Head of the Commonwealth
The Commonwealth Youth Orchestra & Choir has been established to mark and celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II, sixty years as the Head of the Commonwealth, to bring together young musicians of the 54 countries of the Commonwealth, uniting them in the pursuit of musical excellence while transcending all cultural, political, social and economic boundaries.
Promoting by example and engagement, values of excellence for the benefit of all people throughout the Commonwealth.
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6 February 2012
St Mary Abbotts Kensington
Commonwealth Leaders gathered at Marlborough House in London, UK, on 6 June 2012 to honour HM Queen Elizabeth II, 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.
The event, hosted by Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma, drew Heads of Government and Heads of State from across Africa, the Americas, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe and the Pacific. High Commissioners, former Commonwealth Secretaries-General - Sir Shridath Ramphal and Chief Emeka Anyaoku - and representatives of the Commonwealth's 54 member countries, also attended the event.Read more...
Commonwealth Youth Orchestra & Choir performed for HM The Queen 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.Read more...
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: 1145187Read more...