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.
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"I defy anyone to sing better than Commotio!" (Bob Chilcott, Composer)
Next concert - Saturday 22nd June 2019 19:30, St John the Evangelist, 109A Iffley Road, Oxford OX4 1EH
As Matthew Berry takes a sabbatical in the summer term, Commotio is delighted to welcome Bob Chilcott to direct a programme that includes William Albright’s seminal Chichester Mass, Jan Sandström’s energising, yoik-inspired Biegga luohte, Henryk Górecki's Totus tuus, and works by Ysaÿe Barnwell, Bob Chilcott, James MacMillan, Jenny McLeod and Michael Tippett. All the works use thematic material from elsewhere, be it a plainsong, a traditional song, or a yoik!
Bob has been Principal Guest Conductor of the BBC Singers since 2002 and works with thousands of singers around the world every year. Commotio is delighted to have this opportunity to work with a conductor and singer of such vast experience and enterprise.