fair Lady, Oliver!, The Sound of Music, West Side Story and many others, including songs by Jerome Kern, Cole Porter, Stephen Sondheim and Andrew Lloyd Webber. Tickets £12 in advance from our Ticket Secretary 01304 620650 or from Choir members. £15 at […]

Join us for a taster session

Our rehearsals on 10th and 17th April will be Open Rehearsals – free taster sessions which you can attend without feeling under any obligation to join or commit long term. So if you have always wondered what it might be like to sing with a choir now is your opportunity! Join us at St Peters […]

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

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