ATTENTION - AUDITIONS Commotio is looking to audition new singers in the week beginning 25th September 2017. If you are interested please email email@example.com
Founded in 1999, the Oxford-based choir Commotio performs contemporary choral music primarily from the 20th and 21st centuries showcasing works by younger or lesser-known composers. The choir is particularly recognised for its fine tuning, attention to detail and challenging repertoire. The name Commotio derives from the Latin for movement/excitement.
"I defy anyone to sing better than Commotio!" (Bob Chilcott, Composer)
Commotio's latest CD - available now! Recorded in September 2016, this disc represents the first recording of several new works for choir and jazz trio featuring Alexander Hawkins (piano), Raphael Mizraki (double bass), Jon Scott (drums), Sue Greenway (saxophone) and Bob Chilcott (piano). Order from Presto Classical (Click here), Colchester Classics (Click here), or through the choir (Click here).
Our live performance of 'Thou, my Love, art Fair', made during the recording sessions, can be viewed at the bottom of this page.
"There are a number of things about Commotio that I have always found compelling. Firstly, their sound: it is clear and mobile and I never tire of listening to it. Their sound is also consistent, even though the singers change from time to time. The choir work in a very detailed way with their conductor Matthew Berry who encourages honest, good music making with a real focus on intonation. They are an enabled, intelligent group who clearly love what they do." Bob Chilcott, Presto Classical, 11th September 2017
Next concert - Saturday 2nd December 2017 19:30, St John the Evangelist, 109A Iffley Road, Oxford OX4 1EH
Arvo Pärt: Sieben Magnifcat Antiphonen Grace Williams: Ave Maris Stella Stephen Montague: Poor baby Jesus (World Premiere) Diana Burrell: Sweet was the song Richard Rodney Bennett: Lullaby baby Henri Büsser: Berceuse Bressane Richard Allain: Welcome all wonders Carl Rütti: O nata lux de lumine The Wexford Carol (arr. Timothy Noon) James MacMillan: O radiant dawn Darius Milhaud (arr. Jeffcoat): Two Marian Motets