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)


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 […]

Concert tickets now on sale

Advance tickets for our Spring Concert are now on sale, and cost £10 for adults (the price on the door will be £12), £5 for students and £2 for accompanied children. You can purchase tickets via Choir members, by contacting our Ticket Secretary, Barbara, on 01304 620560, or online here Do join us for these […]

Poster preview

Here’s a preview of the poster for our forthcoming concert. Our Soloists in this wonderful all-French programme will be Helen Bailey, Nicholas Keay and Jim Clements, and we’ll be accompanied on the organ by Scott Farrell, Director of Music and Organist at Rochester Cathedral – who also happens to be our President. Tickets will be […]

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