Bob Chilcott: "I defy anyone to sing better than Commotio"! (Nov 2014)
Commotio at Merton College, Oxford, in December 2012 Photo courtesy of Dawn Washburn
Commotio is one of Oxford's foremost chamber choirs, formed in August 1999 to provide a refreshing alternative to the more readily available repertoire offered by most other choral groups, performing primarily lesser known material of the 20th and 21st centuries.
I applaud the fine work of Commotio and the choir’s conductor, Matthew Berry. It is so exciting to find a young, vibrant choir that takes such care and pleasure in its commitment and exploration of new music. Go, Commotio!
... Commotio, one of our finest young choirs ...
Stephen Pritchard, The Observer February 2012
Commotio's concert ... bore all the hallmarks of this extraordinary choir - a fascinating mix of different styles by mainly contemporary composers, all showcasing these singers' remarkable rapport and range of techniques..
Nicola Lisle, Oxford Times June 2009
This is a recording that demands to be heard: an extraordinary young choir and an outstanding cellist...
Ivan Moody, International Record Review March 2008
This is a very good choir...
Robert Matthew-Walker, Musical Opinion March 2006