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 Director of Choral Activities at the Manhattan School of Music and 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 and the American Symphony Orchestra and a member of the organ faculty of the Manhattan School of Music.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Fri., December 10, 7 PM
Sat., December 11, 7 PM
Cathedral of St. John the Divine
CATHEDRAL CHRISTMAS CONCERT

Cathedral Choirs and Orchestra
Kent Tritle, conductor
Bryan Zaros, conductor
Halley Gilbert, soprano
Katie Geissinger, mezzo-soprano

BENJAMIN BRITTEN  A Ceremony of Carols
ANTONIO VIVALDI  Gloria
Christmas carols

These performances of Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols are underwritten by Dr. Gwen Zornberg in honor of the life of Judge Deborah A. Batts.

December 14, 15, 17 & 18
Riverside Church

NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC

Jeannette Sorel, conductor
GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL  Messiah
(Kent Tritle is the organist of the New York Philharmonic)

Monday, December 20, 2021, 8 PM
Carnegie Hall
ORATORIO SOCIETY OF NEW YORK

Kent Tritle, conductor
Leslie Fagan, soprano
Heather Petrie, contralto
Joshua Blue, tenor
Sidney Outlaw, baritone
Orchestra of the Society

GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL  Messiah Part I (complete) with highlights from Parts II & III

RECENT NEWS

  • Kent Tritle Has a Full 2021-22 Season of Events – at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine and Manhattan School of Music, and with Musica Sacra and the Oratorio Society of New York

    (press release – pdf)

    From a cappella choral programs and premieres to Handel’s Messiah, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Mozart’s Requiem, and an organ recital

  • KENT TRITLE IS A 2021 GRAMMY NOMINEE – Best Choral Performance, for the Moravec/Campbell Oratorio Sanctuary Road, with Kent Tritle Leading the Oratorio Society of New York, on Naxos

(press release – pdf)

      • Soloists Susanna Phillips, Heather Petrie, Joshua Blue, and Sidney Outlaw, and Members of the Oratorio Society of New York Chorus and Orchestra Perform Selections from Handel’s Messiah, Including the “Hallelujah” Chorus – Taped in October in Tritle’s Barn in Stone Ridge, New York
      • On December 13, Kent Tritle To Lead the Cathedral Choir of St. John the Divine on the Cathedral Steps in a Concert of Holiday Music
      • Grammy Nomination, Best Choral Performance, for the Moravec/Campbell Oratorio Sanctuary Road, with Kent Tritle Leading the Oratorio Society of New York, on Naxos
  • KENT TRITLE IS THE 2020 RECIPIENT OF CHORUS AMERICA’S MICHAEL KORN FOUNDERS AWARD FOR DEVELOPMENT OF THE PROFESSIONAL CHORAL ART

(press release – pdf)

Chorus America has announced its 2020 awards program honorees, and Kent Tritle is the recipient of the Michael Korn Founders Award for Development of the Professional Choral Art. Named after one of the founders of Chorus America, this award was established in 1978 to honor an individual with a lifetime of significant contributions to the professional choral art.

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.

1 week ago

Kent Tritle
After last night's performance of Mozart's Requiem with the Symphonic Chorus and Symphony Orchestra of the Manhattan School of Music: Kent with the 'bones: Kesem Ninio, alto trombone; Benjamin McLaughlin, bass trombone; and Samuel George, tenor trombone. Kent says, "Tonight I had the privilege of working with one of the most wonderful trombone sections ever in my experience of conducting Mozart Requiem!" ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

Kent Tritle
Next Monday, Nov. 22, at 7:30 pm, Kent leads the Manhattan School of Music Symphonic Chorus and Symphony Orchestra in a concert of Mozart's Requiem, Falla's "Siete canciones populares españolas" and the Stabat Mater of José Maurício Nunes Garcia. Attend in person (at MSM's Neidorff-Karpati Hall) or livestream; info and the streaming link are here: www.msmnyc.edu/performances/msm-symphonic-chorus-with-the-msm-symphony-orchestra/ ... See MoreSee Less
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