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

Monday, December 21, 2020, 8 PM
Available to watch on-demand at www.osny.org

ORATORIO SOCIETY OF NEW YORK
Kent Tritle, conductor
Susanna Phillips, soprano
Heather Petrie, contralto
Joshua Blue, tenor
Sidney Outlaw, baritone

“The Grand Tradition Continues: OSNY Messiah 2020”
Selections from Handel’s Messiah

Tuesday, March 23, 2021, 7:30 PM
Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York, NY

CATHEDRAL CHOIR AND ORCHESTRA OF ST. JOHN THE DIVINE
Kent Tritle, conductor
Soloists to include:
Amy Justman, soprano
Kirsten Sollek, contralto
Lawrence Jones, tenor
Peter Stewart, baritone

J. S. BACH  St. John Passion

Wednesday, May 5, 2021, 8 PM
Carnegie Hall, New York, NY

ORATORIO SOCIETY OF NEW YORK
Kent Tritle, conductor

PAUL MORAVEC/MARK CAMPBELL   A Nation of Others
World Premiere oratorio celebrating immigrants’ arrival at Ellis Island
ROBERT PATERSON  Whitman’s America
Settings of poems from Whitman’s Leaves of Grass

RECENT NEWS

KENT TRITLE LEADS “THE GRAND TRADITION CONTINUES: OSNY MESSIAH 2020” – Premieres December 21, 2020, at 8 pm ET on www.osny.org

(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.

2 weeks ago

Kent Tritle

A good post for today - as Kent says below, "we offer this as a gift of peace for this continued season of Epiphany. Together we move to the Light!" ... See MoreSee Less

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3 weeks ago

Kent Tritle

Tomorrow at 7 pm - the New Year's Eve Concert for Peace 2020 - virtual but more meaningful than ever! Join in:Tomorrow night is our New Year's Eve Concert for Peace. Join us virtually at 7pm for spectacular performances by members of the Cathedral Choir, soloist Jamet Pittman, and Artist in Residence David Briggs.

A holiday tradition for over 30 years, the Concert for Peace was founded by Leonard Bernstein as a tribute to the people of New York City. Hosted by Harry Smith, with a welcome from the Right Reverend Clifton Daniel, Dean of the Cathedral. Streaming for free at 7pm on our Facebook, website, and YouTube. More info: www.stjohndivine.org/calendar/38183/new-years-eve-concert-for-peace
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4 weeks ago

Kent Tritle

To end the year, some big news:
After 31 years of life together, Kent and Arthur were MARRIED on December 4th! The ceremony was simple - it took place at the Rosendale Café in Rosendale, New York, just 2.5 miles from Arthur and Kent’s house in Stone Ridge, near the Catskills. Kent had asked the owners for permission to stand outside and to borrow the cook and server as witnesses. The owners, being friends, would hear nothing of it and became the witnesses, and the ceremony took place inside. The wonderful Justice of the Peace also happened to be a choral singer in nearby Kingston.
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