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.

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Friday, December 14, 2018, 5 PM
Cathedral of St. John the Divine

Kent Tritle leads a special performance of Bach’s Cantata No. 140, “Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme,” in celebration of the 50th wedding anniversary of William McKeown and Constance Coles. Soloists are Lianne Coble, soprano; Emerson Sieverts, tenor and Peter Stewart, baritone. The performance is free and open to the public.

Monday, December 17, 2018, 8 PM
Carnegie Hall, New York, NY
Kent Tritle, conductor
Kathryn Lewek, soprano
Daniel Moody, countertenor
Isaiah Bell, tenor
Joseph Beutel, bass

HANDEL  Messiah

Wednesday, December 19, 2018, 7:30 PM
Carnegie Hall, New York, NY
Kent Tritle, conductor
Leslie Fagan, soprano
Daniel Moody, countertenor
Brian Giebler, tenor
John Brancy, baritone

HANDEL  Messiah


  • KENT TRITLE’S 2018-19 SEASON (press release – pdf)
    *Expansion of Oratorio Society of New York’s Carnegie Hall Series to Four Concerts, Featuring Sibelius’s Kullervo, Szymanowski’s Stabat Mater, and Verdi’s Requiem
    *WWI Armistice Centennial Marked in Programs at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine and with Oratorio Society of New York
    *Musica Sacra Season Including Live Score Performances of 2001: A Space Odyssey with the New York Philharmonic and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra
    *Summer Organ Recitals in Germany: Erlöserkirche in Munich and Himmerod Abbey in Kyllburg
  • KENT TRITLE SPRING SEASON 2018 (press release – pdf)
  • 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)
  • On Becoming a Professional Choral Singer–Advice from the, July 13, 2017