Visiting Composer - Cecilia McDowall
Dulwich College is honoured to have award-winning British composer Cecilia McDowall as our Visiting Composer. Cecilia often comes to the College to provide one-to-one supervision to students at GCSE and A Level, and to deliver insightful talks on the art of composition.
She composed the choral work Some corner of a foreign field for the College. It was premiered at the Spring Concert at King’s College Chapel on 25 March 2015 by Dulwich College Chorus, Madrigal Choir, & Concert Orchestra, with James Oxley, tenor, and Richard Mayo, conductor, and subsequently performed on our USA tour in 2017. The central section of the work sets a ‘versioning’ of E.A.Wodehouse’s (OA) poem, ‘Before Ginchy: September 1916’ by the Master of Dulwich College, Dr Joseph Spence.
Head of Academic Music
Claire Cousens BA FRCO
In 2019 Dulwich College was awarded Independent School of the Year for the Performing Arts, acknowledging the work and talent of the Drama and Music departments. The award was conferred by Independent School Parent magazine.