CHRISTOPHER MUSCAT

composer & conductor

Welcome to the official website of composer & conductor CHRISTOPHER MUSCAT

Latest news ...

Malta International Choir Festival

Christopher Muscat has been appointed Chairman of the organising committee of the Malta International Choir Festival 2017.


www.maltachoirfest.com 


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. 


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Upcoming events ...

9 & 11 February 2017

First performance of Christopher Muscat's sacred cantata L-X ta' Frar 1928 | Jubilate Deo Choir - Malta Philharmonic Orchestra - cond. Marco Frisina. Click here for more details and tickets. Organised by Fondazzjoni Paulus. 


14 April 2017

First performance of Christopher Muscat's Sonata for Winds for Wind Quintet during the Europart Festival in Brussels, Belgium. Other performances in Minimes (August) and Ixelles (October).


4 May 2017

Performance of Muscat's Epitaphium by the Neapolis String Quartet as part of the International Spring Orchestra Festival. Palazzo Pereira,Valletta | 20:00h | www.iso-festival.com 


29 June 2017

First performance of Christopher Muscat's Mesogeios by the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra. More details on www.maltaorchestra.com 



The Ministry for Tourism and the Malta Tourism Authority are pleased to announce that preparations are underway for the 23rd edition of the MALTA INTERNATIONAL CHOIR FESTIVAL that will be held on the Mediterranean Island of Malta between 2nd and 5th November, 2017. The Festival has now become a mainstay in the Maltese musical calendar and so it is very much anticipated by all music lovers of the genre. Suffice to say that in each of the last editions, Malta hosted around 800 international choristers hailing from countries as diverse as Russia, Great Britain, Italy, Poland, Spain and China. Choirs may participate in the festival in more ways than one. The festival has a competitive side to it, as well as a non-competitive programme. The Festival runs over four days strong and provides choirs with a varied programme, spread across several venues. Another important aspect of the festival is the pedagogical part which takes place in the form of workshops or masterclasses. The festival's schedule is planned in such a way as to allow free time for foreign choirs to enjoy the country's unique cultural and historical heritage and of course, the sun and sea. Weather in November is still warm enough to spend a day on the beach and enjoy the crystal clear waters. For more information about modes of participation, we kindly ask you to write to the Festival Administrator on: [email protected]


Click here to download the information package for choirs


MICF 2017 Information Package for Choirs


Also, as part of the structural components of the festival the Organising Committee is pleased to launch the 2nd edition of the Malta International Choir Festival Composition Competition. The aim of this competition is to choose the best composition for SATB choir a cappella on a sacred text. The organisers are inviting interested composers to submit their own choral composition. The winning composition shall be performed and recorded during the festival. There will be one prize-winner who will receive a monetary prize of €1000 (one thousand Euro), a diploma and the first performance and recording of the work during the festival.


Click here to download the regulations and application form


MICF 2017 Composition Competition

The last movement from Christopher Muscat's Stabat Mater 

Jubilate Deo Choir, St Monica Choir, soprano Charlene Portelli, 

cantor Josef Bugeja, Malta Philharmonic Orchestra 

dir. Christopher Muscat

15 November 2013

 

"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