Commotio with Joseph Spooner, cello

/ Mar

Commotio with Joseph Spooner, cello

SJE Arts
Start Time
07:30 pm - 09:15 pm
£12, £10 (60+), £8 (students)

Francis Pott:  At First Light (World Premiere)
Ivor Gurney: Since I believe in God the Father Almighty
Anthony Miller:  Benedic, aima mea, Dominum
George Lloyd: Psalm 130

Commotio performs alongside British cellist Joseph Spooner in a world premiere of a work for choir and cello by Francis Pott, commissioned by Eric Bruskin. The work sets text from the Mass for the Dead, from Ecclesiastes, Wisdom of Solomon, Psalm 150, and poets Thomas Blackburn, Kahlil Gibran, Alun Lewis and Wendell Berry.

For those who have yet to come to a Commotio concert, this is a group that performs contemporary choral music. Their specialty is seeking to bring to light work by little-known composers along with overlooked pieces by the better-known. Always interesting, their performances are of an exceptionally high standard.

‘I defy anyone to sing better than Commotio!’
​Bob Chilcott
‘I applaud the fine work of Commotio and the choir’s conductor, Matthew Berry. It is so exciting to find a young, vibrant choir that takes such care and pleasure in its commitment and exploration of new music. Go, Commotio!’
Eric Whitacre