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Bob Chilcott: "I defy anyone to sing better than Commotio"! (Nov 2014)



Forthcoming Concerts


7:30 pm on Saturday July 23rd 2016, at St Nicholas Church, Chadlington, OX7 3LX

Tickets available on the door, but there is limited availability, so don't be late!

"An Evening with Bill and Bob (celebrating Shakepeare and Chilcott)"



Commotio is excited to perform for the first time in Chadlington, with internationally renowned composer and choral expert, Bob Chilcott. Following the success of their last joint project, The Rose in the Middle of Winter CD, which topped the Classical Specialist Chart in 2013, Commotio will be recording a new CD with Bob Chilcott later this year.

Highlighting the versatility of Chilcott’s work, Commotio will perform both a capella works and with acclaimed jazz pianist Alexander Hawkins, bassist Raph Mizraki, Jon Scott on drums and saxophonist Sue Greenway.

Commemorating 400 years since Shakespeare’s death, Commotio will breathe new life into Shakespeare’s familiar words with contemporary choral settings by Leslie, Hyde, Larsen and Łukaszewski. Following hot on the heels of the American première, Commotio will sing the European première of Bob Chilcott’s Ophelia, Caliban and Miranda in which poet Charles Bennett gives new voice to Shakespeare’s much loved characters in this choral-jazz fusion.

Join Bob Chilcott and Commotio for a fantastic evening of world-class contemporary choral music, including the opportunity to meet one of Britain’s most celebrated contemporary composers!

The programme will include:
  • Libby Larsen: A Lover's Journey
  • Henry Leslie: How sweet the moonlight sleeps
  • Thomas Hyde: Orpheus with his lute
  • Paweł Łukaszewski: Weary with toil, I haste me to my bed
and works by Bob Chilcott:
  • Nidaros Jazz Mass
  • Ophelia, Caliban, and Miranda – European Première
  • Jazz Songs of Innocence
  • Marriage to My Lady Poverty
  • Thou, my love, art fair
  • Weather Report



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Towards
the Light

Night

Luminosity

In the Heart
of Things

The Rose in the
Middle of Winter