CHOGM 2009 in Trinidad and Tobago


The Commonwealth Resounds! and Trinidad worked hard together to create an exciting programme of workshops, performances, outreach activities and special projects linked to the Commonwealth People’s Forum and CHOGM associated events between November 22nd – 28th 2009.

International musicians from 22 different Commonwealth countries, plus a large number of talented local partners from Trinidad and Tobago, and many enthusiastic schoolchildren all worked in partnership with the Trinidad Government, the Trinidad and Tobago Entertainment Company, the Classical Music Development Foundation of Trinidad & Tobago, the International Federation of Musicians, Phonographic Performance Ltd, the Royal Over-Seas League, the Royal Commonwealth Society and other distinguished musical partners.

Pre-CHOGM Gala – Royal Commonwealth Club, Monday November 16th 2009

The Royal Commonwealth Society generously enabled The Commonwealth Resounds! to run a spectacular Pre-CHOGM Gala performance featuring some of the key musicians and partners involved in the forthcoming Trinidad project.

Projects and performances in Trinidad and Tobago November 22nd – 29th

There were some remarkable, unforgettable projects, workshops and performances run by brilliant international musicians from The Commonwealth Resounds! and also by the outstandingly talented musicians and dancers in Trinidad.

Partner organisations and musicians who performed

The UK Premiere of the Commonwealth Pianorama – Royal Over-Seas League Sunday January 25th 2010

Roderick Lakin MBE, Director of Arts at the Royal Over-Seas League supported The Commonwealth Resounds! by hosting the UK Premiere of the Commonwealth Pianorama (Programme 1 | Programme 2) at the Royal Over-Seas League. The elegant Princess Alexandra Hall with its beautiful Steinway grand piano made this an ideal venue for the event, and many composers travelled vast distances and even from overseas to hear their pieces.