Past Concerts

Sunday, October 22, 2017, 3 PM
Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, New York, NY
KENT TRITLE, organ

MARCHAND  Grand Dialogue
PAULUS  Tryptich (selection) (2000)
J.S. BACH  Prelude and Fugue in A Minor, BWV 543
MENDELSSOHN  Sonata No. 3 in A Major, Op. 65
BRAHMS  Chorale Preludes, Op. 122 (selections)
GUILMANT  Sonata No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 80
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Sunday, October 15, 2017, 4 PM
Washington National Cathedral, Washington, DC
CATHEDRAL CHORAL SOCIETY
Kent Tritle, conductor
Danielle Talamantes, soprano
Sara Murphy, mezzo-soprano
John Matthew Myers, tenor
Matt Boehler, bass

MOZART  Requiem
LAURIDSEN  Lux Aeterna
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Saturday, September 9, 2017, 3:30 PM
Smithfield Church, Amenia , NY
KENT TRITLE, organ

J.S. BACH  Prelude and Fugue in A Minor, BWV 543
MENDELSSOHN  Sonata No. 3 in A Major, Op. 65
GUILMANT  Sonata No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 80
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Sunday, August 27, 2017
Stiftskirche, Kyllburg, Germany
KENT TRITLE, organ

J.S. BACH  Prelude and Fugue in A Minor, BWV 543
MENDELSSOHN  Sonata No. 3 in A Major, Op. 65
PINKHAM  A Prophecy for Organ (1971)
GUILMANT  Sonata No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 80
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July 16-23, 2017
Connecticut College, New London, CT
AMHERST EARLY MUSIC FESTIVAL CHORAL WORKSHOP

The Choral Workshop at the Amherst Music Festival, led by Kent Tritle, is designed to give the serious amateur choral singer an opportunity to learn and perform masterworks.  The 2017 workshop will focus on William Byrd’s The Great Service along with works of Thomas Tallis and Robert Parsons. The workshop concludes with a performance.
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July 9-16, 2017
Berkshire School, Sheffield, MA
BERKSHIRE CHORAL INTERNATIONAL

Rachel Rosales, soprano
Kara Shay Thomson, soprano
Emily Misch, soprano (Mater Gloriosa)
Sara Murphy, mezzo-soprano
Mary Phillips, mezzo-soprano
John Matthew Myers, tenor
Jesse Blumberg, baritone
Adam Lau, bass

Kent Tritle leads a week-long workshop in, and performance of, Mahler’s Symphony No. 8.
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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
Monday, May 8, 2017, 8 PM
Carnegie Hall
ORATORIO SOCIETY OF NEW YORK
Kent Tritle, conductor
Leslie Fagan, soprano
Christopher Ainsley, countertenor
Lawrence Jones, tenor
Sidney Outlaw, baritone

BACH  Mass in B Minor
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Thursday & Friday, April 6 & April 7, 2017, 7:30 PM
Great Music in a Great Space at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine
MANHATTAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC SYMPHONY AND SYMPHONIC CHORUS
ORATORIO SOCIETY OF NEW YORK
Kent Tritle, conductor
Susanna Phillips, soprano
John Matthew Myers, tenor
Matthew Worth, baritone
The Cathedral Choristers,
Bryan Zaros, director

BRITTEN  War Requiem
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March 14 & 15, 2017
Teatro Solis, Montevideo, Uruguay

ORATORIO SOCIETY OF NEW YORK
Orquesta Filarmonica de Montevideo
Kent Tritle, conductor

MOZART  “Great” Mass in C Minor
BRUCKNER  Te Deum
ORFF  Carmina Burana (selection from Part I)
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Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 7:30 PM
Cathedral of St. John the Divine
MUSICA SACRA
Kent Tritle, conductor

BACH  Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 227
BRITTEN  Festival Te Deum
BRAHMS  Schaffe in mir, Gott
BRITTEN  Rejoice in the Lamb
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Sunday, February 26, 2017, 3 PM
Church of the Palms, Sarasota, FL
KENT TRITLE, organ

J.S. BACH  Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C Major, BWV 564
ROREM  Views from the Oldest House
FRANCK  Grand Pièce Symphonique, Op. 17
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Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 7:30 PM
Great Music in a Great Space at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine
CATHEDRAL CHOIR OF ST. JOHN THE DIVINE
MANHATTAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC CHAMBER ORCHESTRA AND CHAMBER CHOIR
Kent Tritle, conductor
Kirsten Sollek, mezzo-soprano
Arthur Fiacco, cello
Raymond Nagem, organ

DURUFLÉ  Requiem
DURUFLÉ  Four Motets
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Sunday, February 19, 2017, 7-8:30 PM
Cathedral of St. John the Divine

#refugeinmusic
Instrumentalists, singers and music lovers are invited to participate or take refuge in the sounds of Bach, Brahms, Mendelssohn, Mozart and Fauré. This community gathering will be a show of support for refugees and reaffirm our commitment that immigrants make America great. Sponsored by the Music Department at the Cathedral of St John the Divine, the event will feature Kent Tritle, Anna Lenti, Raymond Nagem, Bryan Zaros, Stephen Biegner, Arthur Fiacco, Jorge Avila and the Cathedral Choirs. Free and open to all.
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Thursday, February 16, 2017, 8 PM
Carnegie Hall
ORCHESTRA OF ST. LUKE’S

Pablo Heras-Casado, conductor
Erin Morley, soprano
Florian Boesch, baritone
Musica Sacra,
Kent Tritle, Music Director

LUTOSŁAWSKI  Musique funèbre
BRAHMS  Ein deutsches Requiem
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Wednesday, February 8, 2017, 7:30 PM
Great Music in a Great Space at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine
KENT TRITLE, organ

J.S. BACH  Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C Major, BWV 564
ROREM  Views from the Oldest House
FRANCK  Grand Pièce Symphonique, Op. 17
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Sunday, January 22, 2017, 4 PM
St. Thomas Reformed Church, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
KENT TRITLE, organ

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
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Saturday, December 31, 2016, 7 PM
Great Music in a Great Space at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine
NEW YEAR’S EVE CONCERT FOR PEACE

Cathedral Choir of St. John the Divine & Orchestra
Kent Tritle, conductor
Jamet Pittman, soprano
With guests Judy Collins, Jason Robert Brown and host Harry Smith

MORAVEC  Light Shall Lift Us (New York premiere)
BARBER  Adagio for Strings, “Let down the bars, O Death,” “Sure on this shining night”
BACH  Mass in B Minor: “Gloria/et in terra pax,” “Laudamus te,” “Gratias agimus tibi,” “Dona nobis pacem”
HAILSTORK  “Motherless Child”
DAWSON  “Balm in Gilead”
HOGAN  “Walk together, children”
Traditional  “This little light of mine”

