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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Sunday, January 22, 2017, 4 PM
St. Thomas Reformed Church, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

Arthur Fiacco, cello

J.S. BACH  Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C Major, BWV 564                             
VIVALDI  Cello Sonata No.1 in B flat               
ROREM  Selections from Views from the Oldest House
DEBUSSY  Romance
J.S. BACH  Fantasy and Fugue in G Minor
SIBELIUS  Walse Triste
FRANCK  Pièce Héroïque

Wednesday, February 8, 2017, 7:30 PM
Great Music in a Great Space at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine

J.S. BACH  Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C Major, BWV 564    
ROREM  Views from the Oldest House
FRANCK  Grand Pièce Symphonique, Op. 17


  • 7276-cover658-300x263Music from a Higher Sphere – CD just released!
    In April 2016, Kent led the Oratorio Society of New York; choruses and the orchestra of the Manhattan School of Music; soloists Sara Murphy, Rachel Rosales, Bryn Holdsworth, Jana McIntyre, Noragh Devlin, John Tiranno, Tim Murray, and Adam Lau; and the Cathedral Choristers (children’s choir) of St. John the Divine in the world premiere of an arrangement of Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 for chorus, soloists, and organ by organist David Briggs, with Briggs as organ soloist. The Pro Organo label recorded the event, and the double CD, Music from a Higher Sphere, is now available – watch the promotional video, and click here to purchase.
  • KENT TRITLE’S 2016-17 SEASON  (press release – pdf)
    *Asian Debut with The National Chorus of Korea at the Great Mountains Music Festival & School
    *U.S. Premiere of Rautavaara’s Vigilia with the Cathedral Choir of St. John the Divine
    *Britten’s War Requiem with the Oratorio Society of New York and the Manhattan School of Music Symphony and Symphonic Chorus
    *Bach and Mozart Masses with Oratorio Society of New York
    *Palestrina, Pärt, Tavener, Bach, Britten, Brahms with Musica Sacra
  • Review: Musica Sacra’s ‘Messiah,’ Buoyant and Burnished at Carnegie Hall
  • "With an excellent chorus and reliably top-notch soloists, the annual performances of Handel’s “Messiah” by Musica Sacra, under the direction of Kent Tritle, command a loyal following." ~Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim, The New York Times, December 23, 2015 [full text]