Cecilia McDowall is another of the new generation of highly communicative musicians who favours writing which, without being in any way facile, is brightly cogent, freshly witty and expressive in its own right.
She constantly tweaks the ear with her range of spicy rhythms and colours then suddenly produces a highly atmospheric and grippingly expressive interlude which is just as compelling.
'Night Flight', for SSATB and cello solo, wins the 2014 British Composer Award - Choral category.
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On 27 August the Presteigne Festival Chamber Choir will give the Welsh premiere of Night Flight with Joy Lisney, cello, conductor, Philip Sunderland.
24 Hour Come and Sing Requiems at St Paul's Church, Covent Garden, London including Cecilia McDowall's new anthem, Now is the time. In aid of Cancer Research UK