An International Research Forum for Christian Music in India

Christian Musicological Society of India is an international forum for interdisciplinary research, discussion, and dissemination of knowledge, on the music, art and dance of about thirty million Christians in India, who belong to a diverse set of communities and linguistic groups and follow a variety of liturgical traditions some of which date back to the early Christian era. Founded in 1999 by Dr. Joseph J. Palackal CMI, the Society hopes that such researches will draw attention to the lesser known aspects of India in connection with the rest of the world.

Administrative office : Josef Ross, I st Floor, Peter's Enclave, Opp. Kairali Apts, Panampilly Nagar, Kochi - 682 036. Kerala, India.
Phone: +91 8281393984 / 9446514981.

Office in North America :
Email: Phone : (+1) 646-256-2031


Dr. Joseph J. Palackal C.M.I.
Founder & President

Mr. Felix Simon
Chief Technical Officer





A program to honor, cherish, and preserve the unparalleled legacy of an ancient language and music tradition that are part of the history of India, and an intangible treasure in the world’s cultural heritage .

Dedicated to:
Alexander the Indian (1588-1677)
Inspired by :
The saintly Palackal Thoma Malpan (Circa 1780-1841)


Fr. Dominic Perunilam
“Qandisa Alaha” sung by our children was well appreciated .....

Dr. Amel Antony
Indeed it was an experience worth cherishing in everyway .....

Micky Finn
So appreciated by your English speaking followers..the chants, always soul reaching,

Erica Hunter
Your efforts to maintain the Aramaic (Syriac) chant are making an important .....

Latest Audio

Qandiśā Alāhā (Trisagion)

Instrumental Music score by S. Sebastian Ottaplackal

Solemn High Mass


Latest Video

Syriac chant to celebrate St. Thomas Day. Houston, Texas.

Young Adult English choir of St. Joseph's Syro Malabar Catholic Church in Houston Sings a Syriac song in honor of the Apostle Thomas. An initiative taken by a group of Syro Malabar Youth from California, in connection with the perunual preparations for St. Thomas

Latest Video

ANN LIA & AGNA WILSON SING the Res Qala : Yada hūšāwē

Res Qala ("Head Melody") is a compositional technique in the Syriac chant repertory from the liturgical tradition of Chaldean Church, also apt for congregational singing. In this video, we have a Res Qala, Yada Husawe, from the tradition of the Chaldean Syrian Church of the East, India.

Latest Video

Ramsha Mariam Payyappilly sings the Christological hymn, Sagdinan Mar

An example of a new paradigm for resuscitating the Syriac sound in the Syro Malabar Church.If more families adopt this strategy, the Syriac language will not die out in the Syro Malabar Church

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