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

Tuesday, June 15, 2021, 7 PM EDT
Musica Sacra with Rose of the Compass Digital Concert
A full-length concert recorded and filmed at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine

Join Musica Sacra on June 15, 2021 at 7 PM for You are the light: a full-length digital concert recorded and filmed at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. Music Director and conductor Kent Tritle leads the Musica Sacra choir with instrumental ensemble Rose of the Compass in this stunning program that includes the world premiere of Duncan Patton’s There Will Come a Time, the concert premiere of Ara Dinkjian’s You are the light, Robert Sirota’s Immigrant Songs, and Armenian music performed by Rose of the Compass.

Tickets $20-$50. All tickets will be available to purchase until July 15, 2021. All viewing links will remain active for 48 hours from time of watching.  Details & tickets

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.

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2 months ago

Kent Tritle
The Oratorio Society of New York performed an outdoor mini-concert on June 5 at the Pulpit Green of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, NYC – here is Rachmaninoff’s “Bogoroditse Dyevo," conducted by Kent. ...
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2 months ago

Kent Tritle
Here is a video trailer for Kent's upcoming June 15 online concert with Musica Sacra New York, below!Join us on June 15, 2021 at 7 PM EDT for "You are the light," a full-length digital concert recorded and filmed at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, NYC. Music Director and conductor Kent Tritle leads the Musica Sacra choir with instrumental ensemble Rose of the Compass in this stunning program that includes the world premiere of Duncan Patton’s "There Will Come a Time," the concert premiere of Ara Dinkjian’s "You are the light," Robert Sirota’s "Immigrant Songs," and Armenian music performed by Rose of the Compass.Tickets $20-$50 here: musicasacrany.com/. Tickets will be available to purchase until July 15, 2021. All viewing links will remain active for 48 hours from time of watching. ...
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2 months ago

Kent Tritle
Earlier this week, Kent and two New York Philharmonic colleagues - Sherry Sylar, Oboist, and Cynthia Phelps, viola - recorded a Bach Trio Sonata at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, NYC, that will be released in September on the NY Phil's E-zine. Stay tuned! (Photos by Roxanne Adams) ...
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