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Lighting Our Way the Gracious Throne - Oliver Hayne (West Midlands Platinum Jubilee Anthem)
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Lighting Our Way the Gracious Throne - Oliver Hayne (West Midlands Platinum Jubilee Anthem)

The premiere of the West Midlands Platinum Jubilee Anthem, composed by Oliver Hayne with words by Fatma Mohiuddiun and performed by members of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and a mass children's and youth choir. The piece was performed inside the Birmingham Symphony Hall on the 4th June 2022 and conducted by Simon Halsey. WM Platinum Jubilee Music Competition was a project that brought together several Universities, Schools, City of Birmingham Symphony Hall and B:Music in a project to commission a new platinum jubilee anthem chaired by Judith Weir CBE (Master of the Queen's Music) sponsored by Lawrence Barton DL and directed/produced by Khadeem Duncan-Banerjee FRSA. Poem: Chorus: Seventy years rest behind us, Bright with the flames of hope and change. And many years are yet to come, Igniting justice, fighting hate. Together we stand as a nation, We will never be alone. We will build a brighter future, Lighting our way- the gracious throne. Even when disease rained down, People's lives were flooded now, Storms of chaos; some could fight, Those who dressed in blue and white. Still she spoke with hope and belief, Addressing the nation, providing relief. Still she spoke with kindness and care, Healed the country, helped us repair. (Chorus) Through times of war, waves of hate, Isolation, disease and change. Floods of fear, people's pain. Still she led us through. As the future floats above, Raining down with peace and love, She shows girls that they can lead. Seas of courage are all we need. Clouds of hatred now will fade. Women helping lead our way. (Chorus) We will build a brighter future, Lighting our way- the gracious throne Chorus: seventy years rest behind us, Bright with the flames of hope and change. And many years are yet to come, Igniting justice, fighting hate. Together we stand as a nation, We will never be alone. We will build a brighter future, Lighting our way- the gracious throne. Even when disease rained down, People's lives were flooded now, Storms of chaos; some could fight, Those who dressed in blue and white. Still she spoke with hope and belief, Addressing the nation, providing relief. Still she spoke with kindness and care, Healed the country, helped us repair. (Chorus) Through times of war, waves of hate, Isolation, disease and change. Floods of fear, people's pain. Still she led us through. As the future floats above, Raining down with peace and love, She shows girls that they can lead. Seas of courage are all we need. Clouds of hatred now will fade. Women helping lead our way. (Chorus) We will build a brighter future, Lighting our way- the gracious throne