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.

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Monday, April 9, 2018, 7:30 PM
Great Music in a Great Space at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York, NY
Kent Tritle, conductor

An international spectrum of works celebrating the history of immigration in New York, ranging from folk music of Ireland and the Baltic region to choral music of Rachmaninoff, Persichetti, Rebecca Clarke, Tarik O’Regan, F. Melius Christiansen, and Jean Berger, culminating in the world premiere for these combined ensembles of Immigrant Songs by Robert Sirota, libretto by Victoria Sirota. To register for the pre-concert tour of the Chapels of the Tongues, email Stephen Biegner at

Monday, May 7, 2018, 8 PM
Carnegie Hall, New York, NY
Kent Tritle, conductor
Laquita Mitchell, soprano
Raehann Bryce-Davis, mezzo-soprano
Joshua Blue, tenor
Malcolm Merriweather, baritone
Dashon Burton, bass-baritone

MORAVEC  Sanctuary Road (World premiere, OSNY commission)
RANJBARAN  We Are One (World premiere)


  • 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