Caritas was created by Lindsay Gray in January 2013. For some time, Lindsay had considered the possibility of creating a choir of specially selected singers who would be able to learn new music very quickly, blend together both musically and socially, specialise in singing small scale works to a high standard and raise as much money as possible for charities and other good causes.
This vision became a reality when Lindsay issued personal invitations to 22 singers to join Caritas for the first rehearsal on 23rd January 2013. All singers would need to have very good sight-reading skills and a voice which would blend well to sing the Renaissance and Baroque repertoire which forms the main component of the concert pieces. Originally, 5 upper and 5 lower sopranos were selected, 4 altos (two counter-tenors and two female altos), 4 tenors, 2 baritones and 2 basses. One of our baritones is also an extremely able and experienced organist.