Cantorion Llandeilo Singers are donating most of the proceeds raised from their upcoming charity to two worthwhile causes.

Choristers have all enjoyed the feeling of elation after an evening of singing and are delighted to be able to donate a massive 80 per cent of ticket sales from their October concert to Tenovus Cancer Care and Cancer Research Wales.

On 14 April 1967, the Tenovus Institute for Cancer Research, based at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff, was opened by HRH Princess Margaret.

Since then, the Institute has produced industry-leading research, changing the lives of cancer patients all over the world.

In 2010, Tenovus Cancer Care set up the first ‘Sing with Us’ choir, the first of many across Wales, and continue to research the benefits of singing for people affected by cancer.

The Royal College of Music and Imperial College London have demonstrated scientifically that being a member of a choir and singing together makes people feel better. They have shown how this works biologically.

Singing reduces anxiety and depression, has a positive impact on biological markers related to stress, immune function, and inflammatory response, it reduces cortisol (stress hormone) levels, and has an impact on choir members’ endorphin and oxytocin levels which relate to social bonding.

There was also a positive change in a range of biomarkers related to immune function and inflammatory response in the body, both of which may be linked to the body’s ability to fight serious illnesses including cancer.

By combining Cantorion Llandeilo Singers with other choirs, music director Gordon Kilby has formed the West Wales Choral Collective - a choir of 101 singers - with a 42-piece orchestra led by Nia Bevan.

This needs a big venue so the concert will be held in St Mary’s Collegiate Church, Swansea on Saturday, October 19.

Coaches will be available for concertgoers from the Llandeilo area - at a cost of just £3 return trip to Swansea.

For a truly wonderful evening and to support these major charities which touch all of us in some way, come along and enjoy Puccini’s Messa di Gloria and Sullivan’s Festival Te Deum.

Tenor Robyn Lyn Evans, bass baritone Robert Glyndwr Garland and soprano Helen Massey will perform the solo parts and William Reynolds will play the organ as part of the orchestral forces in Sullivan's Festival Te Deum.

It will be a great evening out and for the ticket price of just £15 (plus £3 if you join the coach).

It is an event not to be missed.

The concert starts at 7.30 pm.

Tickets are available at Peppercorn in King Street, by calling 07851 786569, or at the door.