The Commonwealth Resounds! Connecting musical cultures since 2005

We 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.

Latest News

Roderick Lakin MBE

lakin-2We are all deeply saddened by the untimely, tragic death of our wonderful Patron, Roderick Lakin MBE, Director of Arts at the Royal Over-Seas League. Roderick has helped and supported The Commonwealth Resounds over the years in so many ways.

Without his vision, inspiration and leadership, it would have been much more difficult for us all to run projects in Uganda, Trinidad, Australia and Sri Lanka as well as the UK. He has also generously spent time helping us to develop the vision and profile of our organisation.

Roderick will never be forgotten, and we are hoping to find many ways to celebrate his life and achievements through music.

PANORPHEUS – A fascinating project featuring Commonwealth flutes and harps

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This unique project will be presented in Malta by The Commonwealth Resounds as part of CHOGM 2015 on Thursday November 26th.
There will be five concerts, each featuring new pieces and composers from different regions of the world performed by brilliant young Commonwealth musicians

Altogether, we are planning to present 53 newly commissioned pieces on this day!

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A CALL TO COMMONWEALTH COMPOSERS

Selected composers will be given plenty of publicity and exposure as part of this exciting project. If you would like to be considered as the composer to represent your own country, please email Alison Cox on tcr2015@btinternet.com

Malta in November

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A large team of musicians and singers from The Commonwealth Resounds, including the Royal Over-Seas League, The Commonwealth Festival Orchestra and Choir, The Purcell School and Chethams School of Music will be visiting Malta this coming November to take part in performances, outreach events, school workshops and masterclasses, collaborative events with the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra, the Malta Youth Orchestra, Keltica and other Maltese choirs and special projects created and developed by musicians from The Commonwealth Resounds