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

‘Policeman’s Chorus’ from Gilbert and Sullivan Favourites (2019)
 
‘He gave them hailstones for rain’ from Israel in Egypt (with The Seventy Chamber Choir, 2017)
 
‘Surely he hath borne our griefs’ from Messiah  (2016)
 
 
 

News

Carol Concert tickets now available

Our annual Carol Concert moves to Broadstairs this year. Take time out of your busy Christmas schedule to join us at Holy Trinity Church, Broadstairs, for carols old and new, interspersed with festive readings. This year’s Charity Appeal will be on behalf of the Motor Neurone Disease Association. The Carol Concert takes place on Saturday […]

‘Samson’ brings the house down

We were delighted with how well Saturday’s performance of Samson went. Many thanks to our outstanding Soloists and Orchestra, and to everyone who worked so hard to make the event such a success. It was fantastic to have such a large and appreciative audience, and to receive such wonderful feedback. For more photographs of the […]

Christmas starts tomorrow

Rehearsals for our Christmas Carol Concert start tomorrow, 7.45pm at St Peters Church Hall. If you would like to ‘give it a go’ do come along – we’ll equip you with music and find you an experienced member to sit with for the evening.

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