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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The BBC Singers give the London premiere of 'Standing as I do before God'. It will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 at 6pm
On Monday, 31 August Gillian Keith, soprano, and Timothy End, piano, give the premiere of 'Flights of Angels', a new cycle featuring poems by Simon Mundy, Kevin Crossley-Holland and Sean Street.