The Queen's Platinum Jubilee Beacons

A Song for the Commonwealth

Calling all Commonwealth Choirs

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Gabriel Taylor

Gabriel Taylor, a brilliant young musician currently studying at the Royal Academy of Music in the UK, has produced a fantastic jazz arrangement featuring singer Lucy-Anne Daniels.

Full Choir

We started our project with a virtual recording mid lockdown. We were delighted to have 4 parts fully represented by young professional singers from across the Commonwealth.

Lorraine Lionheart

Lorraine Lionheart from Botswana has kindly produced a fabulous arrangment of the Song for the Commonwealth.

Pan African Choir Uganda

A Life Lived with Grace has been translated into a number of languages already, here we share a wonderful version in Swahili from the Pan African Choir Uganda. Featuring Ugandan musicians, scenery and dancers!
Special thanks to Simon Yiga and the Pan-African Choir of Uganda for creating this wonderful video and the Royal Society of St George for their kind sponsorship.

Hurdy Gurdy Arrangement

Steve Tyler has produced this amazing Hurdy Gurdy arrangement of A life Lived With Grace. We love the creaticity of musicians across the Commonwealth and look forward to many more versions being produced!

Signed Choir

We are very grateful for this wonderful signed version for BSL signing choirs. Our first video features a step by step tutorial, with instructions for signing the song. We are also delighted to share a signed version of the song recorded alongside our SATB arrangement.

Find out more about our choirs!

We are delighted to receive many hundreds of photographs, recordings and videos of from choirs around the Commonwealth, we will do our best to share them all as they come in. Below you will find a wide selection of those we have received so far
The Benefice Choir of Cople, Moggerhanger and Willington

The Benefice Choir of Cople, Moggerhanger and Willington

Benefice Choir The Choir is made of three small villages in Bedfordshire. There are only 12 of us, but we enjoy singing, mostly in Church, but we also sing in concerts. For the Jubilee we have involved our three villages, and will be having a good party at our local...

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Green Chamber Choir

Green Chamber Choir

Green Chamber Chorale Green Chamber Chorale is a professional classical music choir in Nigeria. It is their aim to introduce minds to the all - encompassing power of music.facebooktelegram

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Amemuso choir

Amemuso choir

Amemuso Choir, Abuja Abuja Metropolitan Music Society (AMEMUSO) choir is an Opera group of talented singers from different works of life, religious background and ethnic group.facebooktelegramwhatsapp

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Good Samaritans’ Choir Bwaise

Good Samaritans’ Choir Bwaise

We would like to welcome the Good Samaritans’ Choir, Bwaise, Uganda. We love their own arrangement of A life Lived with Grace for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Watch it here!

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Rother Community Choir

Rother Community Choir

Rother Community Choir A community choir singing in and around the Rother District for enjoyment and for charity!” Inspired by the BBC2 series featuring conductor Gareth Malone on a mission to get the nation singing, the choir was created in January 2010 for Rother...

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Mabe Ladies Choir

Mabe Ladies Choir

Mabe Ladies Choir Having just celebrated their 90th anniversary, Mabe Ladies have been an intrinsic feature of the Cornish musical landscape since 1931. An multi award winning choir, renowned for their mellow tone and characterful and sensitive singing. Their...

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Jazz Arrangement

Jazz Arrangement

Gabriel Taylor Gabriel Taylor, a brilliant young musician currently studying at the Royal Academy of Music in the UK, has produced a fantastic jazz arrangement featuring singer Lucy-Anne Daniels.facebookinstagramyoutube

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In Him is Life Chorale – Ghana

In Him is Life Chorale – Ghana

In Him is Life Chorale, Kumasi, Ghana In Him is Life Chorale, Ghana are today's featured choir. from Kumasi, Ghana this vibrant group will be singing A life Filled With Grace for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee at their beacon lighting ceremonyfacebook

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Ave Maria Choir, Clegg, Nigeria

Ave Maria Choir, Clegg, Nigeria

Ave Maria Choir, Clegg, Nigeria A warm welcome to the Ave Maria Choir ,OLQN Clegg a Choir of Young people in Our Lady Queen of Nigeria Parish Church, Clegg. We're delighted you'll be singing A life Filled with Grace on 2nd of June for The Queen's Platinum...

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We wish to welcome to following choirs

The Following Choirs have Signed up so far to sing for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee Beacons.

