Concerts

If you would general information about our concerts, please contact Lindsay Gray on 0782 332 5844 or caritaschoir22@gmail.com

 

Come and join us for our first Caritas Concert outside Wales, at the beautiful church of St Thomas the Martyr, Bristol, on Saturday 30th September 2017 at 5.00 p.m.

Great choral music from the 16th century to the present day – including music by Handel who admired and played the organ at St Thomas the Martyr.

Price: Adult: £10.00 Child: £5.00

We look forward to seeing you at this wonderful venue!

BOOK NOW online at

https://www.visitchurches.org.uk/what-s-on/caritas-concert-at-st-thomas-the-martyr.html

 

In 2016 we restructured Caritas so that we now have two groups: a smaller ensemble of c. 14 singers (‘Caritas Consort’) and a larger group of c. 28 singers (‘Caritas Choir’) which will include many of the singers who have performed with us since we began.

One of the reasons for two groups is to enable us to put on more concerts each year and gradually to extend our range of locations.

All concerts will feature a range of music, unaccompanied or with organ, from the Renaissance period to the present day – plenty of variety, old and new, something for everyone.

We look forward to welcoming you;  come and hear us!

 

Caritas’s first concert was held in the beautiful medieval setting of Ewenny Priory on 7th March 2013. Music included Allegri’s ‘Miserere’, Purcell’s ‘Let mine eyes run down with tears’, Lotti’s ‘Crucifixus’ and Gibbons ‘O clap your hands’ as well as some more recent works by Walton, Vaughan Williams and Rutter.

At Ewenny in 2013 we were delighted to welcome one of Britain’s leading young composers, Tommy Hewitt Jones who has worked in Hollywood and who composed the Olympic Mascot theme 2012. We sung Tommy’s ‘Lead me O Lord’, an anthem written for the Royal School of Church Music, at the concert.

Having set out with a plan to raise £1,000 at every concert for a charity or other good cause, we reached this target in our first concert. There was much interest in the new choir, the repertoire and in the charity fund-raising with the result that the concert was sold out two weeks before it took place.

 

 

Since our first performance  in March 2013 we have put on 24 concerts, building a large and wide-ranging repertoire of almost 200 pieces as well as raising  over £28,000 for charities and other good causes.