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Curated TIDAL Playlists

Christopher has curated an official playlist for The Lost Birds on TIDAL. This playlist features music that inspired the album, as well as music that shares a message or feeling with the album. The playlist can be accessed here.


The Lost Birds' on nkoda

Christopher has partnered once again with digital sheet music app nkoda to create a special The Lost Birds feature. It includes a playlist of sheet music that inspired or is thematically related to the album, and custom visualizations of various movements of the piece. Additionally, until the live premiere in February, nkoda will be the exclusive home of the full score of The Lost Birds. For a 30 day free trial of nkoda, click here.


Webinar with Hal Leonard and the ACDA

Christopher will join Hal Leonard and the American Choral Directors Association for a webinar discussing Multiculturalism, Language, and Soundtracking Humanity. He will do a deep dive into his compositions, use of languages, and his latest album, The Lost Birds. Register for the webinar here.


'The Lost Birds' Live From London

Critically acclaimed vocal ensemble VOCES8 will give the virtual premiere of Christopher's latest work, The Lost Birds as part of their ongoing virtual concert project 'Live From London'. Also on the program are Vaughan-Williams' "The Lark Ascending", and new works by Eric Whitacre and Caroline Shaw. You can get tickets to the concert here.


"Crazy Creative Asians" Panel

Christopher will take part in the inaugural Film Speaker & Screener Series event from the Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Los Angeles. The event will feature top AAPI talent from across the film industry, including Kelly Hu, Andy Cheng, Leo Chu, Alexa Khan, and Trevor Morgan Doyle, moderated by Nicholas Lam. Tickets are $10, or free for students - you can get yours here.

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"Flocks A Mile Wide" Released

Christopher has released a second single, "Flocks A Mile Wide", from his upcoming album The Lost Birds. This instrumental overture is meant to evoke the magnificent spectacle of huge flocks of birds flying overhead. The single is available for listening here.

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The Lost Birds Announced

Christopher's latest album, 'The Lost Birds', featuring VOCES8 and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, has officially been announced, set to release on September 23rd, 2022. The first single, A Hundred Thousand Birds, is available for listening here, and the album is available for preorder here.

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'The Lost Birds' Premiere at Stanford

Christopher's newest work, 'The Lost Birds', will be premiered at Stanford University's Bing Concert Hall on Saturday, February 25th, 2023. The performance will feature VOCES8 accompanied by a chamber ensemble. Tickets are available here.

To Shiver The Sky Premiere

World Premiere of 'To Shiver The Sky'

Christopher's sweeping oratorio 'To Shiver The Sky' was given its world premiere in Washington DC by The United States Air Force Band, Choral Arts Society of Washington, and ModernMedieval. The multimedia concert was presented by Washington Performing Arts at DC's newest waterfront venue The Anthem, with three screens of synchronized videos. A film version of the concert is under development.

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VOCES8 Performs Christopher Tin on Tour

VOCES8 is currently on tour, and as part of their holiday programming, are performing two works by Christopher on select dates, ‘Hope Is The Thing With Feathers’, and his new Christmas carol, ‘I Heard The Bells’. See their full touring schedule here.


Tencent Game Developers Conference

Christopher was invited by to give a virtual presentation about composing video game theme songs at the Tencent Game Developers Conference, and was given a 'Master Speaker' award by Tencent Games.

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Old World (Original Video Game Soundtrack)

Christopher's score to Mohawk Games' latest release 'Old World' has been released by Decca Records US/Universal Music, and is now available on all streaming platforms. The soundtrack features more than an hour of Arabic-inspired music, and includes the show-stopping new title song "I Lift Me Eyes", performed by Lebanese star Abeer Nehme. Listen to the full soundtrack here.

CUNY Responses in Music to Climate Change Conference

Responses in Music to Climate Change

Christopher will be speaking virtually at the Responses in Music to Climate Change conference, hosted by The Brook Center of City University of New York. Visit The Brook Center website for information about attending.

Splitgate Season 0

Splitgate Season 0

Splitgate, the Halo-meet-Portal FPS by indie developer 1047 Games, has been ported to consoles and Steam, and is currently one of the hottest games of the summer. Christopher composed the main theme in collaboration with his frequent collaborators, tyDi and Alex Williamson. The extended version can be heard on YouTube and Twitch.

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To Shiver the Sky World Premiere

The world premiere of 'To Shiver the Sky' at Washington DC's newest concert venue The Anthem has officially been rescheduled. Christopher will be conducting the US Air Force Band and Choral Arts Society of Washington, with additional soloists to be announced. This concert will be free, but with ticket reservations required in advance. Please visit Washington Performing Arts' website for latest info about reservations.

The Orchestral Sessions Vol. 1

The Orchestral Sessions Vol. 1

Christopher puts a lot of care and detail into his orchestrations, which often goes unnoticed because of the strong vocal performances. So to put the spotlight on his orchestral writing, his label Universal/DeccaGold has released 'The Orchestral Sessions Vol. 1': a three-song EP of select movements from 'To Shiver the Sky', but with the vocals removed to allow the orchestrations to take the spotlight. Give a listen to the compilation here, and experience this music in a new way.

The Celebration Thread

The Celebration Thread

Christopher has released 'The Celebration Thread', the third 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 joyous pieces here.

Stay-at-Home Choir Sogno di Volare

Stay-at-Home Choir "Sogno di Volare"

The Stay-at-Home Choir has released their massive virtual choir recording of Christopher's theme to 'Civilization VI', "Sogno di Volare". Performed by 3,600 singers from around the world and accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, it's a staggering production. Watch it here.

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Enter the Funk Dragon

Christopher composed the music for AMC Theaters' Asian Pacific American Heritage Month PSA, running in AMC movie theatres throughout the month of May. It was his second collaboration with director Jon M. Chu, whom he had worked with on the Warner Brothers movie 'Crazy Rich Asians'. His piece, "Enter the Funk Dragon", is a tongue-in-cheek tribute to the history of martial arts in cinema: from Bruce Lee to Karate Kid. Check out the visualizer here. (The baby is Christopher's daughter Penny when she was 18 months old.)

The Lost Birds Kickstarter

The Lost Birds Kickstarter

Christopher completed a second Kickstarter campaign to fund his next album, 'The Lost Birds'. The campaign reached $225,472, which once again broke the record for highest funded classical music Kickstarter campaigns; a record which was previously held by his last album, 'To Shiver the Sky'. Visit the campaign page here.

The Mythology Thread

The Mythology Thread

Christopher has released 'The Mythology Thread', the second 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 pieces inspired by mythology here.



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.