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 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.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Friday, December 9, 7 PM
Saturday, December 10, 7 PM
Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York, NY
“THE JOY OF CHRISTMAS”
CATHEDRAL CHOIRS & ORCHESTRA OF ST. JOHN THE DIVINE

Kent Tritle & Bryan Zaros, conductors
Eva Martinez & Halley Gilbert, sopranos
Kirsten Sollek, contralto
Austin Cody, tenor
Andrew Jurden, bass-baritone

ANTONIO VIVALDI  Magnificat, RV 610
RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS  Fantasia on Christmas Carols
YSHANI PERINPANAYAGAM  “In Bethlehem Above”
SHEENA PHILIPS  “The Christmas Bird”
Christmas favorites by Giulio Caccini, John Rutter, Donald Fraser, and selections from Benjamin Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols sung by the Cathedral Choristers
Christmas carols sung by all

Monday, December 19, 8 PM
Carnegie Hall
New York, NY

ORATORIO SOCIETY OF NEW YORK

Kent Tritle, conductor
Maria Brea, soprano
Heather Petrie, contralto
Joshua Blue, tenor
Jesse Blumberg, baritone

GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL  Messiah

Wednesday, December 21, 7:30 PM
Carnegie Hall, New York, NY
MUSICA SACRA

Kent Tritle, conductor
Nola Richardson, soprano
Heather Petrie, contralto
Joshua Blue, tenor
Enrico Lagasca, bass-baritone

GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL Messiah

See the full schedule here

RECENT NEWS

  • Kent Tritle’s 2022-23 Season

(press release – pdf)

    • World Premiere of A Nation of Others by Paul Moravec and Mark Campbell, Handel’s Messiah, and Bach’s Mass in B Minor with Oratorio Society of New York at Carnegie Hall
    • Music by women composers spanning five centuries, and Handel’s Messiah with Musica Sacra
    • World Premiere of Stabat Mater for organ, soprano and tenor, chorus, and orchestra by David Briggs at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine
    • First performances on the new organ at David Geffen Hall in New York Philharmonic season-opening program, in Pines of Rome
    • The Dream of Gerontius in Salt Lake City
  • 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
  • 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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Kent Tritle
Scenes from Tuesday's concert: Kent leading the Oratorio Society of New York at Carnegie Hall in the world premiere of the Paul Moravec, Composer/Mark Campbell work "A Nation of Others," and Robert Paterson | Composer's "Whitman's America." Susanna Phillips, Soprano, Maeve Höglund, Soprano, Raehann Bryce-Davis, mezzo soprano, Martin Bakari, Tenor, Steven Eddy, baritone, Joseph Charles Beutel, Bass-Baritone. Photos by Brian Hatton. ... See MoreSee Less
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