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Christopher has released a new solo piano piece, "Nocturne", in collaboration with fellow DeccaGold artist Wei Luo. The track is inspired by Eliza Acton's poem "I Love Thee", and is a celebration of the sensations of night: the smell of jasmine, the lonely call of a songbird. The release is in support of World Sleep Day. Listen to the track here, and learn more about the piece here.

The Inspiration Thread

The Inspiration Thread

Christopher has released 'The Inspiration Thread', the first of three EPs that are compilations of tracks taken from Christopher's studio albums, but grouped by mood or concept. Listen to this collection of inspiring pieces here.

Sogno Challenge


Christopher, along with the Stay-at-Home Choir, has announced the #SognoChallenge: a fun, social media challenge where musicians are invited to reharmonize his anthem to Civilization VI, "Sogno di Volare". Simply take Christopher's theme and change the harmonies, then post your new rendition to social media with the hashtag #SognoChallenge. Full instructions can be found in this YouTube video, and lead sheets and MIDI to help you get started can be found here. Here are the submissions so far.

Stay at Home Choir


The leading virtual choir organization has announced that Christopher's anthemic Civilization VI theme, "Sogno di Volare", will be their next virtual choir project. Singers from all around the world can participate by signing up here.



In celebration of the 15th anniversary of "Baba Yetu”, Christopher invited his fans to share their own versions of his iconic and best-known song with the hashtag #BabaYetuXV. Click here for more information on how to join the celebration.



’To Shiver the Sky’ debuted at #1 on the Billboard Classical Crossover Albums chart. This is Christopher's second consecutive #1 album; 'The Drop That Contained the Sea' was also the #1 Traditional Classical Album upon release.


'To Shiver the Sky': An Inside Look

An online event exploring the call of the heavens, the history of flight, exploration, and the birth of an oratorio: To Shiver the Sky. The event featured the world premiere of “Courage,” a setting of a poem by Amelia Earhart sung by “one of the most sought-after singers on the planet” Danielle de Niese. Also featuring contributions from leading figures in the world of aviation and exploration, plus a live interview and Q&A with Christopher Tin. Replay the event on YouTube.


To Shiver the Sky

Christopher's third album and first major label release, 'To Shiver the Sky', is out now. An oratorio about the history of flight told in 11 movements, it features performances from Danielle de Niese, Pene Pati, ModernMedieval, the Pembroke College Girls' Chorus, and the Royal Opera Chorus, all accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Visit the album page for more details.



On the occasion of his latest release — To Shiver The Sky (Decca Gold), Christopher Tin discussed practical composing with Soundboard producer/host Ben Finane, Editor in Chief at Steinway’s award-winning online music magazine. Listen here.

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'To Shiver the Sky' Inspirations

Christopher was invited by Nkoda, the leading online sheet music digital library, to curate a playlist of the many sources of inspiration for his magnum opus 'To Shiver the Sky'. The playlist can be viewed here--the full blog post is forthcoming.


'Calling All Dawns' at Lincoln Center

[POSTPONED] Returning to New York City for a new DCINY production at Lincoln Center - Christopher will be conducting ‘Calling All Dawns’ with full orchestra and mass choir. This opportunity is open to all vocal ensembles and singers from around the world. Please visit DCINY’s website for more information.


Universal/Decca Gold Record Deal

Christopher has signed with Universal and is now the newest artist on their legendary Decca Gold label. He joins a star-studded roster of US-based classical artists like the New York Philharmonic, Anthony Roth Costanzo, and Ellen Reid, alongside alt-classical composers such as Joe Hisaishi, Ludovico Einaudi, Max Richter and Olafur Arnalds.

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.

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Boosey & Hawkes, Hal Leonard Publishing Deal

Christopher Tin has signed with two of the most respected names in sheet music: Boosey and 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.



As part of the Kickstarter for the upcoming album ’To Shiver the Sky’, Christopher has released newly-remastered limited vinyl editions of his first two albums. Items and bundle discounts available on the Store page. Discover the video of Chris presenting the vinyl manufacturing process on YouTube.



Splitgate Season 1 is live and Christopher wrote a new theme for it! The developers at 1047 Games have released their most anticipated update since the original launch of the video game in May. You can find more info about this Halo-meets-Portal arena combat game on Steam ®.

Google Talk

Google Talk

Interviewed at Google's New York office, Christopher discusses the incredible journey of his song ‘Baba Yetu’, his conducting debut at Carnegie Hall, and his newest album in-the-making: To Shiver The Sky. Watch the full Google Talk on YouTube.


Carnegie Hall Conducting Debut

Christopher made his Carnegie Hall conducting debut in a performance of ‘Calling All Dawns’ for orchestra, soloists, and a mass choir from around the world. Whilst in New York, he was interviewed by Xinhua News North America and reflected that music should be "the hammer that breaks down cultural barriers”. Photo by Dan Wright.

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Music Productions, Ltd.

Christopher has signed with London-based management company Music Productions, Ltd., and joins a select roster that includes Eric Whitacre and Julian Bliss.

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Rise of Kingdoms

Christopher Tin has scored 'Rise of Kingdoms', a mobile RTS game about building an empire and conquering your foes.


America's Got Talent

‘Baba Yetu’ was featured a second time on Season 13 of America’s Got Talent. Watched by more than 12.7 millions viewers, the Acrobatic group Zurcaroh delivered an out-of this-world performance for their final show. You can watch the video on YouTube.


Crazy Rich Asians

Transforming the classic Chinese song 'Waiting for Your Return' into a sizzling big band and orchestra arrangement, Christopher wrote the opening number of the landmark Warner Brothers film 'Crazy Rich Asians'. Sung by Jasmine Chen, this song is also the first song on the official soundtrack album.

