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Commotio – Music for Advent and Christmas

02 December 2023 @ 7.30pm to 9.30pm

St John the Evangelist Church, 109A Iffley Road
Oxford, OX4 1EH
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01865 613 507
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About Commotio – Music for Advent and Christmas

Guest Director: Sarah Tenant-Flowers

Alec Roth: Sol justitiae
Dobrinka Tabakova: Goodwill to men
Kenneth Leighton: Of a Rose is all my song
Arvo Pärt: Virgencita
Reena Esmail: The unexpected earthly hour
Will Todd: Angel song II
Suzzie Vango: Gaudete
Richard R Bennett: New year carol
David Childs: O magnum mysterium
Herbert Howells: Sing lullaby
Owain Park: A babe is born
Jonathan Dove: The three kings
Errollyn Wallen: Peace on earth
Benjamin Britten: Shepherd’s carol
György Ligeti: Éjszaka (Night)
Toby Young: The Owl

About Commotio

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.

About Sarah Tenant-Flowers

In the field of choral conducting, Sarah Tenant-Flowers is an internationally recognised performer and teacher. The numerous and versatile array of professional and amateur groups with which she has worked includes the Hilliard Ensemble, Chamber Choir Ireland, Cape Town Philharmonic Choir, the Friedenkirche Chor of Düsseldorf, English Baroque and Reading Bach Choirs, Harlow Chorus, and the choirs of the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, where she was a senior lecturer and subsequently served as head of choral conducting for several years.



Booking information

Standard tickets – £12.00
Consession tickets (over 60s) – £10.00
Consession tickets (students, unwaged, and age 16 to 17) – £8.00
Under 16 tickets – Free