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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 ...

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. 

8 May 2018

World premiere of Christopher Muscat's Concerto for Strings by the Hrvatski Komorni Orkestar conducted by Michael Laus in Zagreb Croatia | Click here for more details.

21 March 2018 

Christopher Muscat conducts the Cappella Gregoriana Jubilate Deo and the Jubilate Deo Choir in the annual Passiontide concert at the Parish Church of Naxxar | 19:30h |  Free entrance |  Click here to book tickets.

7 March 2018

Muscat's Clepydra for string quartet performed by the Sonos Ensemble at the Maison Communale d’Etterbeek (Belgium) as part of the Europart Festival. Click here for full programme and tickets.

24 February 2018

Caroline Calleja (harp) and Maria Frendo (soprano) perform Joseph Vella's Kantilena on the occassion of the inauguration of the Joseph Vella Musical Archives in Victoria, Gozo.

1 February 2018

Annual concert of sacred music organised by Fondazzjoni Paulus featuring works by Gustav Holst, Paolino Vassallo and Felix Mendelssohn. Malta Philharmonic Orchestra | Conductor Christopher Muscat

23 December 2017

Performance of Muscat's Ave Maria and Salve Regina by Capella Ex Occasione (cond. Ruben de Grauw) and Cantabile (cond. Ad van Unen) at the Grote Kerk, Breda (Netherlands). 

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