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.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Saturday, January 28
Christ Cathedral
Garden Grove, CA
CHRIST CATHEDRAL INTERFAITH CHORAL FESTIVAL

Kent Tritle, conductor clinician

Wednesday, March 8, 7:30 PM
Cathedral of St. John the Divine
New York, NY
“LIGHT OF PARADISE”
CATHEDRAL CHOIRS OF ST. JOHN THE DIVINE

Kent Tritle, conductor*
Bryan Zaros, conductor**
David Briggs, organ
Halley Gilbert, soprano
Andrew Fuchs, tenor
Ensemble 1047

DAVID BRIGGS  Stabat Mater (World premiere)*
GEORGE WALKER  Lyric for Strings*
MORTEN LAURIDSEN  Lux Aeterna**

Friday, March 10, 7:30 PM
Church of St. Monica
New York, NY
KENT TRITLE, organ
See the full schedule here

RECENT NEWS

Kent Tritle’s 2022-23 Season

(press release – pdf)

    • World Premiere of A Nation of Others by Paul Moravec and Mark Campbell, Handel’s Messiah, and Bach’s Mass in B Minor with Oratorio Society of New York at Carnegie Hall
    • Music by women composers spanning five centuries, and Handel’s Messiah with Musica Sacra
    • World Premiere of Stabat Mater for organ, soprano and tenor, chorus, and orchestra by David Briggs at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine
    • First performances on the new organ at David Geffen Hall in New York Philharmonic season-opening program, in Pines of Rome
    • The Dream of Gerontius in Salt Lake City
Kent Tritle’s Spring 2022 – Concerts at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, and Manhattan School of Music

(press release – pdf)

Musica Sacra’s Postponed Messiah is now a Bach and Mozart program at Carnegie Hall; the choir is also featured with the Juilliard Orchestra with Barbara Hannigan, and New York City Ballet

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 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.

4 weeks ago

Kent Tritle
Tomorrow, New Year's Eve, join in person or online for the "New Year's Eve Concert for Peace," 7 pm ET, at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, NYC - Kent and Bryan Zaros leading a program of Gustav Holst’s "St. Paul’s Suite,"" David Lang’s "Make Peace," Joseph Turrin’s "Lullaby for Vaska," and Philip Herbert's "Elegy: in memoriam," hosted by Harry Smith. See the link below for info on tickets and to access the livestream:Ring in the new year with the Cathedral this Saturday! The New Year's Eve Concert for Peace will be available to livestream on December 31 for all our far-flung friends (and those nearer to home!) to join us and take part. No tickets are needed to livestream the performance! The concert will stream on the Cathedral's website, Facebook page, and YouTube channel starting at 7 pm on Saturday the 31st. In-person tickets are also available for this year's Concert for Peace! This beloved tradition, now in its third decade, has brought comfort and joy to New Yorkers since its founding at the Cathedral by Leonard Bernstein. Each in-person ticket purchase helps the Cathedral make the performance available for free via livestream and day-of distribution to our NYC community. Our deep thanks as well to the Mt. Sinai Health System for their generous support of the 2022 Concert for Peace!For more info, and to reserve in-person tickets, visit us online at stjohndivine.org. ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

Kent Tritle
Two Carnegie Hall "Messiahs" - two pics each. Monday with Oratorio Society of New York and soloists Maria Brea, soprano; Heather Petrie, Contralto; Lawrence Jones, tenor; and Jesse Blumberg, baritone. Wednesday with Musica Sacra New York and soloists Nola Richardson, Soprano; Heather Petrie, Contralto; Joshua Blue, Tenor; and Enrico Lagasca, bass-baritone. Photos by Brian Hatton. ... See MoreSee Less
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