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Commonwealth Youth Orchestra and Choir

"Using music as a means of international dialogue and creating opportunities for engaged diversity."

Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
Head of The Commonwealth (1952 - 2022)
Diamond Jubilee Patron 2012, Commonwealth Youth Orchestra and Choir
     “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.”

The Queen’s Christmas Message 2017







Commonwealth Anthem composed by Paul Carroll
“A Tribute to Her Majesty The Queen”
Presented on Commonwealth Day, Monday 14 March 2022
Horse Guards Parade, London.

Platinum Jubilee Anthem
For Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
Composed by Simon Haw MBE



Commonwealth Youth Orchestra and Choir

The Commonwealth Youth Orchestra and Choir (CYO) is the first, and remains the only, full-time music organisation in the world, which works 24/7, 52 weeks a year, exclusively across 6 continents and throughout all 56 Commonwealth Nations.

In 2011 the CYO received an unique, substantial and unanimous endorsement of its work from all the Commonwealth Heads of Government which they published in an official Commonwealth Communique.

With Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Head of The Commonwealth (1952 – 2022), as its Diamond Jubilee Patron 2012, the CYO continues to work tirelessly to deliver its mission of “using music as a means of international dialogue, knowing no boundaries”, through its three-point plan “Engage-Educate-Empower”, and creating opportunities for engaged diversity in action.

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The Commonwealth Anthem
Performed by:
Commonwealth Children’s Choir
Band of the Coldstream Guards
Conducted by Lieutenant Colonel Simon Haw MBE
Executive Producer: Sally Shebe
Recorded in May 2016
by Abbey Road Studios.


Her Late Majesty The Queen at Buckingham Palace
Hosting a Concert for 350 distinguished guests
from across The Commonwealth,
Performed by the Commonwealth Youth Orchestra and Choir.

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Zadok The Priest composed by Georg Frideric Handel


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Members of the Commonwealth Youth Orchestra and Choir
recording music, conducted by its Artistic Director Maestro Paul Carroll,
for the broadcast of the 2017 Christmas Message of Her Majesty The Queen.


The Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen


On Monday 7 February 2022 at 12 noon,
To mark and celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II,
Head of The Commonwealth (1952 – 2022),
The Commonwealth Youth Orchestra and Choir (CYO)
announced the launch of
The Commonwealth Music Academy.

On Commonwealth Day, 14 March 2022 at 12 noon,
The Commonwealth Music Academy launched
A Guild of Commonwealth Composers,
which is commissioning Music Composers
in all 56 countries of The Commonwealth
to create music compositions which will be performed
and recorded by The Commonwealth Music Academy.

On Commonwealth Anniversary Day, 28 April 2022 at 12 noon,
The Guild of Commonwealth Composers released
a set of new recordings and new music commissions
to mark and celebrate the
Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

These new Platinum Jubilee compositions can be listened to by clicking here.

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The Queen and The Commonwealth
A Commonwealth Chronology

A unique and historic initiative to mark and celebrate the
Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 2022.

A chronology of the creation of the 21st century Commonwealth,
showing its expansion from its establishment as a voluntary organisation
on 28 April 1949, with the eight founding Nations – Australia, Canada, India,
New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka and the United Kingdom –
to its current 56 member states.


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News

As part of the Platinum Jubilee Celebrations in 2022,
Concert Master of the Commonwealth Orchestras,
Eric Hui-Ti Wang, recorded “Green Canopy” composed by
Commonwealth Music Academy Composer-in-Residence,
Simon Haw MBE, and performed the world-premiere
with the Orchestra of the Household Division on
Commonwealth Day 2022.

Green Canopy is a composition in 12 sections,
November – October, written to support
The Queen’s Green Canopy.

Click on the link opposite to listen to
the 10th movement “August’s Crown”.



“Beyond Boundaries” a concert presented by
The Nehru Centre, London, with The Commonwealth Music Academy.

On Tuesday 22 November 2022, The Nehru Centre with
The Commonwealth Music Academy
presented a concert “Beyond Boundaries” as part of
Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav,
performed by musicians of The Commonwealth Music Academy
and Indian musicians based in India and UK.


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“August’s Crown” from Green Canopy
Composed by Simon Haw MBE
With solo violin Eric Hui-Ti Wang.

Photo credit: Chris Lobina © 2022

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