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.
Listen to us singing
‘Sicut locutus est’ from Vivalidi Magnificat. Workshop with Scott Inglis-Kidger on 7th October 2023
Alcock ‘Sanctus’ from Crown Ceremonial (2023)
‘Sing my Tongue, the glorious battle’. Opening chorus from St John Passion by Bob Chilcott (2023)
Part of the ‘Gloria’ from Puccini Messa di Gloria (2022)
‘Policeman’s Chorus’ from Gilbert and Sullivan Favourites (2019)
Christmas ‘Messiah’ tickets now on sale
Tickets for this year’s Christmas Concert, Handel’s Messiah Part One are now on sale, price £16 for Adults, £14 for Friends of Thanet Festival Choir, and £2 for Children. They are available from Choir members, from our Ticket Secretary on 01304 620560, or online (50p booking fee) here
Our Christmas Concert this year will be Part One, sometimes called ‘the Christmas Portion’, of Handel’s wonderful Messiah. The work begins with the prophecy of the Messiah and His virgin birth by the prophet Isaiah. His birth is also described in words by Isaiah, followed by the annunciation to the shepherds, followed by reflections on the […]
Rehearsals for Christmas Concert start tomorrow
Rehearsals for our Christmas performance of Handel’s ‘Messiah’ start tomorrow, Wednesday 11th October, 7.45pm-9.30pm at St Peters Church Hall. Do join us.