Past Concerts

Since our first performance in March 2013 we have put on 41 concerts and events, building a large and wide-ranging repertoire of just over 300 pieces as well as raising over £49,000 for charities and other good causes.

Our first concert

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

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.

Past concerts and money raised

Here is a list of all Caritas concerts, venues, amounts raised and charities/organisations supported. If you wish to donate money to Caritas or to one of the charities we have supported, please get in touch with us via our Contact page

Grand Total Raised

£49,720 from 41 events
£1,212 average for each event
Supporting 56 different charities and good causes

(correct as of 1st July 2021)


March: Ewenny Priory – £1,000 – NSPCC

June: St German’s, Roath – £1,300 – WaterAid

July: St Michael’s College – £600 – National Garden Scheme

November: Newport Cathedral – £1,010 – St David’s Hospice, Newport & St Woolos Choral Foundation

December: Cardiff County Club – £1,961 – Lady Taverners

December: Dyffryn House – £1,016 – National Trust


April: St Martin’s Roath – £4,050* – End Polio Now

April: St Mary’s Swansea – £800 – Maggie’s Cancer & St Mary’s Foundation

June: St Augustine’s, Penarth – £1,500 – Making Music Changing lives

November: Dewi Sant, Cardiff – £1,000 – Mind

December: St Nicholas, The Vale – £1,300 – 2 Wish upon a Star


March: St Teilo, Cardiff – £1,060 – Huggard Centre for the Homeless

June: Ewenny Priory – £1,220 – Anthony Nolan Trust

Photo (right): Huw Riden


February: St Michael’s College – £1,030 – Shelter Cymru & The Little Princess Trust

March: Abergavenny – £400 – Music in Hospitals

April: Dewi Sant – £1,023 – Diabetes UK Cymru (£700) and Dewi Sant pipe organ (£323)

June: St John’s Cardiff – £250** – Ty Hafan (Festival special concert)

June: All Saints Barry – £1,200 – Ty Hafan & All Saints roof (£600 each)

October: Peterston-super-Ely – £864 – Church roof & Children in Yemen

November: Swansea – £840 – St Mary’s Music Trust & Ty Olwen Hospice

December: St German’s, Roath – £1,164 – Cardiff Food Bank and St German’s organ fund


March: Newport Cathedral – £1,122 – Mind (Newport) & Friends of Newport Cathedral Choir

May: Ewenny – £1,300 – Defibrillator / Anthony Nolan Trust

June: Lower Machen – £1,018 – LM Festival, Enable (Caerphilly CC)

September: St Thomas the Martyr, Bristol – £1,150 – The Churches Conservation Trust

December: Penarth Pier Pavilion – £1,505 – Penarth Arts & Crafts (PACL) and Cardiff Samaritans


February: St Michael’s Centre, Llandaff – £1235.55 – Nekemte Christian Education College, Ethiopia

April: St German’s, Roath – 1,250 NSPCC – (£750) and Lasallian Developing World Projects (£500)

July: Beulah United Reformed Church, Rhiwbina – £600 – British Red Cross Syria Appeal

October: All Saints, Penarth – £1660.45 – St Peter’s Church Old Cogan (£819.63) & Gofal (£840.82)

December: Priory Church of St Mary, Usk - £1300 - Hope and Homes for Children & Priory Church of St Mary

December: Insole Court, Llandaff - £1376 - Headway & Insole Court


March: St Michael’s Centre, Llandaff - £1128.02 - The Wallich

March: Brecon Cathedral - £1324.26 - Tenovus, Brecon Cathedral

June: Ewenny Priory - £1678.77 - The Alzheimer’s Society (£1542), Ewenny Priory (£136.77)

July: St Davids Cathedral, Pembrokeshire - £845 RSPB, St Davids Choral Foundation

September: St Mary's Nolton, Bridgend - £1400 'Croeso Cowbridge' Syrian Refugee project 

November: All Saints Church, Barry - £1315 - Friends of the Earth (£600) & All Saints organ renovation project (£715)

December: St Margaret’s Church, Roath, Cardiff - £1503.95 'Welsh Hearts' & St Margaret’s Church reredos resoration project 


October: Llamau STAY:UP Event 

November: 'Christmas with Caritas' online recordings - £1,450 - Cardiff Samaritans (£1,300) & St German's Church, Roath (£150)


June: St Martin's Roath, Cardiff - £1300 - Llamau

*The exceptional £4,050 at St Martin’s Roath in April 2014 was due to the additional input from the Bill Gates Foundation which adds on twice the amount raised in respects of specific charities of which ‘End Polio Now’ is one; happily, we had easily exceeded the usual £1,000 target even before the Bill Gates addition.

**The concert at St John’s Cardiff (June 2016) was part of the Cardiff Festival of Voice – 18 choirs in 18 venues – hence the £250 fee rather than fund-raising (entrance to the concerts was free of charge).

Clockwise: St Mary's Nolton, Bridgend, September 2019; St David's Cathedral, July 2019; St Michael’s Centre, Llandaff, January 2018; Come and Sing, All Saints Penarth, October 2018