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

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

Latest Video

Syriac chants during priestly ordination of Fr Melvin Paul. Chicago

The conversation on Syriac chants reaches the younger generation of priests in the Syro Malabar Church in America. Fr. Melvin Paul Mangalath decided to follow the footsteps of the other priests who recently received priestly ordination in the same diocese.

Latest Video

St. Thomas Chant for the feast of Dukhrana.

Mar Walah, the very words from the mouth of the Apostle of India. The St. Thomas Christians have the privilege of owning up and celebrating these words, especially on July 3.

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