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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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Feature in the New York Times

Feature in the New York Times

A New Carol for an Old Christmas Tradition by Alex Marshall LONDON — Every Christmas Eve, the British composer Cecilia McDowall follows the same routine. At 3 p.m., as family members arrive at her London home, she goes into the kitchen, turns on the radio and starts...

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Gala Concert | Cecilia McDowall At 70

Gala Concert | Cecilia McDowall At 70

The London Festival of Contemporary Church Music 2021 presents a Gala Concert to celebrate Cecilia McDowall at 70. This birthday celebration programme performed by the LFCCM’s own Festival Singers includes a selection of Cecilia’s unaccompanied choral works alongside...

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BBC Radio 3 Music Matters Interview

BBC Radio 3 Music Matters Interview

On BBC Radio 3, Music Matters, Saturday, 3 April, Tom Service interviews Cecilia McDowall about the new Hyperion release of her sacred choral music sung by The Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge, conductor Stephen Layton. The programme is at 11.45am and may be found...

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Cecilia McDowall honoured at The Ivors Composer Awards

Cecilia McDowall honoured at The Ivors Composer Awards

The Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Works Collection recognises her exceptional body of classical works. In presenting the ‘Gift of the Academy’ award to Cecilia McDowall the Academy said that Cecilia is “a highly skilful and captivating composer who communicates...

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A Winter’s Night  |  Winchester College  |  Onyx Brass

A Winter’s Night | Winchester College | Onyx Brass

Classic FM has chosen A Winter’s Night as its Album of the Week with Alexander Armstrong. McDowall’s Christmas cantata, A Winter’s Night is sung by the Winchester College Chapel Choir with Onyx Brass, Ben Cunningham, organ, conductor Howard Ionascu. Recorded on the...

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