Thanet Festival Choir

The Thanet Festival Choir (TFC) is a mixed choral group 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’




Summer break

It was very satisfying to have such a productive and rewarding rehearsal last night, the final rehearsal of the session.  We embark on our summer break – and a well-earned rest – secure in the knowledge that as a choir we have really started to get to grips with Israel in Egypt and that everything […]

No rest for the wicked?

Rehearsals for our exciting Autumn concert Israel in Egypt start tomorrow evening, Wednesday 21st June. As one might expect from Handel, Israel is a musically inventive and very powerful work, with lots of thrilling double choruses for us to enjoy! We’ll be performing this on 4th November at Holy Trinity Church Broadstairs, with the Seventy […]

A perfect show for a summer’s evening

Our summer concert last night was greatly enjoyed by singers and audience alike, and was a fitting end to our 70th Anniversary Year programme. After a relatively gentle first half featuring Rutter’s lovely folk song arrangements and some beautifully-sung ‘ensemble’ items, the second half was an opportunity for everyone to let their hair down and […]

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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