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 available to purchase at the official launch concert on 22nd September.
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 (CD launch) - Friday 22nd September 2017 19:00, St George the Martyr, Borough High Street, London SE1 1JA
Commotio is pleased to invite you to the launch of our new CD, ‘All Good Things’: Choral works by Bob Chilcott. Recorded in September 2016, this disc represents the first recording of several new works for choir and Jazz trio, including ‘Nidaros Jazz Mass’, ‘Ophelia, Caliban and Miranda’, and ‘Jazz Songs of Innocence’. The choir will be joined by a jazz trio, fronted by international pianist, Alexander Hawkins. In addition to the accompanied works, All Good Things also features several a cappella works, including Thou, my love, art fair, originally written for The Kings Singers. Commotio's live recording can be viewed below.
Please join Commotio, Bob Chilcott and Alexander Hawkins to celebrate the release of our new disc. Following a concert of selected works form the CD, we will be celebrating with a drinks reception. The event is free, and we will be taking a retiring collection to fund St George the Martyr’s organ restoration , and the continuing funding of the choir. The reception will be from 8.30 (concert 7.00-8.15).