CHRISTOPHER MUSCAT

composer & conductor

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CHRISTOPHER MUSCAT

The Jubilate Deo Choir performs Muscat's JUBILATE DEO in Rome.

Latest news ...

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 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 took place on 8 May 2018 Zagreb, Croatia by the Hrvatski komorni orkestar.

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 www.componistenwerk.nl 


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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  


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