Believe – Launch in Westminster in Commonwealth Week 2019


Launch of “Believe” – a song to inspire aspiration

Dedicated to Her Majesty The Queen, Head of The Commonwealth

“Believe” is composed by Major Simon Haw MBE

To mark the 70th Anniversary of The Commonwealth in 2019

And it has been gifted by the composer to the Children of The Commonwealth

Remarks were given by
Hon. Emilia Monjowa Lifaka MP - Chairperson, Commonwealth Parliamentary Association
Akbar Khan - Secretary-General, Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA)
Alderman Charles Bowman - President, Commonwealth Youth Orchestra and Choir
Professor David Rowland - Chairman, Commonwealth Youth Orchestra and Choir (CYO)

Music was conducted by Major Simon Haw MBE and performed by members of the Commonwealth Orchestra and Commonwealth Youth Orchestra and Commonwealth Scholars’ Choir and Commonwealth Children’s Choir







The Rt Hon. the Lord Howell of Guildford, President, Royal Commonwealth Society and Chairman, Council of Commonwealth Societies
Hon. Emilia Monjowa Lifaka MP - Chairperson, Commonwealth Parliamentary Association
Akbar Khan - Secretary-General, Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA)


Professor David Rowland - Chairman, Commonwealth Youth Orchestra and Choir


Hon. Emilia Monjowa Lifaka MP - Chairperson, Commonwealth Parliamentary Association


Akbar Khan - Secretary-General, Commonwealth Parliamentary Association


Hui-Ti Wang, Concert Master










Alderman Charles Bowman - President, Commonwealth Youth Orchestra and Choir

Executive Producer - Sally Shebe, Director-General, Commonwealth Music
Photography - Chris Lobina