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 :


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

Mar Walah

Instrumental Music score by S. Sebastian Ottaplackal

Latest Video

Sunil & Seena : Bilingual Nuptial Qurbana

The conversation on the Syriac heritage of the Syro Malabar Church is taking a new momentum in North America. The inclusion of Syriac chants in a Nuptial Qurbana is an extraordinary event.

Latest Video

आवून द'वशमय्या Our Father in Syriac, with Hindi transliteration and translation

We extent our domain to the Hindi-speaking areas in India. We hope all Christians will take pride in reciting the Lord's Prayer in the very same words that Jesus taught His disciples.

Latest Video

Bilingual Qurbana. സുറിയാനി, മലയാളം ദ്വിഭാഷാ കുർബ്ബാന. Bp. Thomas Tharayil.

Bishop Tharayil took the initiative to learn the language and the music. What is remarkable in this celebration is the seamless flow of prayers and chants from Syriac to Malayalam and vice versa

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