Comprising approx. 30 experienced amateur singers under its professional director, The Seventy Choir has earned a reputation for fine a cappella singing.
Described as "One of the finest mixed voice choirs in Kent", The Seventy Chamber Choir of Thanet consists of approximately 30 members, all of whom are experienced singers. The choir has built a reputation for giving high quality performances and sings a varied repertoire of works, ranging from the Renaissance era (Tallis, Byrd, Victoria and Palestrina) through the Baroque and Romantic periods to living composers such as Chilcott, Lauridsen, Pärt and Whiteacre. We give at least four concerts each year and also perform at Cathedral services, weddings, and other special occasions. Rehearsals take place on Monday evenings at The Vale United Reformed Church, Broadstairs. Why the ‘Seventy’ Chamber Choir? The reason is simply that the choir was originally formed within a church-based youth club, called ‘The Seventy Youth Club’ after the seventy disciples sent out by Jesus (Luke 10: 1-2), and continued under the ‘Seventy’ name after the youth club was disbanded.
We are an auditioned choir and there is sometimes a waiting list for most voice parts, but we are always keen to hear from prospective new members.