Calling all Commonwealth Writers!

COULD YOU WRITE SOME LYRICS FOR A COMMONWEALTH SONG?  

We would like to invite ALL WRITERS FROM AROUND THE COMMONWEALTH to submit ideas for our COMMONWEALTH SONG LYRICS. Here are some guidelines which may help.

 Love Shine a Light, a song that was performed in the 1997 Eurovision Song Contest, has very effective lyrics

CLICK HERE TO ENTER YOUR SONG LYRICS

CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIVING SONG LYRICS – SUNDAY JULY 18th, 2021 at 11.59 p.m.

One or more writers’ lyrics will be selected by adjudicators including The Rt Hon. Patricia Scotland QC, Secretary-General of the Commonwealth accompanied by Bruno Peek LVO OBE OPR, Pageantmaster, The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Beacons, Judith Weir CBE, Master of the Queen’s Music and President of the Royal Society of Musicians and Alison Cox OBE, Founder and Chair of Trustees, The Commonwealth Resounds for the composers to use as the lyrics for the song.

Shortlisted Commonwealth writers will be mentioned and celebrated on a special website which is being created for The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee on June 2nd, 2022.

With special thanks to Commonwealth Writers for their support and advice

Queen’s Jubilee Beacons Song Lyrics

We are delighted to announce that the three winning lyricists are:

Lucy Kiely – ‘A Life Lived with Grace’

Meenakshi Gautam Chaturvedi – ‘A Light in our Hearts’

Rodrica Rudge – ‘Majesty’

The adjudicators were:

Bruno Peek LVO OBE OPR, Pageantmaster, The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Beacons

Judith Weir CBE, Master of the Queen’s Music

Alison Cox OBE, Founder and Chair of Trustees, The Commonwealth Resounds / Head of Composition, The Purcell School for Young Musicians.

Graham Trew, MVO, Baritone, former Chairman of the Association of English Singers and Speakers.

Alison Cox, Founder and Director of The Commonwealth Resounds commented “The adjudicators were blown away by the quality and beauty of a very large number of lyrics submitted from around the Commonwealth, and would like to warmly thank everyone who contributed so generously to The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Song Competition”

With special thanks to Commonwealth Writers for their support and advice.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with us at commonwealthsong@commonwealthresounds.com

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