In Commonwealth Week 2019 a new song Believe was world-premiered
on Horse Guards Parade on Commonwealth Day and the following day
the recording of the song was launched at a special event in Westminster
which was hosted by the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA)
and the Commonwealth Youth Orchestra and Choir (CYO).
Dedicated to Her Majesty The Queen, Head of The Commonwealth,
Believe is an inspirational song, which has been composed by
Commonwealth Composer-in-Residence Simon Haw MBE,
to mark the 70th Anniversary of the Commonwealth in 2019.
Believe has been composed as part of CYO’s educational programme
“Inspire to Aspire” and its message is central to CYO’s theme for the
70th Anniversary of The Commonwealth, which is
“To Celebrate the Past and Plan for the Future”.
Believe, featuring vocalist Mica Paris, is being released as a
charity single to raise funds for CYO’s Commonwealth Music Education Fund.
From 12 midnight local time on Thursday 25 April 2019
the track will be available to download online from all major
music platforms such as Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, YouTube etc.