The Commonwealth Resounds! Connecting musical cultures since 2005We promote music and musicians across the Commonwealth through collaborative events worldwide with a particular focus on young people and the developing world. Thousands of our musicians have been involved in our life-changing projects and gala performances including the opening of the Royal Commonwealth Society’s brand-new auditorium in the presence of Her Majesty The Queen, as part of Prince Charles's Official Dinner for the 53 Heads of Government in Sri Lanka and at the Official Launch of the Prince's Trust in Malta. Our musicians have also given regular appearances at the Commonwealth Observance Day services at Westminster Abbey and at Commonwealth Forums Opening and Closing Ceremonies in Uganda, Perth and Sri Lanka. In 2015 our Commonwealth Festival Choir and Orchestra gave a Concert for the President of Malta at Verdala Palace in aid of the Malta Community Chest Fund. We have been proudly supported by the Royal Over Seas League, the International Federation of Musicians, the Musicians’ Union Phonographic Performance Ltd, The Royal Society of St George and numerous Rotary Clubs throughout the UK and overseas.
We are delighted that our Ensemble in Residence, the Dionysus Ensemble, is looking forward to a tour to the Solomon Islands. The group are looking forward to working with a number of organisations on the islands including the Piano Association of Solomon Islands (PASI) and several local teachers to share their international experience and provide world class performances.
The group have a number of ideas which they hope to bring to fruition. Including, the formation of a National Youth Orchestra, supporting teaching around the Islands, presenting their world class performances to the community and passing on the love and joy of music to the next generation!
The Islands are already preparing for their visit and newspapers have featured the group and some of their exciting plans. If you would like to support the Dionysus Ensemble’s tour to the Solomon Islands, click here.
A brilliant young Commonwealth violinist called Litsa Tunnah performed two pieces with cultural connections to Sierra Leone, Africa and Australia. Litsa’s musicianship and skill was dazzling, and she received warm accolades from a number of the High Commissioners, Delegates and Commonwealth representatives present.
Baroness Scotland, The Commonwealth Secretary-General spoke glowingly about Litsa’s performance and TCR before she officially launched the Commonwealth Innovation Awards.
Lily, Magdalene and Butterfly are three outstanding young musicians studying for their Gold Arts Award at The Purcell School.
As part of this, they were very keen to organise their own concert, and have decided to donate the proceeds to TCR’s Commonwealth Hurricane Appeal. The poster was also designed by the pupils, and they are doing all their own marketing, promotion and fundraising.
Their special concert will take place on Saturday 22nd September 2018 at Little St Mary’s Church, Cambridge, beginning at 7.30 p.m. These young people are absolutely astonishing players for their age, and are well worth hearing. Please come and support them if you can.