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)
 
 

News

Now for something completely different!

We’re about to start rehearsals for this year’s Summer Concert which will feature selections from Oliver and My Fair Lady, and medleys based on music by The Beatles and Abba. This is at the opposite end of the musical spectrum to the Gounod and Vierne masses, but we are looking forward to the change of […]

A thoroughly enjoyable evening

Saturday 24th March proved to be a thoroughly enjoyable evening for all concerned. Those singing were thrilled to have done justice to these two lovely settings of the Mass, and the audience was hugely appreciative – the compliments are still coming in! It was especially pleasing to hear that the Chairman of Thanet District Council […]

Introducing our Soloists

The Soloists in our forthcoming Gounod/Vierne concert will be Helen Bailey (Soprano), Nicholas Keay (Tenor) and Jim Clements. Helen has sung with us on several occasions – most recently in our 2015 Dvorak, Elgar and Finzi concert – and it’s lovely to welcome her back. Nicholas is also making a welcome return to Thanet Festival […]

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