The mission of the Commonwealth Youth Orchestra & Choir is to use music as a means of international dialogue, knowing no boundaries.
The Commonwealth Youth Orchestra & Choir brings together communities across the Commonwealth through music, transcending all cultural, political, social and economic boundaries. It delivers its mission through a three-point plan: "Engage-Educate-Empower" and through its pan-Commonwealth music activities and its unique education initiative - the Commonwealth Music Partnership - which is linking all the choirs, orchestras and music schools in the Commonwealth for opportunities exchange and collaboration.
Her Majesty The Queen, Head of the Commonwealth,
is Diamond Jubilee Patron 2012 of
The Commonwealth Youth Orchestra & Choir.
As part of the Commonwealth Diamond Jubilee Legacy,
The Commonwealth Youth Orchestra & Choir
established The Commonwealth Children's Orchestra & Choir
and The Commonwealth Symphony Orchestra,
which creates platforms and employment for musicians
in all 52 countries of the Commonwealth.