Commonwealth Music Partnership

"Using music as a means of international dialogue, knowing no boundaries."

Commonwealth Music Partnership

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.”

Read more about the Commonwealth Music Partnership...

“A Song For The Commonwealth” words and music
by Simon Haw MBE.
“A Song For The Commonwealth” was dedicated to
Her Majesty The Queen on the occasion of
Her Majesty’s 90th Birthday in 2016.
This recording was performed by 54 members of the
Commonwealth Children’s Choir
with members of the
Commonwealth Youth Orchestra and
State Ceremonial Musicians of the Household Division.
The music was recorded and produced by Abbey Road Studios in May 2016.
The video shows members of the Commonwealth Youth Orchestra,
Commonwealth Children’s Choir and some of their
Commonwealth Music Partners from across the
54 nations of The Commonwealth, all coming together as a
Tribute To Her Majesty The Queen.



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