Thanet Festival Choir

The Thanet Festival Choir (TFC) is a mixed choral group (male and female voices) of around 75 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.

We are particularly keen to welcome new members at the moment, as we re-build post-Covid.


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Listen to us singing

‘God so loved the world’ from Stainer’s Crucifixion (2022)
‘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)


Rehearsals start again on 6th September

We’ve all enjoyed the summer break and are now looking foward to singing together again, with the Autumn Session starting on Wednesday 6th September. The first five weeks of the session will be spent learning Vivaldi’s little known but beautiful Magnificat, in preparation for a workshop with Scott Inglis-Kidger of the Platinum Consort on Saturday […]

Concert tomorrow

An invitation to our summer concert, which takes place tomorrow. Join us for a right royal celebration at Holy Trinity Church Broadstairs, 7.30pm. Tickets £12, which includes a complimentary drink after the performance, available on the door or call Barbara on 01304 620560. 

Summer Concert tickets now on sale

Tickets for our summer concert on Saturday 1st July are now on sale, £12 which includes a complimentary glass of wine or non-alcoholic alternative after the concert. Available from our Ticket Secretary on 01304 620540, from Choir members, at the door, or online here

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