Light Shall Lift Us is a musical response by Paul Moravec (music) and Mark Campbell (lyrics) to the tragedy that occurred at Pulse nightclub in Orlando on June 12, 2016 – the largest mass shooting in U.S history. The inspirational work was premiered in “One Voice Orlando,” a benefit concert Campbell helped organize with Opera Orlando, that sought to reunite and heal the city during a very difficult time.
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Thursday, December 22, 2016, 7:30 PM
Carnegie Hall
MUSICA SACRA
Kent Tritle, conductor
Kathryn Lewek, soprano
Jakub Józef Orliński, countertenor
Colin Balzer, tenor
Scott Dispensa, baritone

HANDEL  Messiah
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Wednesday, December 21, 2016, 8 PM
Carnegie Hall
ORATORIO SOCIETY OF NEW YORK
Kent Tritle, conductor
Kathryn Lewek, soprano
Jakub Józef Orliński, countertenor
William Ferguson, tenor
Adam Lau, bass

HANDEL  Messiah
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Saturday, December 10, 2016, 7 PM
Great Music in a Great Space at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine
CATHEDRAL CHRISTMAS CONCERT

Combined Cathedral Choirs, Orchestra, and Soloists
Kent Tritle, conductor
Bryan Zaros, director, Cathedral Choristers

POULENC Organ Concerto
POULENC Four Christmas Motets
CHARPENTIER  In Nativitatem Domini Nostri Jesu Christi Canticum
Selections by Willcocks, Britten, Rutter, and Fraser performed by Cathedral Choristers
Christmas Carols
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Tuesday, November 15, 2016, 7:30 PM
Great Music in a Great Space at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine
CATHEDRAL CHOIR OF ST. JOHN THE DIVINE
Kent Tritle, conductor
Halley Gilbert, soprano
Sara Murphy, mezzo soprano
Malcolm Merriweather, baritone
Marc Day, tenor
Matt Boehler, bass

RAUTAVAARA  Vigilia (All Night Vigil In Memory of St. John the Baptist) – New York Premiere
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November 9, 10, 11, 12, 2016
David Geffen Hall
NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC

Vladimir Jurowski, conductor
Daniil Trifonov, piano
Manhattan School of Music Symphonic Chorus and Chamber Choir,
Kent Tritle, director

MOZART Piano Concerto No. 25
RAVEL Daphnis et Chloé
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Thursday, November 3, 2016, 8 PM
Carnegie Hall
ORATORIO SOCIETY OF NEW YORK
Kent Tritle, conductor
Jennifer Zetlan, soprano
Helen Karloski, mezzo-soprano
Alex Richardson, tenor
Philip Cutlip, baritone

MOZART  “Great” Mass in C Minor
BRUCKNER  Te Deum
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Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 7:30 PM
Great Music in a Great Space at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine
CATHEDRAL CHOIR OF ST. JOHN THE DIVINE
ROSE OF THE COMPASS
Kent Tritle, conductor

“The Glory of Constantinople”
A musical exploration of the cultural evolution in this seat of the Ottoman Empire: chants and motets composed upon its 1453 transfer from Christian to Muslim hands (including Dufay’s poignant Balsamus et unda cera), modern-day arrangements of indigenous Turkish folksongs, and more
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Thursday, October 13, 2016, 7 PM
St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Savannah, GA
KENT TRITLE, organ

BACH  Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C Major, BWV 564
BACH  Partita on “O Gott, du frommer Gott,” BWV 767
MENDELSSOHN  Sonata No. 1 in F Minor, Op. 65
ROREM  Views from the Oldest House (1981)
FRANCK  Pièce Héroïque
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Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 7:30 PM
Cathedral of St. John the Divine
MUSICA SACRA
Kent Tritle, conductor

“The Savior of Church Music and the Mystics”
PALESTRINA  Missa Papae Marcelli
PÄRT  Magnificat
TAVENER  Funeral Ikos
TAVENER  Ikon of Saint Cuthbert of Lindisfarne
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Thursday, September 29, 2016, 7:30 PM
Stetson University, DeLand, FL
KENT TRITLE, organ

(Residence also includes a choral workshop on September 28)

BACH  Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C Major, BWV 564
BACH  Partita on “O Gott, du frommer Gott,” BWV 767
MENDELSSOHN  Sonata No. 1 in F Minor, Op. 65
ROREM  Views from the Oldest House (1981)
FRANCK  Pièce Héroïque

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August 19-28, 2016
Kent leads a tour with Cathedral Choristers, Scholars and members of the Cathedral Choir of St. John the Divine: they sing services at Dublin’s Christ Church Cathedral on August 21, and are in residence singing services at London’s Westminster Abbey from August 23-28.
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Monday, August 15, 2016, 7:30 PM
Alice Tully Hall

Mostly Mozart 50th Anniversary Season
FREIBURG BAROQUE ORCHESTRA
Louis Langrée, conductor
Lenneke Ruiten, Fiordiligi
Kate Lindsey, Dorabella
Sandrine Piau, Despina
Joel Prieto, Ferrando
Nahuel di Pierro, Guglielmo
Rod Gilfry, Don Alfonso
Musica Sacra
Kent Tritle, director

MOZART  Così fan tutte

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Saturday, July 30, 2016, 7:30 PM
Great Mountains Music Festival and School

Alpensia Resort, PyeongChang, South Korea

THE NATIONAL CHORUS OF KOREA
GMMFS ORCHESTRA
Kent Tritle, conductor
Elizabeth De Trejo, soprano
Sunhae Im, sopranos
Monica Groop, mezzo-soprano
Dong Won Kim, tenor
Heungu Bahk, bass

BEETHOVEN  Coriolan Overture
BELLINI  Selected opera arias
BEETHOVEN  Mass in C Major
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July 10-17, 2016
AMHERST EARLY MUSIC FESTIVAL CHORAL WORKSHOP

The Choral Workshop at the Amherst Music Festival, led by Kent Tritle, is designed to give the serious amateur choral singer an opportunity to learn and perform masterworks.  The 2016 workshop will focus on 17th century German works.

