Category Archives: Past Events

An evening with Bill & Bob

Saturday 23rd July 2016 at 7:30pm

An Evening with Bill and Bob
(celebrating Shakepeare and Chilcott)

St Nicholas Church, Chadlington, Oxfordshire, OX7 3LX

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Commotio is excited to perform for the first time in Chadlington, with internationally renowned composer and choral expert, Bob Chilcott. Following the success of their last joint project, The Rose in the Middle of Winter CD, which topped the Classical Specialist Chart in 2013, Commotio will be recording a new CD with Bob Chilcott later this year.

Highlighting the versatility of Chilcott’s work, Commotio will perform both a capella works and with acclaimed jazz pianist Alexander Hawkins and jazz trio.

Commemorating 400 years since Shakespeare’s death, Commotio will breathe new life into Shakespeare’s familiar words with contemporary choral settings by Leslie, Hyde, Larsen and Łukaszewski. Following hot on the heels of the American premiere, Commotio will sing the European Premiere of Bob Chilcott’s Ophelia, Caliban and Miranda in which poet Charles Bennett gives new voice to Shakespeare’s much loved characters in this choral-jazz fusion.

Join Bob Chilcott and Commotio for a fantastic evening of world-class contemporary choral music, including the opportunity to meet one of Britain’s most celebrated contemporary composers!

Tickets £12/£8 available from here

What does it mean to be Inclusive?

Saturday 16 July 2016


On Saturday 16th July there is a half-day Inclusive Church event for the Diocese of Gloucester exploring what it means to be inclusive. It will take place at The National Star College, Ullenwood Manor, Ullenwood, Cheltenham GL53 9QU – about 50 minutes drive away – between 1.30 – 4.30 pm.

Although we are not in the Diocese of Gloucester we have been invited to attend and a group from the Benefice will be going. If you would like to join us please let Mark know as soon as possible by emailing him here.

Folk Concert

Saturday 21 May at 7.30 pm





SATURDAY 21 MAY at 7.30pm

In aid of the Friends of All Saints Church, Spelsbury

Magpie Lane is a long established and highly regarded 5 piece Folk Band based in Oxford, specialising in traditional English songs and dance tunes. They give regular concerts in the Holywell Music Rooms and at folk festivals around the country. See their website

Admission is £12 to include a free drink on arrival
£10 for Friends of All Saints Church

A cash bar and small eats will be available during the interval

Tickets and more details here

Songs for all seasons

Sunday 8th May 2016 at 6.oo pm

Concert by the Benefice Choir


‘Music is well said to be the speech of angels.’

So said Thomas Carlyle, and if you agree with him, then do come to hear your local angels, aka The CHASE Benefice Choir.

We invite you to St Nicholas Church, Chadlington, on Sunday 8 May at 6pmfor a short concert of the traditional and contemporary anthems we sing at services through the year. Refreshments will be served to enhance the heavenly ambience.

There will be a retiring collection to raise funds for new music.