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
Premieres online 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.

3 days ago

Kent Tritle

Mark your calendars for Dec. 21: “The Grand Tradition Continues: OSNY Messiah 2020” is a performance of selections from Handel’s "Messiah" that will debut for on-demand, free streaming on Monday, December 21, at 8:00 pm on the Oratorio Society of New York website, www.osny.org. Taped in October in the barn at Kent’s house in upstate New York, the performance features Kent leading 24 members of the Oratorio Society of New York chorus, a 12-member orchestra, and star soloists Susanna Phillips, Soprano, Heather Petrie, Joshua Blue, Tenor, and Baritone Sidney Outlaw.

In addition to most of the Christmas portion of the oratorio (Part 1), the performance includes the “Hallelujah” chorus performed by more than 80 members of the OSNY, each recorded separately and engineered together.
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3 weeks ago

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For Veteran's Day: Here is Kent leading the Cathedral Choir in an excerpt of Patrick Zimmerli's "Instrument of Destiny," recorded at the work's U.S. premiere last November. ... See MoreSee Less

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3 weeks ago

Kent Tritle

This coming Tuesday at 6! Watch the "Tuesday at 6" virtual concert from the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, NYC, featuring a performance compilation of Kent playing favorites by J.S. Bach and the Toccata from "Suite Gothique" by Léon Boëllmann. Details here! ... See MoreSee Less

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1 month ago

Kent Tritle

So here's the story! As the New York Philharmonic says:

Perhaps a trick, and definitely a treat! “All Hallows’ Eve: NY Phil at the Cathedral,” featuring small groups of NY Phil musicians - including Kent! - playing spooky classics that make you think of things that go bump in the night, all in the Gothic interior of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, NYC. Tune in tomorrow at 6:00 p.m. EDT for our musical Halloween party!

The New York Philharmonic partners with the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, NYC for this free, streamed performance of classically spooky compositions by Saint-Saëns and others, recorded in the Cathedral and streamed on their YouTube and Facebook pages on Saturday, October 31 at 6:00 PM ET: www.facebook.com/nyphilharmonic/?utm_source=wordfly&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=mkt_20201030_pl...
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