SCHÜTZ  Musikalische Exequien, SWV 279-281 (German Requiem)
JOHANN MICHAEL BACH  Halt, was du hast
J. S. BACH  Komm, Jesu, komm, BWV 229

May 26-28, 2016
David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center
NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC

David Robertson, conductor
Women of the Oratorio Society of New York
Kent Tritle, Music Director

Programs including:
HOLST  The Planets

May 24-29, 2016
David H. Koch Theater, Lincoln Center
NEW YORK CITY BALLET

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

featuring Musica Sacra, Kent Tritle, Music Director

Monday, May 9, 2016, 8 PM
Carnegie Hall
ORATORIO SOCIETY OF NEW YORK

Kent Tritle, conductor
Rachel Rosales, soprano
Rachel Calloway, mezzo-soprano
John Matthew Myers, tenor
Philip Cutlip, baritone

MERRYMAN  Jonah (New York Premiere)
HAYDN  Nelson Mass – Missa in Angustiis

Thursday, May 5, 2016, 7 PM
Carnegie Hall

Carnegie Hall 125th Anniversary Gala
Martina Arroyo
Emanuel Ax
Michael Feinstein
Renée Fleming
Marilyn Horne
Lang Lang
Isabel Leonard
Yo-Yo Ma
Jessye Norman
Itzhak Perlman
James Taylor
Orchestra of St. Luke’s
Pablo Heras-Casado, Conductor
Oratorio Society of New York
Kent Tritle, Music Director

Thursday, April 7, 2016, 7:30 PM
Great Music in a Great Space at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine
MANHATTAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC SYMPHONIC CHORUS & WOMEN’S CHORUS
ORATORIO SOCIETY OF NEW YORK
DAVID BRIGGS, organ

Kent Tritle, conductor
Rachel Rosales, soprano
Bryn Holdsworth, soprano
Jana McIntyre, soprano
Sara Murphy, mezzo-soprano
Noragh Devlin, mezzo-soprano
John Tiranno, tenor
Timothy Murray, baritone
Adam Lau, bass
Cathedral Choristers of St. John the Divine

MAHLER  Symphony No. 8, “Symphony of a Thousand”
Arrangement by David Briggs for chorus, soloists, and organ – World premiere

Tuesday, March 15, 2016, 7:30 PM
Great Music in a Great Space at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine
CATHEDRAL CHOIR AND ORCHESTRA OF ST. JOHN THE DIVINE

Kent Tritle, conductor
Amy Justman & Michele Kennedy, sopranos
Katie Geissinger & Kirsten Sollek, mezzo-sopranos
Michael Steinberger & Marc Day, tenors
Malcolm J. Merriweather & Peter Stewart, baritones

J.S. BACH  Cantata No. 4, “Christ lag in Todesbanden”
SCHÜTZ  Musikalische Exequien
VIVALDI  Stabat Mater

Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 7:30 PM
Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center
MUSICA SACRA

Kent Tritle, conductor
Lianne Coble, soprano
Helen Karloski, mezzo-soprano
Marc Day, tenor
Kevin Deas, bass

EVAN FEIN  Deborah (World Premiere)
MOZART  Solemn Vespers, K.339

Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 7:30 PM
Great Music in a Great Space at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine
MANHATTAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC SYMPHONIC CHORUS, WOMEN’S CHORUS, AND ORCHESTRA
ORATORIO SOCIETY OF NEW YORK

Kent Tritle, conductor
Angel Azzarra, soprano
Bryn Holdsworth, soprano
Jana McIntyre, soprano
Sara Murphy, mezzo-soprano
Noragh Devlin, mezzo-soprano
John Tiranno, tenor
Timothy Murray, baritone
Adam Lau, bass
Cathedral Choristers of St. John the Divine

MAHLER  Symphony No. 8, “Symphony of a Thousand”

Thursday, February 25, 2016, 7:30 PM
Great Music in a Great Space at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine
MANHATTAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC SYMPHONIC CHORUS, WOMEN’S CHORUS, AND ORCHESTRA
ORATORIO SOCIETY OF NEW YORK
Kent Tritle, conductor
Angel Azzarra, soprano
Bryn Holdsworth, soprano
Jana McIntyre, soprano
Sara Murphy, mezzo-soprano
Noragh Devlin, mezzo-soprano
John Tiranno, tenor
Timothy Murray, baritone
Adam Lau, bass
Cathedral Choristers of St. John the Divine

MAHLER  Symphony No. 8, “Symphony of a Thousand”

(In a related event, organist David Briggs presents the world premiere of his arrangement of Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 for chorus, soloists, and organ on the Cathedral’s “Great Organ” series on Thursday, April 7, 2016)

January 27-31, 2016
SIBELIUS ACADEMY

A residency at Helsinki’s Sibelius Academy, at which Kent will teach choral conducting and organ performance. The repertoire will include Telemann’s Deus Judicium Tuum.

January 22-24, 2016
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Jacques Lacombe, conductor
Bernard Uzan, narrator
Symphonic Chorus of Manhattan School of Music
Kent Tritle, director

BERLIOZ  Symphonie fantastique
BERLIOZ  Lélio

Thursday, December 31, 2015, 7:30 PM
Great Music in a Great Space at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine
CATHEDRAL CHOIR AND ORCHESTRA OF ST. JOHN THE DIVINE

Kent Tritle, conductor
Judy Collins, special guest
Harry Smith, special guest
Jamet Pittman, soprano

“New Year’s Eve Concert for Peace”
ROBERT & VICTORIA SIROTA   Prelude and Spiritual for Mother Emanuel (World premiere)
Chichester Psalms

Tuesday, December 22, 2015, 7:30 PM
Carnegie Hall
MUSICA SACRA

Kent Tritle, conductor
Kathryn Lewek, soprano
Christopher Ainslie, countertenor
Mingjie Lei, tenor
Matt Boehler, bass

HANDEL  Messiah

Monday, December 21, 2015, 8 PM
Carnegie Hall
ORATORIO SOCIETY OF NEW YORK

Kent Tritle, conductor
Leslie Fagan, soprano
Sara Murphy, mezzo-soprano
Nicholas Phan, tenor
Matt Boehler, bass

HANDEL  Messiah (arrangement by Mozart)

Saturday, December 12, 2015, 7 PM
Great Music in a Great Space at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine
CATHEDRAL CHOIR AND ORCHESTRA OF ST. JOHN THE DIVINE

Kent Tritle, conductor

Jamet Pittman, and Michele Kennedy, sopranos
Katie Geissinger and Kirsten Sollek, mezzo-sopranos
Marc Day, tenor
Hans Tashjian, bass
Cathedral Choristers,
Malcolm Merriweather, director

“A Cathedral Christmas”
J.S. BACH  Magnificat
Carols by Benjamin Britten, John Rutter, and Gregg Smith

Wednesday, November 18, 2015, 7:30 PM
Great Music in a Great Space at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine
KENT TRITLE, Organ

