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Christopher Tin

Composer

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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.

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.

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 audence 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.

"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.

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.

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.

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.

"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.