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

Saturday, May 8, 2021, 2 PM
Grant’s Tomb, 122nd St. and Riverside Drive, NYC
MANHATTAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC VOCAL ENSEMBLES & CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
Conductors: Kent Tritle, Ronnie Oliver, Michael Sheetz, John Verkuilen, Alejandro Zuleta, and Jose Juan Marzal Fernandez
Works by Mozart, Haydn, Hassler, Gibbons, Britten, Monteverdi, and Pärt

Note: Due to the weather, this performance has been moved indoors and is not a public event.

RECENT NEWS

Together in SongWQXR, April 28, 2021
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.

4 days ago

Kent Tritle
And one more update on today's concert - alas, because of the rainy weather, it has been moved indoors and thus is not a public event. Apologies to any who were planning on stopping by! ...
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4 days ago

Kent Tritle
CHANGE OF DATE! The concert at Grant's Tomb with Manhattan School of Music ensembles is now taking place on Saturday, May 8, 2pm, instead of Sunday! ...
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4 days ago

Kent Tritle
On Saturday, May 8 (this is an update ; it was originally posted as taking place Sunday), Manhattan School of Music Vocal Ensembles and Chamber Orchestra will perform an outdoor concert at Manhattan's Grant's Tomb (122nd St. & Riverside Drive) at 2 pm - Kent and conductors Ronnie Oliver, Michael Sheetz, John Verkuilen, Alejandro Zuleta, and Jose Juan Marzal Fernandez will lead works by Mozart, Haydn, Hassler, Gibbons, Britten, Monteverdi, and Pärt. Stop by! ...
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