NEW PRESIDENT FOR THE COMMONWEALTH YOUTH
ORCHESTRA & CHOIR
The Commonwealth Youth Orchestra & Choir, together with all its
Commonwealth Orchestras and Choirs, Commonwealth Music
Partners and Commonwealth Music Council, are honoured and
delighted to announce that as of Wednesday 18th May 2016 it will
have a new President. The Lord Marland of Odstock, having
completed his two-year term as President, now steps down from
that role. The Trustees and Executive are most grateful to
Lord Marland for his support andenthusiasm over the last 2 years.
The new President is His Highness Prince Albert Esiri
Chairman of the Trustees, Professor David Rowland, commented
on the new appointment: "We are all extremley pleased that
Prince Albert is to be our new President and we very much look
forward to this assosication".
Director-General, Sally Shebe echoed these thanks to Prince Albert
and commented "Of all 6 Commonwealth regions, the African
continent has the largest number of member nations in the
Commonwealth, and we are extremely excited about capitalising on
the outstanding talents and potential of the African Commonwealth
citizens, and with the interaction with the whole Commonwealth
Diaspora across all the Commonwealth Nations. Our Mission is to use
music as a means of international dialogue, knowing no boundries and
out inclusive education programmes delivered through our three point
plan 'Engage-Educate-Empower' is at the centre of all we do".
New President, Prince Albert Esiri, repsonded:
"There is no doubt that the Arts and Music inparticular, have been in the
forefront of reflecting the moods of our times.
A universal language that transforms and uplifts.
Its 'soft power' can unite, attract and engage people of diverse cultures,
such as the Commonwealt Nations."