Commonwealth Music Council

The Mission of the Commonwealth Music Council is to curate the music of the Commonwealth

As part of its celebration of Commonwealth Week 2016 and to mark the Commonwealth Theme 2016, "An Inclusive Commonwealth" the Commonwealth Youth Orchestra and Choir launched a new ground - breaking initiative, The Commonwealth Music Council.

Through the Commonwealth Youth Orchestra and Choir’s various programmes, The Commonwealth Music Council is engaging with communities in all 56 countries of the Commonwealth to gather national music, in all genres, which is the music heritage of the nations and its people. Through the act of curation, the music of the Commonwealth Nations will be curated into a major new music library which will be freely available to all for research, performance and educational programmes.

The Commonwealth Music Academy

On Monday 7 February 2022 at 12 noon,
To mark and celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II,
Head of The Commonwealth (1952 – 2022),
The Commonwealth Youth Orchestra and Choir (CYO)
announced the launch of
The Commonwealth Music Academy.


Commonwealth Music Recordings

The main proponent of Commonwealth Music is
the Commonwealth Youth Orchestra and Choir and
its various associated orchestras and choirs
which has produced to date twelve CDs,
all of which are freely available to listen to via this website.


56 Nations of The Commonwealth

In 2022 there are 56 nations in The Commonwealth
Which are spread across 6 continents:
Africa, Americas, Asia, Caribbean, Europe, Pacific


Commonwealth Scholars’ Choir

To mark and celebrate in 2019 the 60th anniversary of
the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission,
the Commonwealth Youth Orchestra and Choir
established a new choir: Commonwealth Scholars’ Choir.