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

Fr. Antony Kaitharan, a talented singer of Syriac chants from the Chaldean Syrian Church of the East

These are also source texts for comparative studies of the vernacular versions of the respective liturgies. Familiarity with these chants can also promote greater understanding among different Syriac churches in India.

Latest Video

Koonammakkal Thoma Kathanar on the beauty of the Syriac language and music

Koonammakkal Thoma Kathanar in conversation with Jarly Mathew. The beauty and the relevance of the East Syriac tradition of the Syro Malabar Church.The topic is the greatness of the Syriac language and music that our forefathers zealously....

Latest Video

Fr. Emmanuel Thelly, CMI, A Servant of the Syro Malabar Church, but

Emmanuel Thelly, CMI (1925-2015) dedicated his life to serve the Syro Malabar Church, but the Church failed to acknowledge him. You can feel the pain in the voice of Koonammakkal Thoma Kathanar, who knew the worth of Fr. Thelly.

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