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America's Got Talent

Christopher’s hit song ‘Baba Yetu’ was showcased to a viewing audience of 11.5 million on the NBC show ‘America’s Got Talent’. Performed by the Angel City Chorale, the song earned guest judge Olivia Munn’s ‘Golden Buzzer’, advancing the choir straight through to the live rounds.


Kickstarter: 'To Shiver the Sky'

Christopher is currently working on his third album 'To Shiver the Sky’ and completed a Kickstarter to bring his fans closer to the process. With the support of 2,800+ backers, the campaign raised $221,415, smashing the record for most successful classical music Kickstarter ever. Visit the Kickstarter page here.

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TyDi with Christopher Tin: 'Collide'

Christopher's genre-bending EDM-meets-orchestra collaboration with Australian electronic music producer TyDi launches today, and opens as the #2 electronic music album on iTunes.

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Dechrau Canu, Dechrau Canmol

Christopher has written a new theme song for one of the longest running British TV shows ever, 'Dechrau Canu, Dechrau Canmol'. Newly rebooted on the Welsh TV network S4C, the 57-year old show explores hymn singing in Welsh culture. Christopher's new theme song is called "Canmol" (Welsh for 'praise').

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Repertory Dance Theatre

The Repertory Dance Theatre has created a new dance work to Christopher's piece 'Sunrise on Mars' (from the Offworld Trading Company Soundtrack). Entitled 'Blue Sun', it was choreographed by Tyler Orcutt and premiered in an evening of new works.

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Minnesota Mormon Chorale

Christopher was commissioned to write a new Christmas piece for the Minnesota Mormon Chorale, based on a Swahili translation of Adestes Fideles. Entitled 'Njooni Waamanifu', the exuberant piece premiered at the American Choral Director's Association conference in Mahtomedi, MN.

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United Nations Chamber Music Society

Christopher has been appointed Honorary Artistic Advisor for the United Nations Chamber Music Society. In his new role he will help curate musical programming for various UN diplomatic functions, as well as contribute original works and arrangements for select events.

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The Vatican

The Vatican has used Christopher's song "Baba Yetu" as musical accompaniment in their official pavilion at Expo 2017. The track is featured in the 'Best Practices' room of the exhibition, entitled "Energy for the Common Good: Caring for our Common Home".

The Expo 2017 Astana runs from June 10 until September 10, 2017 in Astana, Kazakhstan.

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International Choral Festival Wales

Christopher has been appointed Honorary President of the newly launched International Choral Festival Wales, an Eistedfodd-style choral festival in Cardiff, Wales. He shares the honor with Welsh composers Karl Jenkins and Paul Mealor, as well as soprano Elin Manahan-Thomas, whom he shared a stage with at the Llangollen International Musical Eistedfodd.

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Llangollen International Eisteddfod

Christopher headlined the third night of the 70th Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod festival in Llangollen, Wales. Conducting the Welsh National Opera Orchestra and featuring a roster of international soloists and choirs, Christopher performed Calling All Dawns, Sogno di Volare, and Passou o Verao to an audience of 1500. The Shropshire Star wrote "Christopher Tin was the star of the show..." and that Baba Yetu prompted "riotous applause and a standing ovation from the audience both after the show and its encore."

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United Nations Refugee Day

Christopher was invited to a special reception in recognition of United Nations Refugee Day, which included the premiere of a brand new piano quintet arrangement of Baba Yetu by the United Nations Chamber Music Society. In attendance were various UN staff, diplomats, and VIPs, including the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterrez, Director Ninette Kelly of the Refugee Agency, Ahmed M. Badr, and Ben Stiller.

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"Adain Cân" Television Premiere

Christopher premiered a new piece, entitled "Adain Cân (Songflight), on the season finale of Côr Cymru, the Welsh TV choral singing competition. Performed on live TV, Christopher conducted the five finalist choirs at the beginning of the episode. Adain Cân translates as "Songflight", and the song is sung in Welsh, English, German and Spanish, with new lyrics by Welsh poet Mererid Hopwood. Visit S4C's website to catch up on performances. Faber Music will release the score.

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Forbidden City World Premiere

Christopher had a new commissioned piece premiered at the International Schools Choral Music Society's 10th Anniversary Festival at the Forbidden City Concert Hall, Beijing. Entitled "Silver Wing", it's a choral setting of the Emily Dickinson poem "A Bird Came Down the Walk" with a lively orchestral accompaniment, and includes one of Christopher's favorite passages he's ever written.

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Guest Judge on 'Côr Cymru'

Christopher Tin is a guest judge on the current season of the popular Welsh TV show 'Côr Cymru' ("Choir of Wales"), the singing competition for amateur choirs. Christopher will join two other international judges, Maria Guinand and Edward Higgenbottom, to help find the best amateur singing talent in Wales.

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Llangollen International Eisteddfod

Christopher Tin will be headlining the third night of the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod in Llangollen, Wales, on July 5th, 2017, conducting the Welsh National Opera Orchestra. The concert will feature Welsh soprano Elin Manahan Thomas and a roster of other international soloists to be announced.

The concert will feature a first half of well-known classical works and a few video game themes, and a second half performance of Calling All Dawns in its entirety. Tickets are available on our Concerts page.

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"Sogno di Volare" Release

The sheet music to 'Sogno di Volare', the theme to Civilization VI, has been published. Contact EAM/Schott for rentals/purchase in North America, and Faber Music for the rest of the world.

Sogno di Volare was given its world premiere at Cadogan Hall on July 19, 2016, by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the combined choirs of the Angel City Chorale, Prima Vocal Ensemble and Lucis, with Christopher Tin conducting.