Creating musical partnerships, projects and performances across the Commonwealth
The Commonwealth Resounds is an officially accredited Commonwealth musical organisation. Established in 2005, our mission is to connect musical cultures, and to promote initiatives and partnerships in Commonwealth countries. We have a special focus upon music education and composition.
His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales sends his heartfelt thanks for the wonderful musical accompaniment by young musicians from The Commonwealth Resounds at the launch of the Prince’s Trust International in Malta. They added something very special to the occasion.
The sights and sounds of Commonwealth Resounds and of the Kampala CHOGM will long live with me
In celebration of Her Majesty The Queen’s extraordinary 70 year dedicated reign over the UK and the Commonwealth, the Lighting of the Beacons will occur on 2nd June 2022 throughout the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, UK Overseas Territories and for the first time, in each of the capital cities of the Commonwealth. I thought it would add to this special moment in The Queen’s life, if a unique song was sung by individual choirs throughout the Commonwealth as the Beacons are lit throughout the various time zones, on 2nd June next year. I could think of no better organisation than my friends from The Commonwealth Resounds to organise a competition to find the winning song to be sung during this historic evening of celebration.
West End Kids Here is something really special - The West End Kids! This amazing video showcases the talents of the ensemble. They performed for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee at the prestigious Coutts Reception on 2nd June as the Beacons were lit across the entire...
Lorraine Lionheart sings a Life Lived With Grace.The UK based African music artist was born and raised in the Kalahari Desert, in Botswana, the country they call the jewel of Africa and one of the most romantic African countries. She has a pure experience of growing...
On 17 March 2022, The Third Culture Collective, The Commonwealth Resounds Ensemble in Association played at the prestigious Houses of Parliament in London, as part of the 2022 Westminster Seminar. The Third Culture Collective trio, featuring Shri Gadhvi on tabla,...
Photos from our Grand Final of the Commonwealth International Composition Award held at the Princess Alexandra Hall, Royal Over-Seas League.
We are delighted to receive funding from the National Lottery Community Fund to help support our work for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee Beacons Song for the Commonwealth. The project has been running for nearly a year already, but as we approach Jubilee Day we were...
We are delighted to announce the winner of the Commonwealth International Award 2022 is Devon Packer from Canada. Devon Packer is a 16 year old pianist who lives in Montréal, Canada. He has been studying piano at the McGill Conservatory of Music since the age of 5....
Our current projects
As a special, unique tribute to Her Majesty The Queen, a brand new Song for the Commonwealth will be commissioned to be sung by choirs in all 54 Commonwealth countries at the same time as the lighting of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Beacons on June 2nd 2022.
The Commonwealth Resounds is delighted and honoured to be organising this important element of The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Beacons.
Young composers from all over the world are warmly invited to apply for the Commonwealth International Composition Award 2022. Now in its third year, this exciting competition offers entrants outstanding training opportunities and awards for their work, plus a chance to hear their music performed by professional musicians in prestigious London venues
Apply Now for the opportunity to take part