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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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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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