CHRISTOPHER MUSCAT

composer & conductor

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CHRISTOPHER MUSCAT

Photo: Joe Smith 2019

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2019-2020 Season

The 2019-2020 is going to be a busy season for Christopher Muscat with performances of Clepsydra (26 September '19 | Brescia, Italy and 11 December | Floriana, Malta) and Festival Overture (23 & 27 November '19 | Moscow, Russia) as well as the premiere performances of the Cantata "Qui Cantat Bis Orat" (3 June '20 | Mdina, Malta) and the Missa San Ġorġ Preca (8 August '20 | Victoria, Gozo).

sensitIV

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.

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.

Upcoming events ...

16 & 20 December 2019

Christopher Muscat conducts the Jubilate Deo Choir annual Christmas Concert at the Naxxar Parish Church and St John's Co-Cathedral | 19:30h | Free Entrance


13 December 2019

NATIVITAS Christopher Muscat and the Cappella Gregoriana Jubilate Deo join forces with the female sections of Kor Malta | St Laurence Parish Church, Birgu | 19:30h | Free Entrance 


11 December 2019

The MPO String Quartet performs Clepsdyra at Robert Samut Hall, Floriana | www.maltaorchestra.com 


23 & 27 November 2019

Christopher Muscat's Festival Overture to be performed at the Svetlanov Hall and the Conservatory Grand Hall in Moscow by the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra (conductor Sergey Smbatyan). 


26 September 2019

Christopher Muscat's Clepsydra performed by the MPO String Quartet in Brescia, Italy. A repeat performance will be held on 11 December at Robert Samut Hall, Floriana, Malta.


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



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.

Choral works published

A selection of choral works by Christopher Muscat have been published on www.componistenwerk.nl 


Click here to find out more.


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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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