In 2012, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II,
Head of the Commonwealth (1952 – 2022),
graciously gave an unique honour to the
Commonwealth Youth Orchestra and Choir
by becoming its Diamond Jubilee Patron 2012.
To mark and celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 2012 and as a tribute to
Her Majesty’s many decades of service to The Commonwealth,
the Commonwealth Youth Orchestra and Choir
launched the Commonwealth Music Partnership.
This major international music partnership is linking up
musicians, choirs, orchestras and music schools in all
56 nations of The Commonwealth.
The Commonwealth Music Partnership provides opportunities
for fully-funded international platforms,
engagement, education and exchange.
In 2017 the Commonwealth Youth Orchestra and Choir
was hugely honoured to be invited by
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II to perform on the broadcast of
The Queen’s Christmas Message 2017.
In The Queen’s Christmas Message 2017, Her Majesty said:
“The Commonwealth has an inspiring way of bringing people together and the
Commonwealth Youth Orchestra and Choir is a reminder of how truly vibrant
this international family is.”