Leading performers of contemporary choral music in Oxford
Founded in 1999 and based in Oxford, the chamber 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.
Interested in joining? Come and join us as we enter our 21st season with the launch of a new CD, a tour to Japan, our biennial visit to Douai Abbey, and performing a host of contemporary and neglected choral repertoire. Contact us to arrange an audition (all voice parts considered)
"I defy anyone to sing better than Commotio!" (Bob Chilcott, Composer)
Next concert - Saturday 7th December 2019 19:30, St John the Evangelist, 109A Iffley Road, Oxford OX4 1EH
Benjamin Britten: Christ’s Nativity Michael Tippett: The Weeping Babe Peter Maxwell Davies: Jesus autem hodie Peter Inness: Balulalow Elizabeth Maconchy: There is no rose Cecilia McDowall: The Annunciation Bernard Rose: Our Blessed Lady’s Lullaby Jaakko Mäntyjärvi: Noel – Christmas Eve 1913 Gabriel Jackson: O virgo virginum Arthur Wills: Carol of the Foal Colin Riley: Snow Down Kenneth Leighton: The Christ-Child lay on Mary’s lap