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
‘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)
Carol Concert programmes now available
This year’s Christmas Carol Concert will take place at All Saints Church, Birchington, at 3pm on Saturday 17th December. As usual there will be carols old and new, readings, and an Appeal – this year’s Charity is Porchlight. Admission is by programme, price £5, available from Choir members, by telephoning 01304 620560 or 01843 602332, […]
Tickets for Faure ‘Requiem’ now on sale
Tickets for our forthcoming performance of the Fauré Requiem and Cantique de Jean Racine are now on sale. The cost is £10, which includes a glass of wine (or non-alcoholic alternative) after the performance, children £2. Tickets are available from our Secretary, telephone 01843 602332 (please note change to usual number), from Choir Members, at the door, […]
Rehearsals for the Faure ‘Requiem’ begin on Wednesday
Having at last performed our postponed Puccini ‘Messa di Gloria’ we are now ready to embark on rehearsals for our November concert – Faure’s Requiem and Cantique de Jean Racine. If you’d like to join us, come to St Peters Church Hall, Hopeville Avenue, St Peters at around 7.30pm on Wednesday evening and we’ll be delighted […]