BUXTEHUDE  Praeludium in C Major, BUX 137
DE GRIGNY  Récit de Tierce en taille
BACH  Passacaglia in C Minor, BWV 582
WIDOR  Symphonie VI, Op. 42, No. 2 – Allegro (Mvt. I)
PINKHAM  A Prophecy for Organ
FRANCK  Cantabile
DURUFLÉ  Prelude and Fugue “sur le nom d’Alain,” Op. 7

Saturday, November 14, 2015, 2 PM & 7:30 PM
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Tan Dun, conductor
Stephen Bryant, baritone
Elizabeth Keusch, soprano
Manhattan School of Music Chamber Choir
Kent Tritle, director
Ronnie Oliver, associate director

TAN DUN’S WATER PASSION

Thursday, November 5, 2015, 7 PM
Carnegie Hall
ISRAEL PHILARMONIC ORCHESTRA
Zubin Mehta, conductor

MAHLER  Symphony No. 2 “Resurrection”

Monday, November 2, 2015, 8 PM
Carnegie Hall
ORATORIO SOCIETY OF NEW YORK

Kent Tritle, conductor
Susanna Phillips, soprano
Matthew Plenk, tenor
John Moore, baritone

FILAS  Requiem “Oratio Spei” (2002)

Monday, October 26, 2015, 6:30 PM
First United Methodist Church, Iowa City, IA
KENT TRITLE, organ

BUXTEHUDE  Praeludium in C Major, BUX 137
DE GRIGNY  Récit de Tierce en taille
BACH  Passacaglia in C Minor, BWV 582
WIDOR  Symphonie VI, Op. 42, No. 2 – Allegro (Mvt. I)
PINKHAM  A Prophecy for Organ
FRANCK  Cantabile
DURUFLÉ  Prelude and Fugue “sur le nom d’Alain,” Op. 7

Saturday, October 24, 2015, 7 PM
Trinity United Methodist Church, Waverly, IA
KENT TRITLE, organ

PAULUS Tryptich
DURUFLÉ Prelude and Fugue “sur le nom d’Alain”
FRANCK Cantabile
WIDOR Symphony No. 7 in A Minor, Op. 42, No. 3

Wednesday, October 21, 2015, 7:30 PM
Cathedral of St. John the Divine
MUSICA SACRA
Kent Tritle, conductor

TALLIS  Spem in Alium
STRAUSS  Deutsche Motette
BRUCKNER  Os Justi
ALICE PARKER  An American Kedusha
ROBERT CONVERY  The Lamb
RANDALL THOMPSON  Alleluia

Wednesday, October 14, 2015, 7:30 PM
Great Music in a Great Space at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine
St. James Chapel
CATHEDRAL CHOIR OF ST. JOHN THE DIVINE
ROSE OF THE COMPASS

Nina Stern, director
Kent Tritle, conductor

“Four Quarters of Jerusalem”
Celebrating the simultaneous release of a recording of the concert, made earlier this year, by the Pro Organo label, the program features choral settings of Sufi songs, Coptic chant and Renaissance works relating to the Holy Land, as well as joyous dance music of Armenian, Sephardic, and Islamic cultures.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015, 7 PM
First United Methodist Church, Newnan, GA
KENT TRITLE, organ

BUXTEHUDE  Praeludium in C Major, BUX 137
DE GRIGNY  Récit de Tierce en taille
BACH  Passacaglia in C Minor, BWV 582
WIDOR  Symphonie VI, Op. 42, No. 2 – Allegro (Mvt. I)
FRANCK  Cantabile
DURUFLÉ  Prelude and Fugue “sur le nom d’Alain,” Op. 7

Saturday, September 19, 2015, 3:30 PM
The Smithfield Church, Amenia, NY

A Benefit for the Oratorio Society of New York
KENT TRITLE, Organ

Works by Bach, Brahms, Walther and Bach contemporaries

September 15, 2015, 7:30 PM
Stetson University, Deland, FL
KENT TRITLE, organ

BUXTEHUDE  Praeludium in C Major, BUX 137
DE GRIGNY  Récit de Tierce en taille
BACH  Passacaglia in C Minor, BWV 582
WIDOR  Symphonie VI, Op. 42, No. 2 – Allegro (Mvt. I)
FRANCK  Cantabile
DURUFLÉ  Prelude and Fugue “sur le nom d’Alain,” Op. 7

July 20-24, 2015
Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY
Summer@Eastman ADVANCED CHORAL CONDUCTING INSTITUTE

Kent Tritle and William Weinert lead in-depth analysis and rehearsal of Mozart Requiem, Coronation Mass, and shorter sacred works of Mozart, and recent research on issues of choral and instrumental performance practice in the Classical era.

July 5-12, 2015
AMHERST EARLY MUSIC FESTIVAL CHORAL WORKSHOP

The 2015 Choral Workshop at the Amherst Music Festival, led by Kent Tritle, is designed to give the serious amateur choral singer an opportunity to learn and perform masterworks of the Renaissance and Baroque, with a focus on works by Palestrina, Victoria, and Monteverdi.

Thursday, May 14, 2015, 7:30 PM
Great Music in a Great Space at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine – Chapel of St. James

CATHEDRAL CHOIR OF ST. JOHN THE DIVINE
ROSE OF THE COMPASS
Nina Stern, director
Kent Tritle, conductor

“The Wingèd Lion: Venice and the Orient”
Music by Gabrieli and Monteverdi, and traditional music from Armenia, Turkey, and the eastern Mediterranean

Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 8 PM
Carnegie Hall

ORATORIO SOCIETY OF NEW YORK
Kent Tritle, conductor*
David Rosenmeyer, conductor**
Jennifer Zetlan, soprano
Peter Tantsits, tenor
Takaoki Onishi, baritone

BERNSTEIN  Chichester Psalms**
ORFF  Carmina Burana*

April-May 2015

European tour with the NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC, playing organ in Bartók’s The Miraculous Mandarin

Saturday, March 14, 2015, 8 PM
Sunday, March 22, 2015, 2 PM
Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 7 PM
Friday, March 27, 2015, 8 PM
David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center

PAUL TAYLOR’S AMERICAN MODERN DANCE
Kent Tritle will be the organ soloist in the Limón Dance Company’s performances of Doris Humphrey’s
Passacaglia, which is set to Bach’s Passacaglia and Fugue in C Minor, BWV 582

Thursday, March 26, 2015, 7:30 PM
Great Music in a Great Space at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine – The Great Choir

MANHATTAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC SYMPHONIC CHOIR AND ORCHESTRA
ORATORIO SOCIETY OF NEW YORK
Kent Tritle, conductor
Lori Guilbeau, soprano
Sara Murphy, mezzo-soprano
Alex Richardson, tenor
Mathew Anchel, bass