Adelaide Philharmonia Chorus, Australia
Black Forest Primary School , Australia
Box Hill Chorale , Australia
Endeavour Harmony Chorus, Australia
Macquarie Singers Inc, Australia
Melbourne University Choral Society , Australia
Pilgrim Singers, Australia
Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Choir , Australia
Sydney Church of England Preparatoy School Chapel Choir, Australia
Voices of Birralee, Australia
Young Voices of Melbourne, Australia
Bokomo Botswana Youth Choir, Botswana
Lionheart & The AfroVoice , Botswana
Masire Serenaders Choir, Botswana
Tuli Choir – Live from Mashatu, Botswana
Yippy Tune Music Choir, Brunei
Internationalist Choir (of International Relations Institute of Cameroun), Cameroon
Internationalist Choir of International Relations Institute of Cameroon, Cameroon
Queen of All Hearts Choir, Cameroon
St. Cecilia, Cameroon, Cameroon
The Glorious Voices University of Yaounde I, Cameroon
Catherine Glaser-Climie, Canada
Coastal Sound Children’s Choir, Canada
Singing Smiles, Canada
Westmount choir, Canada
Coro Funcionarios UC – CHILE, Dominica
Dolce Sounds, Fiji
Pasifika Voices , Fiji
Abusua Chorale-Gh , Ghana
In Him Is Life Chorale-Gh, Ghana
Melodious Chorale-Ghana, Ghana
Seraphs, Ghana
Susan Owusu Chorale -SOC, Ghana
Tema Youth Choir, Ghana
Cappella Bangalore, India
Fingersmith Collective, India
The Bangalore Men, India
Blend Ensemble, Kenya (BEK), Kenya
Nairobi Chamber Chorus, Kenya
Likhubula Children’s Choir, Malawi
Island Voices Mauritius, Mauritius
Rainbow Voices Children’s Choir, Mauritius
The People’s Voice Africa, Namibia

Christ Church Cathedral Choir (New Zealand), New Zealand
Jubilate Singers , New Zealand
Abuja Choral Ensemble, Nigeria
Abuja Choral Ensemble, Nigeria
Amemuso choir, Nigeria
Ave Maria Choir Clegg, Nigeria
BellaVoce Chorale, Nigeria
Duet, Nigeria
Green Chamber Chorale, Nigeria
Havilland Chorale, Nigeria
J Clef Chorale, Nigeria
Jesus De Rock Choir, Nigeria
LeVoci Chorale, Kaduna., Nigeria
Manuel Chorale Abakaliki , Nigeria
Methodist Cathedral of Unity Abuja, Nigeria
Musica Casa Chorale, Nigeria
Our Lady of Miracleous Medal choir, Nigeria
Saint Jane Frances de Chantal Choir (Ave Maria Parish Ikate Lagos), Nigeria
St Anthony Catholic Church Gbaja Surulere Lagos Nigeria, Nigeria
St Ferdinand Parish Choir, Boys’ Town, Ipaja, Lagos – Nigeria., Nigeria
St. Cecilia Choir, Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Nigeria
The Owerri Philharmonic Ensemble Nigeria, Nigeria
The Trinity Chorale, Nigetia, Nigeria
VoxClan , Nigeria
Young Voices Chior , Nigeria
Overflowing Hearts, Papua New Guinea
Ilove you qween, Rwanda
Samaria West African Methodist Church Choir, Sierra Leone
Ihashi Elimhlophe – South African Group, South Africa
Jozi Youth Choir, South Africa
Nelson Mandela University Chamber Choir, South Africa
Zolani Youth Choir, South Africa
St Helena Singers and friends, St Helena
Chipperfield Choral Society , Trinidad and Tobago

