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Diamond Jubilee

Diamond Jubilee

Monday 6th February 2012 marked the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II becoming Head of the Commonwealth.

The London Declaration of 1949 which established the Commonwealth of Nations stated that the British monarch would be a symbol of the free association of independent countries, and as such would be the Head of the Commonwealth.

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Autumn 2011 Newsletter

Autumn 2011 Newsletter

“Using music as a means of international language, knowing no boundaries”

In October 2011, at The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Perth, Australia, The Heads of Government adopted, without reservation, the following statement:

"Heads of Government should welcome the creation of The Commonwealth Youth Orchestra"

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CHOGM 2011

CHOGM 2011

In October 2011, at The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Perth, Australia, The Heads of Government adopted, without reservation, the following statement:

"Heads of Government should welcome the creation of the Commonwealth Youth Orchestra."

The Commonwealth Business Forum was hosted in Perth, Australia on the 25-27 October 2011 in conjunction with the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting,CHOGM 2011, focusing on the theme "Partnering for Global Growth : the Commonwealth Indian Ocean and Pacific Rim."

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Spring 2011 Newsletter

Spring 2011 Newsletter

Commonwealth Youth Orchestra Performances Celebrate Commonwealth Week

10th March 2011 - The Commonwealth Youth Division of the Commonwealth Secretariat hosted a Showcase of the Soloists of the Commonwealth Youth Orchestra & Choir at Marlborough House. The evening opened with a performance of the Commonwealth Anthem with its junior choir of 30 children, with Commonwealth heritage.

Launched at the event was a recording of the Soloists of the Commonwealth Youth Orchestra which was generously sponsored by the Commonwealth Youth Programme.

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