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

Spring concert tickets now on sale

Tickets for our performance of Stainer’s Crucifixion and other music for Passiontide, on Saturday 21st March, are now on sale. The concert will take place at St James’ Church Garlinge (Westgate & Garlinge) and tickets cost £10 in advance and £12 at the door (accompanied children £2). Advance tickets are available from Choir members, from the […]

A new concert venue

Our next concert takes place at St James’ Church, Westgate/Garlinge – on the Canterbury Road near the M&S garage. This is a new venue for us and we’re very much looking to singing there. Our programme features a selection of music for Palm Sunday, Passiontide and Easter, with John Sanders’ incredibly moving Reproaches and Stainer’s Cruicifixion as […]

Spring Session starts next Wednesday

Rehearsals for our next concert, Stainer’s Crucifixion and Sanders Reproaches start next Wednesday, 15th January. Join us at 7.45pm, at St Peters Church Hall, if you enjoy singing and would like to ‘give it a go’ – or, if you would like more information, contact us 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