The Commonwealth Resounds

Connecting musical cultures and promoting musical initiatives and partnerships in Commonwealth countries since 2005, supporting and taking part in cultural projects in every layer of communities.


The Commonwealth's Accredited Musical Partner

Delivering a Common Future - innovating, connecting and transforming


The Commonwealth Resounds wishes everyone very warm seasonal greetings and a healthy, happy New Year!

(Jingle composed by Jonathan Knight and Zara Willims, both aged 17)

Recent Events and Opportunities

We are delighted to announce that Joy Hardy, aged 18 is the winner of the Commonwealth@70 Fanfare Competition

Our adjudicators felt that Joy’s piece genuinely represented the spirit and character of the Commonwealth. Warmest congratulations to all the young composers who wrote pieces for consideration.

News and Projects

CICA Audience Vote is LIVE!

The Commonwealth International Composition Award Audience Vote is now live! Well done to all of our young composers for writing such fantastic pieces! All were inspired by poems written by poets from around the Commonwealth: Dance Craze by Kendel Hippolyte (St Lucia)...

Jazz in the Media!

Come and hear some fantastic new pieces by school-aged students from all over the world aged 8-18 who are part of The Purcell School's Online Composition Academy! The will all present their works live on Youtube at 5 p.m. this evening, London UK GMT...

Winners of the 2020 Commonwealth Composition Challenge Announced

The winners of the 2020 Commonwealth Composition Challenge were announced via an online Awards Ceremony yesterday at 7.00pm GMT. Over 100 young people submitted pieces they had written, and this was shortlisted to 11 finalists. The range and quality of the submissions...

Commonwealth Composition Challenge Audience Vote Now Live!

The Commonwealth Composition Challenge is a special project launched at the beginning of the lockdown in March/April 2020. The aim of the project is to offer online opportunities to school-aged musicians and composers all over the Commonwealth who have been stuck at...

Join Nathanael to perform HOPE!

HOPE! by Nathanael (Nat), a 10-year old composer from Singapore is a beautiful composition written to support front-line workers and everyone affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Nat has already encouraged musicians from New Zealand, Singapore, and Australia to perform...

Shortlist Announced: Commonwealth Composition Challenge

The Commonwealth Composition Challenge was launched in April to encourage young people to compose music that is relevant to the Coronavirus pandemic in some way. Open to young people aged 11-18 throughout the Commonwealth, the competition received hundreds of entries....

Go Compose 2020!

Exciting online composition workshops for young people who are stuck at home! Run by brilliant professional composers and musicians. Compose a piece of music in a single day and hear it performed in an online concert! Two pilot workshops are starting later...