Renowned and award-winning British composer Cecilia McDowall will travel to Cleveland in February for a series of master classes and rehearsals, which will culminate in Cecilia and Her World: Music of Cecilia McDowall, with two performances on February 26 & 27, 2022.
Central to these concerts celebrating McDowall's choral works will be the world premiere of On the Air (Dear Vaccine), commissioned by the Cleveland Chamber Choir. These concerts will also include music she considers influential to her own style, including Britten, Stravinsky, and Tallis. Additionally, choirs from CWRU, CSU, KSU, and YSU will join us for these concerts, and combine with CCC for a massed performance of McDowall's The Presence.
McDowall won the British Composer Award for Choral Music in 2014 and, more recently, the Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Works Collection in 2021. Her works are performed worldwide.
Both concerts will be free and open to the public.
Be sure to arrive early for "In Conversation: Cecilia McDowall with Charles Edward McGuire" beginning 45 minutes before each performance.