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.


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.

2 weeks ago

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Kent recorded this short greeting for the Great Music in a Great Space - Cathedral of St. John the Divine Friends of Music, so we thought we’d share it here too – ... See MoreSee Less
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This summer's Amherst Early Music Choral Workshop features Kent leading Bach! Here is the group photo from 2018; for more info about this year's workshop, see below and here: us August 14-20, 2022 for the Choral Workshop at the Amherst Early Music Festival and sing Bach cantatas led by the irrepressible Kent Tritle! We can't wait to welcome you to this spectacular week of music-making, where you'll be accompanied by recorders, viols, strings, and organ. Each day there are two tutti rehearsals with Kent and sectional rehearsals. In the late afternoon, singers can choose from classes offered in the Central Program, such as Medieval Voice, Lassus for voices and instruments, and a class on How to Protect your Voice.Beautiful Cantata 4, Christ Lag in Todesbanden, is scored for chorus and strings. Take a listen here Deeply moving Cantata 106, known as Actus Tragicus, has 2 recorders and 2 viols and continuo. Check it out here with Marion Verbruggen and Reine-Marie Verhagen on recorder: Choral Workshop will perform the cantatas on the Festival Concert Series on Friday, August 19.We still have room for all voice types. ... See MoreSee Less
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