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 Sunday, 28 June, the City of Canterbury Chamber Choir, conductor George Vass, presents a concert as a 'musical celebration in memory of John McCabe' at St Mary of Charity, Faversham, Kent.
On Sunday, 17 May, Martin Baker and the Westminster Cathedral Choir give the premiere of a new a cappella work, Adoro te devote as part of the LFCCM.