Adcote School , United Kingdom
African Choir of Norfolk, United Kingdom
All For One Choir , United Kingdom
All Saints Notting Hill Choir, United Kingdom
Almondbury Ladies Choir, United Kingdom
Ambleside Community Choir, United Kingdom
Amersham A Cappella, United Kingdom
Anglia Region Theatre Scholl (ARTS) , United Kingdom
Ardvreck School Choir, United Kingdom
Basket Singers, United Kingdom
Battle Community Singers, United Kingdom
Battlesbridge Community choir, United Kingdom
Belgium Military Wives Choir, United Kingdom
Bexhill Community Singers, United Kingdom
Bigsingthing , United Kingdom
Birstwith C E primary school, United Kingdom
Bishop Burton Village Choir, United Kingdom
Bishop Vesey’s Grammar School Choir, United Kingdom
Blackdown Community Choir, United Kingdom
Bovington Military Wives Choir, United Kingdom
Brigg Singers, United Kingdom
Bright Days Silver Choir Wigan, United Kingdom
BroadBeat Choir , United Kingdom
Butleigh Voices, United Kingdom
Cantando, United Kingdom
Cantanti and Cantantini , United Kingdom
Capital Arts Children’s Choir, United Kingdom
Catherine Horsburgh, United Kingdom
Chanteuse Chamber Choir, United Kingdom
Chanteuse Chamber Choir , United Kingdom
Chipperfield Choral Society , United Kingdom
Chipperfield Choral Society , United Kingdom
Clara Grant Primary School Choir, United Kingdom
Clarendon Academy Choir, United Kingdom
Clark Community Choir, United Kingdom
Claverdon Community Choir, United Kingdom
Cleckheaton Community Choir, United Kingdom
Clover Hill, United Kingdom
Coastal Choir, United Kingdom
Cockburn MAT Choir, United Kingdom
Cockenzie and Port Seton Community Choir, United Kingdom
Contempo Choir, United Kingdom
Cor Llanwnog, United Kingdom
Cor Meibion y Fflint, United Kingdom
Cor Wesley Llanwnog , United Kingdom
Corby Male Voice Choir, United Kingdom
Cornwall Youth Choirs, United Kingdom
Cromer Gospel choir, United Kingdom
Crompton House Choir, United Kingdom
Dagnall C of E School, United Kingdom
Defence Academy Military Wives Choir , United Kingdom
Denton West End Community Choir, United Kingdom
Downland Singers, United Kingdom
Drayton CofE Junior School Choir, United Kingdom
Dunkeld Cathedral , United Kingdom
Emma Wheat, United Kingdom
Every Voice, United Kingdom
Fairford Church Choir, United Kingdom
Felixstowe Community Choir , United Kingdom
Felixstowe Community Choir , United Kingdom
Fradley Community Choir, United Kingdom
G:Force Gospel Choir, Mundo Afrika, Voiceworks (all at Formby High School), United Kingdom
Gilston & Eastwick Community Choir, United Kingdom
Good Company, United Kingdom
Gordon’s School Choir, United Kingdom
Hampshire music service vocal ambassadors , United Kingdom
Harmony and Health Singers, United Kingdom
Harrogate Ladies’ College Choirs, United Kingdom
Hartley Local Vocals, United Kingdom
Hinckley Choral Union, United Kingdom
Holman – Climax Male Voice Choir, United Kingdom
Honley Ladies Choir , United Kingdom
Hopwood Primary Choir, United Kingdom
Hull Ladies Chour, United Kingdom
i-Sing Choirs, United Kingdom
Ian Friel, United Kingdom
Ingleby Barwick Community Choir , United Kingdom
Inspire Choir, United Kingdom
Just Friends , United Kingdom
Kent Vocal Collective, United Kingdom
Kettle school, United Kingdom
Kimichi School choir , United Kingdom
King Edward VII Academy, United Kingdom
Kinloss Military Wives Choir , United Kingdom
Lady Bay Community Choir, United Kingdom
Landmark Show Choir, United Kingdom
Laxfield Community Choir, United Kingdom
Lechlade and District Community Voices, United Kingdom
Leuchars Military Wives Choir, United Kingdom
Llanfair Singers, United Kingdom
Louth Choral Society, United Kingdom
Margaret Parry, United Kingdom
Massed Choir of Stafford Borough Council Schools, United Kingdom
Melodies 4 U, United Kingdom
Melody makers, United Kingdom
Midlands African Singers, United Kingdom
Military Wives Choir Shorncliffe, United Kingdom
Millstone Grit, United Kingdom
Monksmoor Park CE Primary School, United Kingdom
Moreton Morrell Village Choir, United Kingdom
Nankersey Male Choir, United Kingdom
New Sheringham Singers, United Kingdom
New Voices of Potton, United Kingdom
Newham Music Reps Choir, United Kingdom
Newnham Notes, United Kingdom
NN10 Community Voices, United Kingdom
North London Military Wives Choir, United Kingdom
Norwich community choir , United Kingdom
