Kent Tritle is one of America’s leading choral conductors. Called “the brightest star in New York’s choral music world” by The New York Times, he is Director of Cathedral Music and Organist at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City; Music Director of Musica Sacra, the longest continuously performing professional chorus in New York; and Music Director of the Oratorio Society of New York, the acclaimed 200-voice volunteer chorus. In addition, Kent is a member of the graduate faculty of The Juilliard School. Also an acclaimed organ virtuoso, Kent Tritle is the organist of the New York Philharmonic.


July 7-14, 2024
Union College, Schenectady, NY
Kent Tritle, director

Repertoire will include two pieces by Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548–1611): Motet and Missa O Quam Gloriosum for choir with organ, as well as Agostino Steffani (1654–1728): Stabat Mater for choir and strings.


Kent Tritle’s 2024 Spring Season

(press release – pdf)

Kent Tritle’s Spring 2024 Season: Choral Riches with Oratorio Society of New York and Musica Sacra in Anniversary Seasons, and the Cathedral Choir of St. John the Divine 

Kent Tritle’s 2023-24 Season

(press release – pdf)

Kent Tritle’s 2023-24 Season Includes the 150th Season of Oratorio Society of New York

      • Handel’s Samson and Messiah, Bach’s Magnificat, Mozart’s Requiem, and 150th Season Celebration Concert with Oratorio Society of New York
      • Schütz & Handel, Messiah, and “Re:Soundings,” a Surround-Sound ChoralEvent with Musica Sacra
      • Saint-Säens “Organ” Symphony with the New York Philharmonic

Kent Tritle Stars in WIRED “Masterminds” Episode: What Conductors Are Really Doing

Kent takes a star turn in the latest episode of WIRED “Masterminds,” a new series of online videos from the celebrated platform that explores the intersection of technology and culture. “Masterminds” spotlights experts in various fields who let the viewer inside the finer points of their work; earlier episodes included “Former CIA Operative Explains How Spies Use Disguises” and “Amazing Illusions: Using Human Bodies to Create Shadow Dances.” Watch “What Conductors Are Really Doing” now.

2 weeks ago

Kent Tritle
On Friday night at the New York Philharmonic, standing ovation after performances of Mozart's Requiem and Ave Verum Corpus - Maestro Jaap van Zweden, far left, brings Kent, far right, from the organ for the bows, and, bottom photo, Kent acknowledges Musica Sacra New York. ... See MoreSee Less
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4 weeks ago

Kent Tritle
Introducing a new occasional series: Kent at V&T Restaurant! Here he is at the Morningside Heights favorite, gearing up for a busy stretch: playing organ in the NNew York Philharmoniclive score performances of "E.T." this weekend; then preparing MMusica Sacra New Yorkfor four performances with the NYPhil May 23-28 of the Mozart Requiem, for which he will also be at the organ console; prepping Musica Sacra for performances of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" with the NNew York City BalletMay 28-June 2; and then back to the NYPhil organ for Mahler Symphony No. 2 June 6-8. Hydrate indeed!(Okoboji folks: this sweatshirt is for you!)NYPhil: ... See MoreSee Less
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