‘Rise Up and Serve' a Jubilee anthem thanking God for Her Majesty

22nd April 2022

With singers and musicians from as far afield as Australia and Canada, India and England, the Commonwealth Choir’s performance of ‘Rise Up & Serve’ is being premiered at Spring Harvest, the inter-church conference taking place at Skegness and Minehead  after Easter.

The anthem has been written by songwriters Graham Kendrick, Mal Pope and the contemporary worship band Rend Collective for choirs everywhere to sing at Platinum Jubilee events and street parties this summer.

British Gospel singer Muyiwa Olarewaju OBE adds his own words of tribute to the Queen in Hausa, Swahili, Igbo and Yoruba, with the Aldgate School Children’s Choir led by Pat Bilborough adding an intergenerational sound.

The Commonwealth Choir also includes Rend Collective from Northern Ireland, Darlene Zschech from  Australia, Brian Doerksen from Canada, Mal Pope and the Morriston Orpheus Choir from Wales, Morris Matavuvale from Fiji, Sheldon Bangera from India, as well as Voices from the Nations percussion, the All Souls Orchestra, the Regent Hall Band of The Salvation Army, David Grant MBE, Graham Kendrick, Lou Fellingham, and Sounds of New Wine choir with Creative Director Lawrence Johnson.

You can listen to the anthem and download the words and music.

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The Platinum Jubilee website also includes ideas for 70 Acts of Service to honour the Queen for her faith and service over seven decades and a new gift book Our Faithful Queen, which includes rarely-seen prayers the Queen prayed as she prepared for the Coronation.

How are you celebrating the Jubilee? We'd love to hear your plans - email the Comms Team