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‘Sometimes richly tonal, sometimes more exploratory in harmonic range, her music is always full of invention…’
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18 May 2024 | The Sixteen | An Old Belief

Time: 7:30 pm
Location: St Luke's Church, 194 Ramsden Rd, London SW12 8RQ

The Sixteen
Harry Christophers
, conductor
Programme to include:

Cecilia McDowall: An unexpected shore (from Good News from New England)

18 May 2024 | Berkshire Choirs, Massachusetts

Time: 3:00 pm
Location: Saint James Place, 352 Main St, Great Barrington, MA

Berkshire Concert Choir and Children’s Choir
Ryan LaBoy,
 Music Director
Concert to include:

Cecilia McDowallThe Girl from Aleppo

17 May 2024 | Berkshire Choirs, Massachusetts

Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Common Room at Zion Lutheran Church, 74 First Street, Pittsfield, MA

Berkshire Concert Choir and Children’s Choir
Ryan LaBoy,
Music Director
Concert to include:

Cecilia McDowallThe Girl from Aleppo

15 May 2024 | BBC Choral Evensong

Time: 3:00 pm
Location: BBC Radio 3

The Choir of Exeter Cathedral
Timothy Noon, Director of Music
Michael Stephens-Jones, organ

Cecilia McDowallChurch bells beyond the stars

12 May 2024 | Choral Evensong at Girton College, Cambridge

Time: 5:30 pm
Location: Girton College, Cambridge, UK

The Choir of Girton College
Dr Gareth Wilson, Director of Chapel Music
Service to include:

Cecilia McDowallPreces and Responses

12 May 2024 | Cantamus Chamber Choir | Wiltshire Live Music Centre

Time: 4:00 pm
Location: Holy Trinity Church, Church Street, Bradford-on-Avon, UK

Cantamus Chamber Choir
Steven Hollas,
organ
Stephen Harvey,
countertenor
Ruth Kenyon,
harp
Mike Daniels, conductor

Leonard Bernstein: Chichester Psalms
Bob Chilcott: TheMiracle of Spring
Cecilia McDowallA Fancy of Folksongs

12 May 2024 | Cantamus Chamber Choir

Time: 4:00 pm
Location: Holy Trinity Church, Church Street, Bradford-on-Avon, UK

Cantamus Chamber Choir
Mike Daniels
, conductor
Steven Hollas, organ
Ruth Kenyon, harp
Stephen Harvey countertenor
Concert to include Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, Bob Chilcott’s The Miracle of Spring and

Cecilia McDowallA Fancy of Folksongs

11 May 2024 | Brighton Festival Youth Choir | The Girl from Aleppo

Time: 6:00 pm
Location: All Saints Church, The Drive, Hove BN3 3QE, UK

Brighton Festival Youth Choir
Thomas Kemp,
violin
Nick Andrews,
piano
Juliette Pochin, conductor
This recital from Brighton Festival Youth Choir is based around the themes of displacement and hope. The Girl From Aleppo tells the story of Nujeen Mustafa who escaped the war in Aleppo and travelled to Europe in a wheelchair, set to music by Cecilia McDowall. Other songs include Fast Car by Tracey Chapman, the grittily realistic story of a woman trying to escape the cycle of poverty, Va Pensiero the exiled Hebrew Slaves and some a cappella arrangements which takes the audience on a very different kind of journey!

Cecilia McDowallThe Girl from Aleppo

The 369th Festival of the Clergy Support Trust
sung by the Choirs of St Paul’s Cathedral, Durham Cathedral and Rochester Cathedral
Music Caelos ascendit hodie Stanford; Jubilate Deo G. Gabrieli; God is light Cecilia McDowall;
My soul there is a country Parry; Give unto the Lord Elgar
Andrew Carwood, Director of Music

5 May 2024 | Choral Evensong at Girton College, Cambridge

Time: 5:30 pm
Location: Girton College, Cambridge, UK

The Choir of Girton College
Dr Gareth Wilson, Director of Chapel Music
Service to include:

Cecilia McDowallPreces and Responses