Our Director

Lindsay Gray founded Caritas in January 2013; he is also the Director and Conductor of the group. A former choLindsay Grayral scholar (counter-tenor) at King’s College, Cambridge under Sir David Willcocks and Sir Philip Ledger, Lindsay comes from Nottinghamshire where he sang in various choirs including St Peter’s and St Mary’s in Nottingham and Southwell Minster.

At Cambridge he read Music after which he took his PGCE in Music, French and Latin at Durham where he sung in the Cathedral Choir under Richard Lloyd, became organist and choirmaster in a local church and performed as a soloist with university chamber choirs and the opera group.

Lindsay then taught in four schools across the UK (three as Director of Music) before becoming a Headmaster, most recently at The Cathedral School, Llandaff, in Cardiff where he extended the age range of the school, doubled the numbers and created a choir of Girl Choristers.

After 14 years at Llandaff, Lindsay become Director of the Royal School of Church Music, a post he held until September 2012,

Since that time he has formed Caritas and taken on roles for periods of time as a trustee for the Woodard Academies Trust and governor of Peterston-super-Ely primary school and Clifton College. Since 2015 he has been Chair of trustees for the  bereavement charity ‘2 Wish upon a Star’ and he has also taken on mediation rôles in churches and cathedrals.  Lindsay was appointed Emeritus Director of the RSCM in December 2012 and has been  awarded the FRSCM  and HonFGCM diplomas for services to church music.

In addition to this portfolio of activities, Lindsay is a cricket fanatic (he follows the fortunes of the England cricket team with a passion!) plays table tennis and golf, and enjoys walking, travelling and eating Indian food. His wife Caroline and younger daughter Susanna have sung  soprano in Caritas at various stages.