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

Mon., May 18, 2020, 7:30 PM
Cathedral of St. John the Divine
New York, NY

MUSICA SACRA
Kent Tritle, conductor

J. S. BACH  Komm, Jesu, Komm, BWV 229
JOHANNES BRAHMS  Schaffe in mir, Gott
ANTON BRUCKNER  Os Justi
JOSEF GABRIEL RHEINBERGER  Mass in E‐Flat Major, Op. 109

May 26‐31, 2020 – CANCELLED
David Koch Theater, Lincoln Center, New York, NY

NEW YORK CITY BALLET

Musica Sacra, Kent Tritle, music director, is featured in performances of Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream for the Balanchine ballet.

Sunday, June 28, 2020, 4 PM
First United Methodist Church, Des Moines, IA
KENT TRITLE, organ

 

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RECENT NEWS

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’S SPRING 2020
Includes Bach and Brahms Masterworks and a World Premiere

(press release – pdf)

*The U.S. Premiere of a New Critical Edition of Brahms’s A German Requiem with the Oratorio Society of New York at Carnegie Hall
*The World Premiere of A Nation of Others, a Paul Moravec/Mark Campbell Oratorio About Ellis Island, with Robert Paterson’s Walt Whitman’s America with the Oratorio Society of New York at Carnegie Hall
*Bach’s St. John Passion with the Cathedral Choir of St. John the Divine

KENT TRITLE’S 2019-20 SEASON

(press release – pdf)

    • “All About Communication”: Kent Tritle Stars in WIRED “Masterminds” Episode
    • The World Premiere of a New Critical Edition of Brahms’s A German Requiem by Michael Musgrave, with the Oratorio Society of New York at Carnegie Hall

more news…

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.

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Kent Tritle

Kent played Bach's Toccata in D Minor, "Dorian," as the closing voluntary on March 29 - listen below!
And the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, NYC will be streaming Good Friday Liturgy and Easter Sunday (at which Kent will perform) from their website:
www.stjohndivine.org/calendar/15338/11-am-livestream-easter-sunday
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Kent reaches out again, this time with J.S. Bach's Toccata in C Major, from the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, NYC - ... See MoreSee Less

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3 weeks ago

Kent Tritle

As Kent prepares for this morning's 11 am livestream service from the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, NYC, he sends this gift of Bach, below, saying:
"Fresh from the oven, from me to you this morning!"
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