The Queen's Jubilee Beacons

A Song for the Commonwealth

Countdown to the Jubilee on June 2nd, 2022








‘This is a unique tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’

This song will be made available from January 2nd 2022 online, for choirs to learn in readiness for performing it on June 2nd 2022 at 9.45 p.m. from central locations of their choice within their local communities. This can happen whether or not a Beacon is being lit there, uniting the world through the sound of music and song in tribute to Her Majesty The Queen on that evening.

If you have any questions, please contact

Details of the winning song can be found


The adjudicators

The Rt Hon. Patricia Scotland QC

Commonwealth Secretary-General

Judith Weir Photographer, Sim Canetty-Clarke.

Roderick Williams OBE


Judith Weir Photographer, Sim Canetty-Clarke.

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.

Bruno Peek LVO OBE OPR

Pageantmaster, The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Beacons

Anne T. Gallagher AO

Director-General of the Commonwealth Foundation

Graham Trew MVO

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

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