VERDI Requiem

Sunday, March 22, 2015, 7 PM
Peter Norton Symphony Space

THE DESSOFF CHOIRS
James Bagwell, conductor
Amy Kaiser, conductor
Kent Tritle, conductor

90th Anniversary Concert
Program to include works by Mendelssohn and selections from Frank Martin’s Mass for Double Chorus A Cappella conducted by Kent Tritle

Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 7:30 PM
Cathedral of St. John the Divine

MUSICA SACRA
Kent Tritle, conductor
Michael Sheetz, conductor*
Lianne Coble, soprano
John Tiranno, tenor
Malcolm Merriweather, baritone
Arthur Fiacco, cello
Walter Hilse and Raymond Nagem, organists

JURAJ FILAS  Wisdom of the Wise Old Man – World premiere
MICHAEL GILBERTSON  Returning – World premiere
ROBERT PATERSON  Lux Aeterna – World premiere
JUDITH ZAIMONT  Parable, A Tale of Abram and Isaac*

Tuesday, February 24, 2015, 7:30 PM
Great Music in a Great Space at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine – Chapel of St. James
CATHEDRAL CHOIR OF ST. JOHN THE DIVINE
Kent Tritle, conductor

MACHAUT  Messe de Nostre Dame
JOSQUIN DES PRES  Motets
HEINRICH ISAAC  Motets
Gregorian Chant Propers for the Feast of the Annunciation

Tuesday, February 17, 2015, 6 PM
Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Millennium Stage  – Terrace Theater
MANHATTAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC CHAMBER CHOIR
Kent Tritle, conductor
Malcolm Merriweather, conductor*

DAVID LANG  Little Match Girl Passion
GREGG SMITH  Selected works*

Cancelled due to weather

Wednesday, December 31, 2014, 7 PM
Great Music in a Great Space at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine – in the Crossing
CATHEDRAL CHOIR AND ORCHESTRA OF ST. JOHN THE DIVINE
Kent Tritle, conductor
Jamet Pittman, soprano
Gregory Purnhagen, baritone
Guest artists: Judy Collins and Jason Robert Brown
Host: Harry Smith
“New Year’s Eve Concert for Peace”
Program to include:
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS   Dona nobis pacem, excerpts
BACH   “Dona nobis pacem” from Mass in B Minor
HANDEL   “Foundling Hospital Anthem”

Tuesday, December 23, 7:30 PM
Carnegie Hall
MUSICA SACRA
Kent Tritle, conductor
Lianne Coble, soprano
Silvie Jensen, mezzo-soprano
Lawrence Jones, tenor
John Brancy, baritone

HANDEL   Messiah

Monday, December 22, 2014, 8 PM
Carnegie Hall
ORATORIO SOCIETY OF NEW YORK
Kent Tritle, conductor
Emalie Savoy, soprano
Sara Murphy, mezzo-soprano (Winner of 2013 Oratorio Solo Competition)
Mingjie Lei, tenor
Sidney Outlaw, baritone

HANDEL Messiah

Saturday, December 20, 2014, 3 PM
Performing Arts Center at Purchase College
MUSICA SACRA
Kent Tritle, conductor
Lianne Coble, soprano
Silvie Jensen, mezzo-soprano
Lawrence Jones, tenor
John Brancy, baritone

HANDEL Messiah

Saturday, December 13, 2014, 7 PM
Great Music in a Great Space at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine – in the Crossing
CATHEDRAL CHOIRS AND ORCHESTRA OF ST. JOHN THE DIVINE
Kent Tritle, conductor
Malcolm Merriweather, conductor*

“A Cathedral Christmas”
BACH   Gloria in excelsis deo, Christmas Cantata BWV 191
ERIC WHITACRE   Lux Arumque
WAYNE OQUIN   O magnum mysterium
POULENC   Hodie Christus natus est
Works by Britten, Rutter, and Smith sung by the Cathedral Choristers
led by Malcolm Merriweather*
A selection of Christmas carols

Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 7 PM
The Metropolitan Museum of Art – Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium
MANHATTAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC CHAMBER CHOIR
Kent Tritle, conductor
DAVID LANG   Little Match Girl Passion
PHILIPS   O Beatam et sacrosanctam Diem
JOSQUIN DES PRES   Ave Maria
VICTORIA   Ne Timeas
VICTORIA   O Magnum
SWEELINCK   Hodie

Friday, November 21, 2014, 7:30 PM
All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Fort Worth, Texas
KENT TRITLE, Organ
BACH  Prelude and Fugue in B Minor, BWV 544
SCHEIDEMANN  Magnificat octavi toni
BACH  Prelude and Fugue in E Minor, BWV 548
DURUFLÉ  Suite, Op. 5

Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 7:30 PM
Great Music in a Great Space at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine
KENT TRITLE, Organ
BACH  Prelude and Fugue in B Minor, BWV 544
SCHEIDEMANN  Magnificat octavi toni
BACH  Prelude and Fugue in E Minor, BWV 548
DURUFLÉ  Suite, Op. 5

Sunday, November 16, 3 PM
First Presbyterian Church of Rutherford, New Jersey
KENT TRITLE, Organ

BACH  Prelude and Fugue in B Minor, BWV 544
SCHEIDEMANN  Magnificat octavi toni
BACH  Prelude and Fugue in E Minor, BWV 548
DURUFLÉ  Suite, Op. 5

Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 7:30 PM
Borden Auditorium, Manhattan School of Music
MANHATTAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC CHAMBER SINFONIA, SYMPHONIC CHORUS AND CHAMBER CHOIR
Kent Tritle, conductor*
Ronald Oliver, conductor**
Malcolm Merriweather, conductor***

MOZART Mass in C Minor, K. 427*
BRAHMS Four Songs for Women’s Chorus, Two Horns and Harp, Op. 17**
HAYDN Te Deum for the Empress Marie Therese Hob. XXIIIc:2***

Thursday, November 6, 2014, 8 PM
Carnegie Hall
ORCHESTRA OF ST. LUKE’S
Pablo Heras-Casado, conductor
Elizabeth DeShong, mezzo-soprano
Joseph Kaiser, tenor
Luca Pisaroni, bass-baritone
Musica Sacra
Kent Tritle, music director

PURCELL  Suite from A Midsummer Night’s Dream
TCHAIKOVSKY  The Tempest
DALLAPICCOLA  Piccola musica notturna (version for chamber ensemble, 1961)
MENDELSSOHN  Die erste Walpurgisnacht

Monday, November 3, 2014, 8 PM
Carnegie Hall
ORATORIO SOCIETY OF NEW YORK
Kent Tritle, conductor
Susanna Phillips, soprano
Aaron Blake, tenor
Sidney Outlaw, baritone
Orchestra of the Society

