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.
Friday, June 9, 2017, 7:30 PM
Church of the Little Flower, Bethesda, MD
THE APOLLO ORCHESTRA
Stephen Czarkowski, conductor
Kent Tritle, organ
Program to include:
SAINT-SAËNS Organ Symphony
KENT TRITLE’S SPRING 2017 SEASON (press release – pdf)
*Organ Recital at the Cathedral 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, Brahms, Britten with Musica Sacra
*Bach Mass in B Minor with Oratorio Society of New York
*Saint-Saëns’s Organ Symphony with The Apollo Orchestra
Music 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.