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, December 18, 2017, 8 PM
Carnegie Hall, New York, NY
Kent Tritle, conductor
Kathryn Lewek, soprano
Sara Murphy, mezzo-soprano
Lawrence Jones, tenor
Dashon Burton, bass

HANDEL  Messiah

Thursday, December 21, 2017, 7:30 PM
Carnegie Hall, New York, NY
Kent Tritle, conductor
Kathryn Lewek, soprano
Samantha Hankey, mezzo-soprano
Joshua Blue, tenor
Adam Lau, bass

HANDEL  Messiah

Sunday, December 31, 2017, 7 PM
Great Music in a Great Space at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York, NY
Cathedral Choir and Orchestra of St. John the Divine
Kent Tritle, conductor
Jamet Pittman, soprano
Arthur Fiacco, Jr., cello
With guests Judy Collins, Jason Robert Brown, and host Harry Smith

RUPERT LANG  “Earth Teach Me”
LUCAS WIEGERINK  “See the Wretched Strangers” (2016, U.S. premiere)
HAYDN  Te Deum in C Major
BERNSTEIN  Selections from Mass including Chorales and “Simple Song”


  • 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