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Christopher Muscat's QUINTESSENCE for piano quintet (live performance in Berlin, December 2017)

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Christopher Muscat has just completed sensitIV, commissioned by the Malta Society of Arts, Manufacturing and Commerce. This work is divided in 4 movements:

i. Locus Iste (solo s, satb choir and percussion)

ii. Loop the Loop (marimba and live looping)

iii. Akva (piano and live electronics)

iv. Pavan (viola, choir, piano and percussion)

The first performance will take place on Tuesday 24th September 2019 at Palazzo de La Salle, Valletta performed by Daniel Cauchi (percussion), Nadia Debono (viola), the Goldberg Ensemble and Michael Laus (piano/conductor).

Innovation Award

CHANT, SILENCE, SOUNDS & SPACES - based on an original concept by Christopher Muscat - that combines plainchant by the Cappella Gregoriana Jubilate Deo with the amazing percussion compositions and improvisations of percussionist Renzo Spiteri was a finalist for the Innovation Award of Arts Council Malta's Il-Premju għall-Arti.

New appointment for Christopher Muscat

Christopher Muscat has been appointed Director of Music of the Archdiocese of Malta and Maestro di Cappella of the Metropolitan Cathedral. With this appointment, the Jubilate Deo Choir will now become the choir in residence of St John's Co-Cathedral (Valletta). 

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 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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Upcoming events ...

November 2019

Christopher Muscat's Festival Overture to be performed in Moscow by the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra

21 September 2019

MUSIC FOR A WHILE: Caroline Calleja (harp) and Elin Manahan Thomas (soprano) | St Paul's Anglican Cathedral, Valletta | 19:30h | Click here for more info | Click here for poster

29 June, 2 July 2019

Performances of Clepsydra as part of the Malta International Arts Festival. Click here for more info

23 May 2019

Christopher Muscat conducts the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra in an orchestral concert dedicated to the works of Carmelo Pace | Mdina Cathedral

5 & 12 April 2019

Miserere Mei: concert of sacred music for Passiontide performed by the Jubilate Deo Choir under the direction of Christopher Muscat at St John's Co-Cathedral and the Parish Church of Naxxar. Free Entrance.

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  

17 & 19 December 2018

Christmas Concert by the Jubilate Deo Choir under the direction of Christopher Muscat with the participation of the Cappella Gregoriana Jubilate Deo, Pueri Cantores Jubilate Deo, harpist Caroline Calleja and organist Ronald Camilleri | Naxxar Parish Church (17) & St Dominic Church Rabat (19) @ 19:30h | Free Entrance

16 November 2018

Irina Rozanova performs Christopher Muscat's Dirge (arr. organ) at the Basilica of St Pater & St Paul, Nadur, Gozo as part of the Malta International Organ Festival | Click here for full programme

8 November 2018

Caroline Calleja (harp), Ronald Camilleri (organ), the Jubilate Deo and Pueri Cantores Jubilate Deo choirs under the direction of Christopher Muscat perform a concert of Christmas music as part of the International Convention of Crib Makers being held in Malta between the 7 & 11 November 

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. 

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.

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