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)


Change of concert venue

Due to unforseen circumstances our spring concert on 24th March will now take place at Holy Trinity Church Broadstairs, and not Holy Trinity Church Cliftonville. Our thanks to Father Dominic and the team at Trinity Broadstairs for allowing us to sing in their beautiful Church once again.

Make a New Year’s Resolution to start singing!

Rehearsals start again next Wednesday, 10th January. If you enjoy singing and have been thinking about joining a choir, then now could be good opportunity to act!  We’ll be rehearsing two works by French composers – Louis Vierne’s Messe Solennelle and Charles Gounod’s Messe Solennelle de Sainte Cécile. Both works are beauitiful, lyrical, and accessible […]

Carol Concert Charity Collection

We are delighted to report that the collection raised £760, which will be rounded up to £800 from choir funds. This means that the Kent Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance Trust and Michael Yoakley’s Charity will each received a cheque for £400. Thank you very much to all who gave. We wish all our members, […]

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