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

Tue., October 19, 2021, 7:30 PM
Cathedral of St. John the Divine
DAVID BRIGGS, organ
CATHEDRAL CHOIR OF ST. JOHN THE DIVINE

Kent Tritle, conductor
Susanna Phillips, soprano
Kirsten Sollek, alto
Bernard Holcomb, tenor
Joseph Beutel, bass

L. V. BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 9 (World premiere of a transcription for organ by David Briggs)

This concert is free to the public.

Tue., October 26, 2021, 7:30 PM
Cathedral of St. John the Divine
MUSICA SACRA

Musica Sacra Chorus and Orchestra
Kent Tritle, conductor
Michael Sheetz, conductor
Nola Richardson, soprano
Helen Karloski, mezzo-soprano
James Reese, tenor
Peter Stewart, baritone
Sato Moughalian, flute

J. S. BACH  Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor
J. S. BACH  Cantata 78, Jesu, der du meine Seele
JOHANN MICHAEL BACH  Halt, was du hast
JOHANN CHRISTOPH BACH  Fürchte dich nicht

Tue., November 2, 2021, 6:45 PM
(service at 7:30 PM)
Cathedral of St. John the Divine

A National Service of Remembrance, including a presentation of Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem performed by the Cathedral Choir and Orchestra of St. John the Divine conducted by Kent Tritle. Free to the public, this event culminates three days celebrating the reopening of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine.

(On Sunday, October 31 at 5 PM, Festal Evensong for All Saints, Kent conducts the Cathedral Choirs, brass and timpani in the world premiere of a Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis by the Cathedral’s new Associate Organist, Daniel Ficarri.)

RECENT NEWS

  • 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
  • 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.

10 hours ago

Kent Tritle
This just in - you will be able to livestream next Tuesday's 7:30 pm concert from the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, NYC: Artist in Residence David Briggs, renowned for his organ transcriptions of major orchestral masterpieces, presents the world premiere of his scintillating new arrangement of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, the “Choral.” Conducted by Kent, the performance will also feature twelve singers from the Cathedral Choir, with timpani and percussion, and soloists Susanna Phillips, Soprano, Kirsten Sollek, Bernard Holcomb, and Joseph Charles Beutel, Bass-Baritone.Go to the concert page for the stream here: www.stjohndivine.org/calendar/40471/beethovens-ninth-symphony-free-admission ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

Kent Tritle
Join in tomorrow as the Cathedral Choir and the Paul Winter Consort perform Winter’s music of Missa Gaia/Earth Mass along with the Forces of Nature Dance Theatre Ensemble in the Cathedral's annual feast of St. Francis. Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the service will not be open to the public, but livestreamed on the Cathedral Facebook page - www.facebook.com/StJohnDivineNYC and Youtube channel ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

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Last night, Kent performed the first public concert at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, NYC in 18 months! ... See MoreSee Less
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