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

July 7-14, 2024
Union College, Schenectady, NY
AMHERST EARLY MUSIC FESTIVAL CHORAL WORKSHOP
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.

RECENT NEWS

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.

4 weeks ago

Kent Tritle
Those FB friends in the NY area, tune in tomorrow for Kent's turn in the Saint-Saëns "Organ Symphony" with the All-Star Orchestra! (The program will be nationally broadcast this fall.) Read on:WNET/Thirteen - the nation's largest PBS station - will broadcast a special preview of All-Star Orchestra Season Six this Sunday, June 16, at 2:30 pm:A Symphonic Organ Spectacular The ultimate romantic pairing: a full symphony orchestra with a magnificent organ. French composer Camille Saint-Saëns created his “Organ Symphony” in 1886, and it has thrilled audiences worldwide ever since! The program opens with Mexican composer Carlos Chávez’ Sinfonía india from 1931 featuring authentic melodies of indigenous peoples and native percussion instruments of Aztec heritage.Here is a 30-second TV ad now playing on WNET/Thirteen: youtu.be/6d7ol9DREXYIf you live in the greater New York City area, be sure to tune in this Sunday!Note: All four new Season Six programs will be nationally broadcast starting in October. ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months 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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