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‘Works by Cecilia McDowall proclaim an instinctive understanding of the medium allied to the ability to speak directly to the listener and wholly without artifice.’
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The Sixteen | A Choral Odyssey

The Sixteen | A Choral Odyssey

The fifth programme in our A Choral Odyssey series explores the origins of the carol – in its earliest form it was a round dance, more secular than sacred. Mediaeval carols were for everyone from festivities in the town square or village green to celebrations in...

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Song of the Mice

Song of the Mice

In March 1983, on her 29th birthday, the Russian poet, Irina Ratushinskaya, received a seven year prison sentence for expressing ‘anti-Soviet agitation and propaganda’ in her verse. Undaunted, she continued writing poems in prison, aware of the possibility of yet more...

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Clara Barton | Glasgow School of Arts

Clara Barton | Glasgow School of Arts

The Glasgow School of Arts has launched an ambitious project involving seven women composers called Composeher. Due to the current situation the premieres have been postponed from May 2021 to May 2022. Cecilia McDowall collaborated with the poet, Seán Street, on this...

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Carol Services at St Paul’s Cathedral | 23 & 24 Dec

Carol Services at St Paul’s Cathedral | 23 & 24 Dec

On 23 and 24 December at 4pm carol services at St Paul's will include Cecilia McDowall's carol, 'Before the paling of the stars'. This is the start of the Christmas season with the re-telling of the story of the birth of Christ in words and music. The Cathedral Choir...

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