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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Conductor, Lars Freden, and the Gustaf Vasa Chamber Choir perform 'Ave maris stella', 'Magnificat' and 'Stabat Mater' in the Gustaf Vasa Church in Stockholm. There will be a pre-concert talk.
The BBC Singers gave the London premiere of 'Standing as I do before God' on 30 September. The concert will be broadcast on BBC Radio 3, Hear and Now, at a later date.