Malta CHOGM 2015


The Commonwealth Resounds ran a highly successful trip to Malta as part of CHOGM 2015, including more than 80 instrumentalists, singers and composers, the Commonwealth Festival Choir and Orchestra, musicians from the Caribbean and Nigeria, young musicians from the UK’s specialist music schools and a very large number of Maltese participants. They ran outreach projects in Maltese schools, gala concerts in some of Malta’s finest venues and performed 52 pieces from all over the Commonwealth in their unique, pan-Commonwealth project PANORPHEUS.

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We shall soon be able to reveal our exciting plans for 2016, including a study tour for 7 musicians from Nigeria, new projects and partnerships and some additional touring programmes to visit our longstanding Commonwealth musical partners.

More information soon!

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


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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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

Malta in November


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

Annie-May Page

Annie-May Page is a young violinist who is part of the 2015 Commonwealth Team who will be travelling to Malta in November this year to run outreach programmes and school workshops, take part in concerts and special projects and share her skills with the Maltese community. She is raising funds to support her own costs and other young musicians (including disadvantaged ones from developing countries) who wish to join our programme.