Founded in 1999 and based in Oxford, the 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.
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"I defy anyone to sing better than Commotio!" (Bob Chilcott, Composer)
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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.
Next concert - Saturday 9th June 2018 19:30, St John the Evangelist, 109A Iffley Road, Oxford OX4 1EH
Music by women composers on the centenary of the Representation of the People Act. To include works by Rebecca Clarke, Rolande Falcinelli, Vítezslava Kaprálová, Elizabeth Maconchy, Cecilia McDowell, Thea Musgrave and Florence Price.