An Oratorio About
the History of Flight


‘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.

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).





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.

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Christopher curated a playlist of some of his favorite classical music composers and inspirations on the digital sheet music library nkoda, view here.


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 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.


'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 will feature 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 with 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.