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New CYO President announced

The Trustees and Executive are delighted to announce that, as of Tuesday 8th April 2014, Lord Marland of Odstock is the third President of the Commonwealth Youth Orchestra and Choir. The Trustees and Executive are extremely grateful to the outgoing President, The Rt. Hon the Baroness Prashar of Runnymede, for all her very kind support.

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Choir meeting The Queen October 2013

Launch of Biennial report at Commonwealth Secretariat

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

On Tuesday 12th November 2013, in the week of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, the Commonwealth Youth Orchestra & Choir launched it's Biennial Report, 2011-2013, "Engage - Educate - Empower" at the Commonwealth Secretariat, Marlborough House, London.

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Celebrating Youth, Education and the Commonwealth

Celebrating Youth, Education and the Commonwealth

Buckingham Palace, Friday 18th October 2013

The Commonwealth Spokesman, Richard Uku, wrote:

The soft power of the Commonwealth was very much in evidence earlier last month when the Commonwealth Youth Orchestra and Children’s Choir delivered a sterling performance at Buckingham Palace before HM Queen Elizabeth II, Head of the Commonwealth.

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Commonwealth Youth Orchestra & Choir Diamond Jubilee Performances Highlights February – November 2012

Throughout 2012, the Diamond Jubilee Year of Her Majesty The Queen as Head of the Commonwealth, the Commonwealth Youth Orchestra and Choir, The Commonwealth Symphony Orchestra and the Commonwealth Children's Orchestra and Choir were honoured and delighted to be invited to perform at numerous historic and celebratory occasions.

At key moments throughout the 12 months of celebrations of the Diamond Jubilee, they were invited many times to perform for
Her Majesty The Queen.

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Diamond Jubilee lunch concert

Diamond Jubilee lunch concert

Commonwealth Leaders gathered at Marlborough House in London, UK, on 6th June 2012 to honour HM The Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, at a special Diamond Jubilee lunch.

The Commonwealth Youth Orchestra performed the Commonwealth Anthem and other celebratory music during the day.

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Commonwealth Youth Orchestra & Choir perform for HM The Queen

The Commonwealth Youth Orchestra & the Commonwealth Children's Choir performed for HM The Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, at The Mansion House in the City of London on 5th June 2012.

On Tuesday 5 June 2012, following the Diamond Jubilee Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral, the soloists of The Commonwealth Youth Orchestra & Choir performed The Commonwealth Anthem and other celebratory music for Her Majesty The Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, at The Mansion House in the City of London.

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Diamond Jubilee CD

Diamond Jubilee CD

On 14 May 2012 The Commonwealth Youth Orchestra & Choir launched a CD with the title : "A Celebration of Her Majesty's Diamond Jubilee".

This CD can be obtained by making a £10 donation to The Commonwealth Youth Orchestra & Choir which is a registered charity: 1145187.

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Spring 2012 Newsletter

Spring 2012 Newsletter

Commonwealth Day is an opportunity to promote understanding on global issues, international co-operation and the work of the Commonwealth’s organisations, which aim to improve the lives of its citizens. It is celebrated on the second Monday in March every year and in 2012 Commonwealth Day was held on Monday 12 March.

The week around Commonwealth Day is known as Commonwealth Week and is marked with a series of activities.

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Commonwealth Secretary-General reflects on 'Connecting Cultures' theme

Commonwealth Secretary-General reflects on 'Connecting Cultures' theme

Commonwealth family brings together 54 countries and two billion people of all the variety that the world has to offer. We are a great global community, building on the foundations of what we share in common, especially our values and principles, our history, our common traditions and our focus on young people, who make up more than two thirds of our total population.

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