HAYDN  The Creation (Die Schöpfung)

Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 7:30 PM
Great Music in a Great Space at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine – at the Great Choir steps
CATHEDRAL CHOIR AND ORCHESTRA OF ST. JOHN THE DIVINE
Kent Tritle, conductor
Patrick Jee, cello
Peter Stewart, baritone
“Pärt Te Deum”
MENDELSSOHN “Heilig”
TAVENER Sviaty
PÄRT Te Deum
HANDL Duo Seraphim
BLOCH  “Kedusha” from Sacred Service

Saturday, August 2, 2014, 7:30 PM
BERKSHIRE CHORAL FESTIVAL
Kent Tritle, conductor
Sara Murphy, mezzo-soprano
John Bellemer, tenor
Sidney Outlaw, baritone
ELGAR  Dream of Gerontius (English)

Monday, June 9, 2014, 7:30 PM
Church of St. Paul the Apostle
NEW YORK CHORAL CONSORTIUM – “THE BIG SING”
Kent Tritle & Deborah Simpkin King, Hosts
Various conductors
BRAHMS  Requiem

Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 8 PM
Carnegie Hall
ORATORIO SOCIETY OF NEW YORK
Kent Tritle, conductor
Nicholas Phan, tenor (Evangelist)
Kevin Deas, bass (Christus)
Leslie Fagan, soprano
Susanne Mentzer, mezzo-soprano
Mathew Plenk, tenor
Kelly Markgraf, baritone
BACH  St. Matthew Passion

Friday, May 9, 2014
Episcopal Divinity School, Cambridge, MA
KENT TRITLE, Organ

BUXTEHUDE  Praeludium in G Minor, Bux 149
J.S. BACH  Schmucke dich, o liebe Seele, BWV 654
J.S. BACH  Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C Major, BWV 564
MENDELSSOHN  Prelude and Fugue in C Minor, Op.37, No.1
PINKHAM  A Prophecy
FRANCK  Chorale No. 3 in A Minor

Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 7:30 PM
Great Music in a Great Space at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine
CATHEDRAL CHOIRS AND ORCHESTRA OF ST. JOHN THE DIVINE
Kent Tritle, conductor
Lawrence Jones, tenor (Evangelist)
Neil Netherly, bass-baritone (Christus)
Amy Justman, soprano
Kirsten Sollek, contralto
John Tiranno, tenor
Peter Stewart, baritone
BACH  St. John Passion

Friday, April 4, 2014, 7:30 PM
Borden Auditorium, Manhattan School of Music
MANHATTAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC SYMPHONIC CHORUS AND CHAMBER CHOIR
Kent Tritle, conductor
Ronald Oliver, conductor (Stravinsky)
HONEGGER  King David
STRAVINSKY  Mass

Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 6:30 PM
The Bruno Walter Auditorium, 111 Amsterdam Ave. at 65th St.
MUSICA SACRA
A Conversation with Kent Tritle and Composers Meredith Monk & Jocelyn Hagen
Moderator:  Nancy Shear

Thursday, March 6, 2014, 8 PM
Carnegie Hall
ORCHESTRA OF ST. LUKE’S
Sir Roger Norrington, conductor
Susan Gritton, soprano
Julie Boulianne, mezzo-soprano
Michael Schade, tenor
Nathan Berg, bass-baritone
Oratorio Society of New York, Kent Tritle, director
BEETHOVEN  Missa Solemnis

Wednesday, February 19, 2014, at 7 and 9 PM
Great Music in a Great Space at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine
CATHEDRAL CHOIR OF ST. JOHN THE DIVINE
Kent Tritle, conductor
with Rose of the Compass
Nina Stern, recorder and chalumeau
Glen Velez, percussion
Ara Dinkjian, oud
Tamer Pinarbasi, kanun
Arthur Fiacco, Jr., cello
“The Ornament of the World”
Music from Renaissance Spain, including the Ladino tradition

Wednesday, February 12, 2014, at 7:30 PM
Borden Auditorium, Manhattan School of Music
MANHATTAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC SYMPHONY, SYMPHONIC CHORUS, AND CHAMBER CHOIR
Kent Tritle, conductor
BACH  Mass in B Minor

Tuesday, December 31, 2013, at 7 PM
Great Music in a Great Space at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine
CATHEDRAL CHOIR AND ORCHESTRA OF ST. JOHN THE DIVINE
Kent Tritle, conductor
Jamet Pittman, soprano
John Michael Moore, baritone
Raymond Nagem, organ
Guest artist:  Judy Collins
Host:  Harry Smith
“New Year’s Eve Concert for Peace”
HANDEL  Organ Concerto in F Major, Op. 4, No. 4
MOZART  Symphony No. 41, “Jupiter”
Traditional spirituals arranged by Moses Hogan
HAYDN  Creation (excerpts)

Monday, December 23, 2013, at 8 PM
Carnegie Hall
ORATORIO SOCIETY OF NEW YORK
Kent Tritle, conductor
Kathryn Lewek, soprano
Rebecca Ringle, mezzo-soprano
Nicholas Phan, tenor
Dashon Burton, bass-baritone
HANDEL  Messiah

Thursday, December 12, 2013, at 8 PM
Carnegie Hall
MUSICA SACRA
Kent Tritle, conductor
Leslie Fagan, soprano
Ian Howell, countertenor
Colin Balzer, tenor
Sidney Outlaw, baritone
HANDEL  Messiah

Saturday, December 14, 2013, at 7 PM
Great Music in a Great Space at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine
CATHEDRAL CHOIRS AND ORCHESTRA OF ST. JOHN THE DIVINE
Kent Tritle, conductor
Nacole Palmer, soprano (Angel)
Katie Geissinger, mezzo-soprano (Mary)
Marc Day, tenor (Joseph)
“Cathedral Christmas Concert”
RESPIGHI  Laud to the Nativity
Renaissance motets and Christmas carols

Sunday, December 15, 2013, at 8 PM
Carnegie Hall
MUSICA SACRA
Kent Tritle, conductor
Leslie Fagan, soprano
Ian Howell, countertenor
Colin Balzer, tenor
Sidney Outlaw, baritone
HANDEL  Messiah

Wednesday, November 20, 2013, at 7:30 PM
Great Music in a Great Space at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine
CATHEDRAL CHOIRS OF ST. JOHN THE DIVINE
ORATORIO SOCIETY OF NEW YORK
MANHATTAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC CHAMBER CHOIR
Kent Tritle, conductor
“Most Elevating of Voices”
The Musical Legacy of Andrew Carnegie:  A Transatlantic Celebration
MENDELSSOHN   “Thanks be to God” from Elijah
HANDEL   “Worthy is the Lamb” from Messiah
Works by Herbert Howells and Edgar Leslie Bainton

