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.


May 21-29, 2022
David H. Koch Theater, Lincoln Center
Musica Sacra
Kent Tritle, Music Director

George Balanchine’s ballet to Felix Mendelssohn’s score of A Midsummer Night’s Dream

August 14-22, 2022
Northampton Community College, Bethlehem, PA

The Choral Workshop will explore J. S. Bach Cantatas Nos. 4 and 106.


  • 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 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

(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.

6 days ago

Kent Tritle
Here is a message from Kent:Dear Ones, I’m conducting in a concert at the Cathedral on Monday night, and it is available to be streamed! Please see the program- it is an evocative and colorful journey to sunny Portugal. The live stream ticket is only $15- please join if you can!! My beloved Cathedral Choir is joined by an exciting array of instrumental artists, and my friend Ray Nagem is sharing in the leadership roles, as well as my friend Nina Stern. Here is the link for livestream tickets: tune in if you are able!! Hugs, Kent ... See MoreSee Less
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1 week ago

Kent Tritle
Below is a photo of Kent with Rose of the Compass back in 2018. Next Monday, May 23, Great Music in a Great Space - Cathedral of St. John the Divine:Join us for the final concert of the season – “Caleidoscópio! Unsung Voices from Portugal”. This performance invites audience members to sunny Portugal for an exploration of rarely heard works, including the remarkable 13th century female-voiced Cantigas de Amigo; a Sinfonia by Leonora Duarte (1610-1678), a converso of Portuguese Jewish descent; and sacred and secular works of the 16th century by Vicente Lusitano, who was likely the first Black composer published in Europe. Tickets are available to attend in person or via livestream at, May 23 @ 7:30 pm- Rose of the Compass & Parthenia- Cathedral Choir of St. John the Divine- Kent Tritle, Nina Stern & Raymond Nagem, music directors ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

Kent Tritle
After "Elijah": Kent takes a bow with the Oratorio Society of New York and soloists Lucia Bradford, Susanna Phillips, Soprano, Justin Austin, and Isaiah Bell last night at Carnegie Hall. ... See MoreSee Less
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