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.


Tuesday, March 5, 2024, 7 PM
St. Bartholomew’s Church, New York, NY

Kent Tritle, conductor
Susanna Phillips, soprano
Heather Petrie, contralto
Joshua Blue, tenor
Tyler Duncan, baritone
David Briggs, organ

L.V. BEETHOVEN  Symphony No. 9, finale: “Ode to Joy” (arr. David Briggs)
GUSTAV MAHLER  Symphony No. 2, “Resurrection,” choral finale (arr. David Briggs)

This special program features the choral finales of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 and Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 transcribed for chorus and organ by David Briggs, and a work chosen from a call for scores by the OSNY.

Tuesday, March 19, 2024, 7:30 PM
Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York, NY

Kent Tritle, conductor
Elisse Albian and Emily Donato, sopranos
Kirsten Sollek, contralto
Richard Pittsinger, tenor
Nathaniel Sullivan, baritone
Joseph Beutel, bass-baritone
Musica Sacra Chorus & Orchestra

HEINRICH SCHÜTZ Musikalische Exequien
G.F. HANDEL Dixit Dominus

7 PM: Pre-concert discussion with artist Anne Patterson and Kent Tritle

April 4-6, 2024
David Geffen Hall, New York, NY

Karina Canellakis, conductor
Alice Sara Ott, piano

ANTON WEBERN Six Pieces for Orchestra, Op. 6 (1928 version)
RICHARD STRAUSS Tod und Verklärung (Death and Transfiguration)
MAURICE RAVEL Piano Concerto in G Major
ALEXANDER SCRIABIN Le Poème de l’extase (The Poem of Ecstasy)*

*Kent Tritle is the organist of the New York Philharmonic.

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Kent Tritle’s 2023-24 Season

(press release – pdf)

Kent Tritle’s 2023-24 Season Includes the 150th Season of Oratorio Society of New York

      • Handel’s Samson and Messiah, Bach’s Magnificat, Mozart’s Requiem, and 150th Season Celebration Concert with Oratorio Society of New York
      • Schütz & Handel, Messiah, and “Re:Soundings,” a Surround-Sound ChoralEvent with Musica Sacra
      • Saint-Säens “Organ” Symphony with the New York Philharmonic

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
On Saturday, the CCathedral of St. John the Divine, NYChosted the Episcopal Diocese of New York for the investiture and installation of The Right Reverend Matthew F. Heyd, as the 17th Bishop of New York. Kent and team led the combined Cathedral Choirs and Choristers and musicians as part of the ceremony. You can stream it all here: ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

Kent Tritle
Kent just posted on - "It’s gonna be a great week at the NY Phil! Alpine Symphony!" ... See MoreSee Less
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