Our Advent concert will be on Saturday 3rd December
at SJE Arts
Tickets are available here: Buy tickets
On a wintery evening, Commotio invites you to the warm atmosphere of SJE Arts for a concert packed with Advent cheer.
Commotio's inaugural concert seventeen years ago featured A boy was born
and, with four of the original members still singing,
the choir is delighted to reprise Britten's early masterpiece.
Perhaps best loved by choristers for the rambunctious Torches
, John Joubert's other carols are miniature gems.
Commotio is pleased to sing three of these in anticipation of his 90th birthday in March 2017.
Commotio will perform carols by two composers with whom the choir has enjoyed close links, and whose works it has successfully recorded.
Francis Pott's Adam lay ybounden
and Richard Allain's The Magi's Gifts
have already become firm favourites with the choir.
The programme will also include a previously unpublished carol by Bernard Rose in his centenary year,
and Alfred Desenclos' Noël des Flandres
will receive its UK première; the rich, exotic textures and harmonies reminiscent of his contemporaries, Messiaen and Daniel-Lesur.
The full programme is:
||A boy was born
||Adam lay ybounden
There is no rose
Of a rose, a lovely rose
I sing of a maiden
|Edward T. Chapman:
||Noël des Flandres (UK Première)
||BC: AD - This was the moment
||The Magi's Gifts
||Love came down at Christmas
||A Christmas Carol: The Christ-Child
Then on Sunday, December 4th
, we are delighted to announce we will be taking part in
the Parkinson's UK Oxford Christmas Carol Concert
at Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford,
when we shall be singing (amongst other things) the world première of a carol written by Bob Chilcott and dedicated to the Oxford Parkinson's group.
Other performers will be Tom Poster (piano), Clemmie Franks (alto), and the Parkinsingers, with readings by Ian Hislop and Paul Mayhew-Archer.
Next year, we are greatly looking forward to our spring concert on Saturday, March 4th 2017
at SJE Arts
, when we shall be joining forces
with the A440 Orchestra
to perform James MacMillan's extraordinary Seven Last Words from the Cross
We shall also be singing Richard Allain's Salve Regina
, and the A440 Orchestra will be playing Elgar's Introduction and Allegro for Strings.
This event is likely to be popular, so we recommend early purchase of tickets here!
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In the Heart
The Rose in the
Middle of Winter