An Oratorio About
the History of Flight

  • Release Date: August 21, 2020
  • Formats: CD, MP3, FLAC, VINYL

‘To Shiver the Sky’ is an oratorio about the history of flight, and mankind's quest to conquer the heavens. Told through the words of 11 of our greatest astronomers, inventors, visionaries and pilots, it charts our relentless need to explore the universe, defy our earthly bonds, reach for the face of God, and ultimately claim our place among the stars. It is sung in English, Latin, Italian, German, French, Polish, Russian, and Sanskrit... Learn more.

Guest Artists

Scored for tenor, soprano, early music trio, children’s chorus, adult chorus and orchestra, notable guest artists include Danielle de Niese, Pene Pati, ModernMedieval, Pembroke College Girl's Choir, Royal Opera Chorus, the Assembly, Anna Lapwood, and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (conducted by Christopher Tin).

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A Universal Artist

Christopher has signed with Universal and is now the newest artist on their legendary Decca Gold label. “Making the switch from independent to major label artist was always something I always dreamed of. With this album, I felt it was finally the time to make the move, so 'To Shiver the Sky' will be my first major release on a major label.”

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Boosey & Hawkes and Hal Leonard

Christopher Tin has signed with two of the most respected names in sheet music: Boosey & Hawkes for rentals of his orchestral catalog, and Hal Leonard for sales of choral and concert band works. For more information visit the Sheet Music page.


'To Shiver the Sky': The Digital Concert Premiere

The world premiere of ‘To Shiver the Sky’ is now a majestic digital concert scheduled for August 29th! The video performance will be presented by Washington Performing Arts and will gather the U.S. Air Force Band, ModernMedieval, soprano Danielle de Niese and tenor Pene Pati just to name a few. For more info about this free event, please visit Washington Performing Arts' website.

Virtual Choirs


Numerous ’Baba Yetu’ and ‘Sogno di Volare’ virtual choir performances continue to be posted online, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to shut down live concerts around the world. Many of these concerts are viewable on Christopher’s social media platforms.



Christopher's most popular work, 'Baba Yetu', had the rare distinction of being a clue on the popular game show 'Jeopardy!' The category was 'Choir Practice', and the answer was worth $600.

Make Music Day 2020


Christopher will be judging the Make Music Day Young Composers Contest, an open competition for composers aged 13-21. He'll be joined by David T. Little, Ellen Reid, and Anna Lapwood. Entries are due May 18th. More info at makemusicday.org.