Tudor anthems by William Byrd, Peter Phillips, Thomas Tallis, and Thomas Weelkes
Organ music of J.S. Bach and Mendelssohn performed by Raymond Nagem and Kent Tritle

Monday, November 4, 2013, at 8 PM
Carnegie Hall
ORATORIO SOCIETY OF NEW YORK
Kent Tritle, conductor
Jennifer Zetlan, soprano
Jennifer Feinstein, mezzo-soprano
Aaron Blake, tenor
Sidney Outlaw, baritone
Soloman Howard, bass
MENDELSSOHN  Die Erste Walpurgisnacht
MOZART  Requiem

Wednesday, October 23, 2013, at 7:30 PM
Special event for subscribers Cathedral of St. John the Divine – Chapel of St. James

MUSICA SACRA Kent Tritle, conductor

BYRD  Mass for 5 Voices Motets by Thomas Weelkes and Orlando Gibbons

Sunday, October 20, 2013, at 3 PM
First Congregational Church, Spencer, Iowa
KENT TRITLE, organ
MENDELSSOHN   Sonata IV in B flat major
BACH  Fantasy and Fugue in C Minor, BWV 537
LISZT  Prelude and Fugue on BACH
WIDOR  Symphonie V in F minor

Friday, October 18, 2013, at 7:30 PM
St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, Columbia, Missouri
KENT TRITLE, organ
MENDELSSOHN   Sonata IV in B flat major
BACH  Fantasy and Fugue in C Minor, BWV 537
LISZT  Prelude and Fugue on BACH
WIDOR  Symphonie V in F minor

Wednesday, October 16, 2013, at 7:30 PM
Great Music in a Great Space at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine
KENT TRITLE, organ
MENDELSSOHN   Sonata IV in B flat major
BACH  Fantasy and Fugue in C Minor, BWV 537
LISZT  Prelude and Fugue on BACH
WIDOR  Symphonie V in F minor

October 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 2013
Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center

NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC
Alan Gilbert, conductor

Participating artists to include:
Manhattan School of Music Symphonic Chorus, Kent Tritle, director

MARK-ANTHONY TURNAGE  Frieze (U.S. premiere)
BEETHOVEN  Symphony No. 9

September 25, 2013, at 7:30 PM
Great Music in a Great Space at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine
CATHEDRAL CHOIR OF ST. JOHN THE DIVINE
Kent Tritle, conductor
“Prayers of the Animals:  All Creatures Great and Small”
CHRISTINA WHITTEN THOMAS  “Choral de Bêtes” (“Songs of the Animals”)
ROBERT CONVERY  “The Lamb”
IVOR DAVIES  “Prayers from the Ark”
JOHN TAVENER  “The Lamb”
ERIC WHITACRE  “I thank you, god”
Madrigals and motets of the high French, Italian, and English Renaissance based on imagery from the animal kingdom.

September 20 & 21, 2013, at 8 PM
Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center

NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC
Alan Gilbert, conductor
Musica Sacra, Kent Tritle, director

The Art of the Score: Film Week at the Philharmonic
2001: A Space Odyssey (with screening of complete film)

July 17, 2013, at 7:30 PM
St. Vitus, Prague

KENT TRITLE, Organ

Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at 8 PM
Church of St. Paul the Apostle, 60th St. & Columbus Avenue

MUSICA SACRA

Kent Tritle, Music Director and Conductor

“The Soul Rejoices”
Magnificats of Monteverdi and Pärt, and music of Mendelssohn and Tavener

Thursday, May 9, 2013, at 6 PM
St. John’s Memorial Chapel, Cambridge, MA

ALASTAIR CASSELS-BROWN MEMORIAL ORGAN CONCERT
Kent Tritle,Organ

Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at 7:30 PM

Great Music in a Great Space at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine
CATHEDRAL CHOIR OF ST. JOHN THE DIVINE & ROSE OF THE COMPASS

Kent Tritle, Music Director and Conductor
Rose of the Compass
Nina Stern, Recorders and Chalumeau
Ara Dinkjian, Oud
Tamer Pinarbasi, Kanun
Glen Velez, Percussion

“The Holy Land: Jerusalem”
A rich mosaic of songs and instrumental selections combines the spiritual wisdom of Judeo, Christian, and Islamic traditions.

Sunday, April 28, 2013, at 3 PM
Church of St. Ignatius Loyola

CELEBRATION OF THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE MANDER ORGAN
Kent Tritle with Scott Warren, Nancianne Parrella, Andrew Henderson

Monday, April 22, 2013, at 8 PM
Carnegie Hall

ORATORIO SOCIETY OF NEW YORK

Kent Tritle, Music Director and Conductor
Emalie Savoy, Soprano
John Matthew Myers, Tenor
Jesse Blumberg, Baritone

BRITTEN    War Requiem

Saturday, April 20, 2013, at 8 PM
Carnegie Hall

NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL CHORAL FESTIVAL CONCERT

Orchestra of St. Luke’s
John Nelson, Conductor
Kent Tritle, Choral Preparer

MOZART    Requiem

April 17-20, 2013
Carnegie Hall

NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL CHORAL FESTIVAL
A choral experience, guided by Kent Tritle, that culminates in a performance of Mozart’s Requiem at Carnegie Hall with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s and conductor John Nelson

Saturday, April 13, 2013, at 1:30 PM
Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

LYNDON WOODSIDE ORATORIO SOLO COMPETITION
Of the Oratorio Society of New York

Friday, April 12, 2013, at 7:30 PM
Great Music in a Great Space

Cathedral of St. John the Divine
MANHATTAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC SYMPHONIC CHORUS AND DAVID BRIGGS, ORGAN
Kent Tritle, Conductor
MAHLER    Symphony No. 2, “Resurrection,” transcription for organ, chorus, and soloists (Commissioned by the Cathedral)

Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at 7:30 PM
Cathedral of St. John the Divine

MANHATTAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC CHAMBER CHOIR AND CHAMBER ENSEMBLE
Kent Tritle, Conductor

MONTEVERDI    Vespers of 1610

Thursday, March 28, 2013, at 8 PM
Carnegie Hall

ORCHESTRA OF ST. LUKE’S
Ivan Fischer, Conductor
Musica Sacra
Kent Tritle, Music Director

BACH     St. Matthew Passion

Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at 7:30 PM

Great Music in a Great Space at the
Cathedral of St. John the Divine
CATHEDRAL CHOIR AND ORCHESTRA OF ST. JOHN THE DIVINE

