A major part of the mission of the Commonwealth Youth Orchestra and Choir is to engage with the school-children in all 53 countries of the Commonwealth.
Music education workshops are taken into schools to inspire children. They are shown what can be achieved by working together with discipline and social cohesion. This youth to youth engagement through music provides opportunities which benefits individual youth development and education in the broadest sense.
As part of the CYO’s Commonwealth Music Workshops, the Commonwealth Children’s Choir are rehearsed by Professor David Rowland, Director of Music at Christ’s College, Cambridge.
52 members of the Commonwealth Children’s Choir were filmed and recorded by Sky News for inclusion in The Queen’s Christmas Message 2017.
This was broadcast on Christmas Day 25 December 2017. Read more about this on our News page.