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

No ‘live’ rehearsals yet

  Although the most recent government guidance does allow amateur choirs and music groups to rehearse outdoors, or in Covid-secure venues, we have taken the very difficult decision not to return yet. With Covid infections rising and winter approaching it seems neither prudent nor responsible for us as an organisation to take this step now.  […]

Lockdown

Unfortunately our rehearsals and concerts have been cancelled until further notice due to the coronavirus crisis. We are all missing our singing and our TFC friends very much, and hope that we will be able to resume in September. In the meantime, good wishes to all our members, friends and supporters – stay safe and […]

Spring concert cancelled

As the coronavirus  situation is now moving very quickly, we have made the difficult decision to cancel our forthcoming concert, scheduled for Saturday 21st March. All ticket monies will be refunded, we will contact you as soon as possible. The good news is that we will perform this same programme next Spring, provisionally on 20th […]

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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