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Caroline Calleja performing GĦELIEM for harp

Latest news ...

Muscat's mass setting published

2 June 2018: Muscat's Quddiesa Dawl tal-Fidi (Missa Lumen Fidei) has just been published by the Archdiocese of Malta. This complete mass setting in Maltese (published both as full score and seperately as a vocal score for choir and congregation) comes complete with an audio CD recording.

New work for string orchestra completed

March 2018: Muscat's Concerto for Strings completed. A three-movement, 15 minute work for string orchestra in Concerto Grosso style featuring solo and ripieno parts. World premiere 8 May 2018 Zagreb, Croatia.

New work on CD

On 3 February 2018 Fondazzjoni Paulus launched the CD Celebrating St Paul that features Christopher Muscat's Cantata L-X ta' Frar 1928 performed by the Jubilate Deo Choir and the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Marco Frisina. The launch took place at the Presidential Palace of Verdala under the distinguished patronage of H.E. Marie Louise Coleiro Preca, President of Malta.

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Choral works published

A selection of choral works by Christopher Muscat have been published on 

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The Global Climate Change Music Project

Because climate change is a planetary problem … composers from every country on the planet contributed 4 bars of music to create one composition that speaks for the earth.

Christopher Muscat is one of the 187 composers featured in this project. Click here for a preview of the project.

Upcoming events ...

2 February 2019

World premiere of Christopher Muscat's Symphony Bahr al-Mawt by the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Miran Vaupotic | Click here for tickets and full programme

22 December 2018

Żfin Malta dances Muscat's Mesogeios (choreography by Paolo Mangiola) and performed by soloist Francesco Sultana | Malta Philharmonic Orchestra | conductor Michael Laus. Click here for tickets and full programme  

31 October 2018

Nadia Debono (viola) and Michael Laus (piano) perform Muscat's Dirge at Palazzo de la Salle, Valletta. Click here for tickets and more details

19 September 2018

Joanne Camilleri (piano) performs Muscat's For Mabel in the Malta National Day Concert at the Palais des Nations, UN Headquarters in Geneva (Switzerland) | Click here for more details

4 July 2018

Caroline Calleja (harp) and Maria Conrad (violin) in a harp & violin recital as part of the Victoria International Arts Festival (Victoria, Gozo)  | St. Francis Church  | Click here for more details

4 June 2018

Caroline Calleja (harp) and Maria Grech Ganado (poet) as part of the Iljieli fit-Teatru series. Pjazza Teatru Rjal, Valletta | 19:30h | Free entrance | Click here to book tickets. 

Stabat Mater

Excellent review on Christopher Muscat's Stabat Mater in the prestigious music magazine TEMPO published by Cambridge University Press. Click here for review. 

It is indeed difficult to tackle the Stabat Mater, but Muscat's work impresses with its freshness
The Sunday Times of Malta  ~  December 1, 2013
"In this recording, Muscat guides the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra, his distinguished soloists and the listener with authority and passion through his very personal vision of Mary's harrowing journey."
TEMPO ~  Volume 68, Issue 270, October 2014 pp 95-96