‘Sometimes richly tonal, sometimes more exploratory in harmonic range, her music is always full of invention…’


14 June 2024 | Shakespeare in Song

Time: 6:15 pm
Location: St Giles, Cripplegate, London, UK

City of London Schools’ Camerata (mixed voice chamber choir)
Richard Quesnel (conductor)
Concert to include:

Cecilia McDowall: Sigh no more, ladies

15 June 2024 | Winchester Cathedral | Sung Eucharist

Time: 5:30 pm
Location: Winchester Cathedral, WILTS, UK

Sung Eucharist on the occasion of the 30th Anniversary of the Ordination of Women
Winchester Cathedral Chamber Choir
Service to include:

Cecilia McDowallVeni, Creator Spiritus

15 June 2024 | Harrogate Choral Society | Leonardo

Time: 7:00 pm
Location: St Wilfred's Church, Harrogate, Yorkshire, UK

Harrogate Choral Society
Sara Trickey, v
Eleonore Cockerham,
Gareth Brynmor John,
National Festival Orchestra

David Lawrence, conductor
In Leonardo Dreams of His Flying Machine composer Eric Whitacre and poet Charles Anthony Silvestri aim to conceptualize the sublime thoughts of renaissance genius Leonardo da Vinci, an artist but also a visionary whose mind conceived terrible engines of war such as tanks but also flying machines.The final work, Cecilia McDowall’s Da Vinci Requiem, represents an imaginative pairing of extracts from the notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci with texts from the Latin Missa pro defunctis.

Cecilia McDowallDa Vinci Requiem

15 June 2024 | Lancaster Singers

Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Lancaster Priory Church of Saint Mary, Priory Close, Lancaster LA1 1YZ, UK

Lancaster Singers
Ian Jones, 
Ian Tate, Accompanist
Concert to include:

Cecilia McDowallAve maris stella

15 June 2024 | Sine Nomine Singers

Time: 7:30 pm
Location: St George Parish Church, Bickley, Kent. UK

Sine Nomine Singers
Daniel Gethin, 
Musical Director

Gustav Holst’s evocative setting of the “Nunc Dimittis” and Cecilia McDowall’s poignant reflection on mortality, Standing as I do before God both look death straight in the face and ultimately conquer it. These compositions capture the sense of peace and fulfillment found in the ancient canticle and invite us to contemplate the journey towards spiritual fulfillment.

15 June 2024 | Thames Philharmonic Choir

Time: 7:30 pm
Location: St Paul's Church 32a Wilton Place Knightsbridge London SW1X 8SH, UK

Thames Philharmonic Choir
Harry Bradford, conductor
James Orford, organ

Philip Moore: All Wisdom Cometh From The Lord
Jonathan Dove: Seek Him the Seven Stars
Jonathan Dove: Missa Brevis
James MacMillan: A New Song
Cecilia McDowall: Psalm 65
Francis Jackson: Benedicite in G

16 June 2024 | Shakespeare in Song Recital

Time: 12:00 pm
Location: St Laurence Church, 37 Bromley Road London SE6 2TS, UK

Francesca Chiejina, soprano
Jocelyn Freeman, piano
Concert to include

Cecilia McDowallGive me my robe (from Four Shakespeare Songs)

19 June 2024 | Evensong at Temple Church

Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Temple Church, London, UK

The Choir of Temple Church
Thomas Allery, Assistant Director of Music
Service to include:

Cecilia McDowall: O God, the protector of all (UK premiere)

22 June 2024 | Bristol Bach Choir | Music for a Summer’s Evening

Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Redland Hall, Redmaid's High School, Bristol, BS9 3AW

Bristol Bach Choir
David Bednall,
Nigel Nash, accompanist
Bristol Bach Choir’s summer concert will be a beautiful and entertaining mix of the fun, thoughtful, poignant and sensuous as they explore secular music by Bob Chilcott, Cecilia McDowall, William Mathias, and George Shearing.

Cecilia McDowallShipping Forecast

4 July 2024 | London Oriana Choir and Gesualdo Six

Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Union Chapel 19b Compton Terrace London N1 2UN, UK

Multi-award winning The Gesualdo Six join London Oriana Choir in their final 50th anniversary celebrations for a concert heralding the future, featuring a collection of bold and beautiful choral settings including Cecilia McDowall, Bob Chilcott and Errollyn Wallen, with the rarely performed Eric Whitacre work, The Stolen Child, as its centrepiece.