Holy Cross students take part in special recording of song to mark 70th anniversary of The Commonwealth

DEDICATED to Her Majesty The Queen, Head of The Commonwealth, Believe is an inspirational song, which has been composed by Commonwealth Youth Orchestra and Choir’s (CYO) Commonwealth Composer-in-Residence, Simon Haw MBE, to mark the 70th Anniversary of the establishment of The Commonwealth on 28 April 2019.

Believe has been composed as part of CYO’s educational programme “Inspire to Aspire” and its message is central to CYO’s theme for the 70th Anniversary of The Commonwealth, which is “To Celebrate the Past and Plan for the Future”.

On Thursday 25 April 2019 – the eve of the 70th Anniversary of the establishment of The Commonwealth – Believe, featuring vocalist Mica Paris, was released by the CYO as a charity single, with all proceeds having been gifted by the composer to raise funds for the CYO’s Commonwealth Music Education Fund supporting CYO’s Commonwealth Music Workshops across all 53 Nations of The Commonwealth.

This charity single track is now available to download online from all major music platforms such as Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, YouTube etc.

Believe was recorded at Abbey Road, Studio 2, on 17 January 2019, by members of the Commonwealth Orchestra and Youth Orchestra, Commonwealth Children’s Choir, Commonwealth Scholars’ Choir, featuring Mica Paris and conducted by Simon Haw MBE.

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