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Commotio Christmas Concert 3rd December, Merton College, Oxford

Location: England, United Kingdom
Choir type: Chamber Choirs and Vocal Ensembles
Voicing: Mixed
Arnold Schoenberg:
Friede auf Erden
James MacMillan:
Bring us, O Lord God
Richard Allain:
There is no rose
Dan Locklair:
Three Christmas Motets
Frank Ferko:
The Snow Lay on the Ground
Tchaikovsky, arr. Leo Hussain and Ralph Allwood:
Danse de la fée-dragée
Malcolm Williamson:
Ding Dong! Merrily on High
Andrew Cusworth:
There is no rose
David Gorton:
Alma Redemptoris Mater
Ambrož ?opi:
Stella, quam viderant magi
Ambrož ?opi:
Beata es, Virgo Maria
Peter Racine Fricker:
A Babe is born

Commotio, Oxford’s Contemporary Voices, offer a seasonal sensation of choral music to start your Christmas celebrations. Featuring lesser known works by established composers and championing the works of emerging composers, Commotio offer something a little more exciting than the average choral fare!

Written prior to his treatise “Method of Composing with Twelve Tones Related Only to Each Other”, Schoenberg’s setting of Meyer’s poetic essay on Peace is a tour de force, passing from a central major key to realms of atonality.
Steering back in to the safe harbour of the tonal, works by Allain, Copi, Gorton, Ferko and Cusworth will act as the Christmas baubles on the Commotio tree this year, with an equally sparkly tinsel of works by Fricker, Williamson and Locklair. Commotio is very pleased to be singing MacMillan’s Bring us, O Lord God, commissioned for fellow Oxford choir, Schola Cantorum in memory of our mutual friend and singer, Lydia Press.

Come join Commotio for a fantastic festive feast of contemporary choral music!

Saturday December 3 Merton College, Oxford 7.30pm
Merton Street
Oxford OX1 4JD
£12 (£6 concessions)
Tickets available on the door, via or by emailing

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