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.

Wednesday & Thursday, September 11 & 12, 2019, 7:30 PM
David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center, New York, NY
Richard Kaufman, conductor
Musica Sacra
Kent Tritle, music director
The Art of the Score
JOHN WILLIAMS  Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Saturday, September 14, 2019, 3:30 PM
Smithfield Church, Amenia, NY

DIETERICH BUXTEHUDE  Praeludium in C, BuxWV 137
J.S. BACH  Pièce d’Orgue, BWV 572
JOHANNES BRAHMS  Three Chorales, Op.122
J.S. BACH  Toccata, Adagio & Fugue in C, BWV 564
FELIX MENDELSSOHN  Prelude and Fugue in C Minor, Op. 37, No. 1    



KENT TRITLE’S 2019-20 SEASON (press release – pdf)

  • “All About Communication”: Kent Tritle Stars in WIRED “Masterminds” Episode
  • The World Premiere of a New Critical Edition of Brahms’s A German Requiem by Michael Musgrave, with the Oratorio Society of New York at Carnegie Hall
  • The World Premiere of A Nation of Others, a Paul Moravec/Mark Campbell Oratorio About Ellis Island, with Robert Paterson’s Walt Whitman’s America with the Oratorio Society of New York at Carnegie Hall   
  • The U.S. Premiere of Patrick Zimmerli’s Oratorio Instrument of Destiny by the Cathedral Choir of St. John the Divine
  • Bach’s St. John Passion with the Cathedral Choir of St. John the Divine, Machaut’s Messe de Nostre Dame with Musica Sacra 

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.