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 and Chair of the Organ Department 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.

Upcoming Concerts   |   Latest News   |   2017-18 Season

July 8-15, 2018
Connecticut College, New London, CT
The Choral Workshop at the Amherst Music Festival, led by Kent Tritle, is designed to give the serious amateur choral singer an opportunity to learn and perform masterworks.  The 2018 workshop will focus on Machaut’s Messe de Nostre Dame, Motets for Five Voices of Lassus, and Charpentier’s  Le Reniement de St. Pierre. The performance takes place Saturday, July 14, at 11 AM.

Sunday, July 22, 2018, 6 PM
New York Philharmonic at Bravo! Vail, Vail, CO
David Robertson, conductor
George Li, piano
Kent Tritle, organ
Hank Gutman, special guest conductor

COPLAND: An Outdoor Overture
MENDELSSOHN: Piano Concerto No. 1
SAINT-SAËNS: “Organ” Symphony


  • KENT TRITLE SPRING SEASON 2018 (press release – pdf)
    *American History, New York History Take Center Stage in New Works, in Programs at Carnegie Hall and the Cathedral of St. John the Divine
    *Organ Recital of French Music at St. John the Divine Is Immediately Followed by Saint-Saëns “Organ Symphony” with Antonio Pappano and the New York Philharmonic
  • Kent explored the riches of the choral repertoire and recording library in the radio show “The Choral Mix with Kent Tritle,” that aired 2010-2014 on WQXR. Many episodes are available to stream online (scroll down to those with a “Listen” button).
  • KENT TRITLE’S 2017-18 SEASON (press release – pdf)
    *Oratorio Society of New York: World Premieres of Paul Moravec’s Sanctuary Road, Libretto by Mark Campbell, about the Underground Railroad, and Behzad Ranjbaran’s We Are One; Brahms’s Ein Deutsches Requiem with Susanna Phillips and John Chest
    *Great Music in a Great Space at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine: A Program with Rose of the Compass Devoted to New York Immigrants with the World Premiere of a Commission by Robert Sirota, and a Program of Pärt, Stravinsky, and Kodaly
    *Musica Sacra: A Cappella Masterpieces from Gregorian Chant to Lauridsen
    *Recitals on Two of NYC’s Great Organs – Cathedral of St. John the Divine and Church of St. Ignatius Loyola – and Saint-Saëns’s “Organ Symphony” with New York Philharmonic
  • On Becoming a Professional Choral Singer–Advice from the, July 13, 2017