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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Saturday, October 20, 2018, 5 PM
Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York, NY
Installation and Institution of The Right Reverend Clifton Daniel III, 10th Dean, and A Celebration of All Cathedral Ministries

Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 7:30 PM
Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York, NY
Kent Tritle, conductor*
Michael Sheetz, conductor**

J.S. BACH Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied, BWV 225*
BUXTEHUDE  Cantate Domino**
SCARLATTI  Stabat Mater*

Pre-Concert Recital by the Newark Boys Chorus at 7:00 PM

Monday, November 5, 2018, 7:30 PM
Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York, NY
Kent Tritle, conductor
Raymond Nagem, conductor

“Armenia 1918/2018: Armistice & Independence – A Centennial Celebration”
A program celebrating the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day and Armenian independence, specifically honoring those who were killed in the Armenian genocide, a direct result of WWI, with a tribute of traditional and sacred music to the Armenian cleric and composer Gomidas.


  • 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