Norwich Phoenix Male Voice Choir, United Kingdom
Okehampton Community Singers , United Kingdom
Orchardhill Parish Church Choir, Giffnock, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Quainton Community Choir, United Kingdom
Queen’s Gate School Commonwealth Choir, United Kingdom
Raise Your Voice Community Choir, United Kingdom
RCA Stage School and Theatre company, United Kingdom
Renhold Community Choir, United Kingdom
Resurgam, United Kingdom
Riccall Community Choir, United Kingdom
Rickmansworth Players, United Kingdom
Riviera Education Trust, United Kingdom
Rother Community Choir, United Kingdom
Royal Air Force Air Cadet National Choir , United Kingdom
Ruddington Community Choir, United Kingdom
Saint Agnes Singers, United Kingdom
Salisbury Plain Military Wives Choir, United Kingdom
Sandhurst Military Wives Choir , United Kingdom
Schola Cantorum, United Kingdom
Scilly Sirens, United Kingdom
Scunthorpe Male Voice Choir, United Kingdom
Seighford Singers, United Kingdom
Shawbury Military Wives Choir, United Kingdom
Sheringham and Cromer Choral Society, United Kingdom
Sheringham Salvation Army Songsters, United Kingdom
Singathon Events, United Kingdom
Sound Sensation, United Kingdom
Spalding URC Choir, United Kingdom
Spofforth Community Choir, United Kingdom
Springfield Choir, United Kingdom
St John Fisher Choir, United Kingdom
ST John’s College Choir, United Kingdom
St John’s Gosport Primary School Choir, United Kingdom
St Margaret’s Putney Church Choir, United Kingdom
St Mark’s Church Choir, United Kingdom
St Mark’s Oldhall Paisley, United Kingdom
St Mary’s Catholic Primary Academy, United Kingdom
St. Luke’s Parish Church, Mullaglass, United Kingdom
St. Mary’s, Haynes, United Kingdom
Stafford Military Wives Choir, United Kingdom
Stevenage Ladies Choir, United Kingdom
Stoke on Trent City Music Service, United Kingdom
Street Signs, Scarborough (a signing choir), United Kingdom
Tapestry Chamber Choir, United Kingdom
Tartan Harmony, United Kingdom
Taunton Choral Society, United Kingdom
Terrington Village Choir, United Kingdom
TG Singers, United Kingdom
The 5678 Choir, United Kingdom
The Bach Choir, United Kingdom
The Benefice Choir of Cople, Moggerhanger and Willington, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
The Bersted Community Choir, United Kingdom
The Bersted Community Choir , United Kingdom
The Brewood Singers , United Kingdom
The Choir of the Collegiate Church of St Mary, Warwick, United Kingdom
The Dalesmen Singers, United Kingdom
The Flint Ladies Choir , United Kingdom
The Garfield Choir, United Kingdom
The Goxhill Singing Group, United Kingdom
The Great Dunmow Community Big Voices Choir, United Kingdom
The Gressenhall Singers, United Kingdom
The Hathershaw College Choir, United Kingdom
The Heath Singers, United Kingdom
The HFCMAT Combined Choir, United Kingdom
The Little Choir in Teesdale, United Kingdom
The New Wellwynd Parish Church of Scotland, Airdrie, United Kingdom
The Noisy Children’s Choir, United Kingdom
The Old Buckenham Singers, United Kingdom
The Penryn Forget Me Not Singers, United Kingdom
The People’s Choir Yeovil, United Kingdom
The Quayside Choir United Kingdom
The Uckfield Singers, United Kingdom
The Woodford Singers, United Kingdom
Tidworth Military Wives Choir, United Kingdom
Totnes u3a Choir, United Kingdom
Treetops Song Club , United Kingdom
Tresillian Singers, United Kingdom
TyrannoChorus, United Kingdom
Vale Voices Community Choir, United Kingdom
Village Harmony Kings Bromley, United Kingdom
Village Voices, United Kingdom
Voices of Sierra Leone , United Kingdom
Voiceworks, Mundo Afrika, G:Force Gospel Choir, United Kingdom
Warminster Military WIves Choir, United Kingdom
Wattisham Military Wives Choir, United Kingdom
Weald, United Kingdom
West Hill Park School Choir, United Kingdom
West Lochfyneside Parish Church Choir, United Kingdom
West Row Community Choir, United Kingdom
Westlochfyneside Parish Church Choir, United Kingdom
Weymouth Choral Society, United Kingdom
Whitchurch Community Choir, United Kingdom
Wigan Children’s Choir, United Kingdom
Wigan Show Choir, United Kingdom
William Benjamin Dimond, United Kingdom
William Law School Choir, United Kingdom
Woodford Green Prep School, United Kingdom
Woodhouse Primary Academy, United Kingdom
Wulfruna Ladies Choir, United Kingdom
Youlgrave WI Choir, United Kingdom
Your Choir, United Kingdom