Kent Tritle, Music Director and Conductor
Jamet Pittman, Soprano
Philip Cutlip, Baritone

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS   Mass in G Minor
FAURÉ    Requiem

February-March 2013
Travels to four U.S. high schools for one-day preparation sessions for Carnegie Hall’s National High School Choral Festival

Wednesday, February 27, 2013, at 7:30 PM
Borden Auditorium
Manhattan School of Music

MANHATTAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC SYMPHONY AND SYMPHONIC CHORUS
Kent Tritle, Conductor

MENDELSSOHN    Elijah

Monday, February 11, 2013, at 7:30 PM
Cathedral of St. John the Divine

MANHATTAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC SYMPHONY AND SYMPHONIC CHORUS
Philippe Entremont, Conductor
Kent Tritle, Organ

POULENC   Gloria
SAINT-SAËNS   Symphony No. 3, “Organ”

Tuesday, January 29, 2013,  7 PM
First United Methodist Church
Sarasota, Florida
KENT TRITLE, Organ

Monday, January 28, 2013
Sarasota Institute of Lifetime Learning
Sarasota, Florida
Musical Conversation: Kent Tritle

Wednesday, January 16, 2013, at 7:30 PM
Great Music in a Great Space at the
Cathedral of St. John the Divine

KENT TRITLE, Organ

DUPRÉ   Magnificat Antiphons
WIDOR   Symphony No. 6 for Organ in G Minor, Op. 42, No. 2
(This program will be recorded by the Pro Organo label)

Monday, December 31, 2012, at 7:30 PM
Great Music in a Great Space at the
Cathedral of St. John the Divine

NEW YEAR’S EVE CONCERT FOR PEACE

Kent Tritle, Music Director and Conductor
Harry Smith, Host
Special guest Judy Collins
Cathedral Choir and Orchestra of St. John the Divine
Jamet Pittman, Soprano
Kirsten Sollek, Contralto
Steven Fox, Tenor
Peter Stewart, Baritone
Anna Shelest, Piano

MOZART    Coronation Mass
BEETHOVEN    Choral Fantasy
BRUCKNER    Motets

Sunday, December 23, 2012, at 8 PM
Carnegie Hall
MUSICA SACRA
Kent Tritle, Music Director and Conductor
Kathryn Lewek, Soprano
Kirsten Sollek, Mezzo-soprano
Nicholas Phan, Tenor
Matt Boehler, Bass

HANDEL    Messiah

Friday, December 21, 2012, at 6 PM

MAKE MUSIC NEW YORK 2012 “Pilgrimage”

Early Music singers led by conductor Kent Tritle walk from the Upper East Side to the Cathedral of St. John the Divine,
carrying lanterns through Central Park while singing medieval melodies once sung along the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela.

Thursday, December 20, 2012, at 8 PM
Carnegie Hall

MUSICA SACRA
Kent Tritle, Music Director and Conductor
Kathryn Lewek, Soprano
Kirsten Sollek, Mezzo-soprano
Nicholas Phan, Tenor
Matt Boehler, Bass

HANDEL    Messiah

Monday, December 17, 2012, at 8 PM
Carnegie Hall

ORATORIO SOCIETY OF NEW YORK
Kent Tritle, Music Director and Conductor
Nacole Palmer, Soprano (2012 Lyndon Woodside Solo Oratorio Competition prize winner)
Hai-Ting Chinn, Mezzo-soprano
Matthew Garrett, Tenor
Philip Cutlip, Baritone

HANDEL    Messiah

Sunday, December 9, 2012, at 6:30 & 8:30 PM
The Metropolitan Museum of Art – Met Museum Presents

CATHEDRAL CHOIR OF ST. JOHN THE DIVINE
Kent Tritle, Music Director and Conductor

“O Magnum Mysterium: O Great Mystery”
A program of settings of the “O Magnum Mysterium” text by T.L. da Victoria, Morton Lauridsen, and Francis Poulenc; works by Byrd, Biebl, and Hassler; as well as music by Eric Whitacre

Saturday, December 8, 2012, at 7:30 PM
Great Music in a Great Space at the
Cathedral of St. John the Divine

CATHEDRAL CHOIRS AND ORCHESTRA OF ST. JOHN THE DIVINE
Kent Tritle, Music Director and Conductor
Michele Kennedy, Soprano
Amanda Sidebottom, Soprano
Gregory Purnhagen, Baritone

“A Ceremony of Carols”
BRITTEN   A Ceremony of Carols
HANDEL   Organ Concerto Op. 4, No. 2
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS   Fantasia on Greensleeves
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS   Fantasia on Christmas Carols
GABRIELI   Canzoni
GABRIELI   “Angelus ad pastores ait”
LAURIDSEN   “O Magnum Mysterium”
BIEBL   “Ave Maria”
Carols sung by all

Saturday, December 1, 2012, at 7:30 PM
Greenfield Hall, Manhattan School of Music

MANHATTAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC CHAMBER CHOIR
Kent Tritle, Conductor, and student conductors

Choral music from China, Estonia, and the U.S., including works by Eric Whitacre and Arvo Pärt

Saturday & Sunday, November 17 & 18, 2012
Mary W. Sommerveld Hall
Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls, SD

SOUTH DAKOTA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Kent Tritle, Conductor

BACH   Brandenburg Concertos (Complete)

Monday, October 22, 2012, at 8 PM
Alice Tully Hall

MUSICA SACRA
Kent Tritle, Music Director and Conductor
Susanna Phillips, Soprano
Anna Shelest, Piano

MOZART   Exsultate, jubilate
HAYDN   “Lord Nelson” Mass
BEETHOVEN   Choral Fantasy

Sunday, October 14, 2012, at 3:00 PM
Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center

The Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation 38th Anniversary
Gala Concert and Dinner
Winners of the 2012 International Vocal Competition

Musica Sacra Orchestra
Kent Tritle, Conductor

Wednesday, October 10, 2012
7:30 PM
Great Music in a Great Space at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine

CATHEDRAL CHOIR AND ORCHESTRA OF ST. JOHN THE DIVINE

Kent Tritle, Music Director and Conductor
Amy Justman, Soprano
Katie Geissinger, Mezzo-soprano
Oliver Mercer, Tenor
Kelly Markgraf, Baritone

BACH    Mass in B Minor

August 17 & 18, 2012
Auditorio Ibirapuera, São Paulo, Brazil

ORATORIO SOCIETY OF NEW YORK
Orquestra Filarmônica de São Carlos
Kent Tritle and David Rosenmeyer, Conductors

MOZART   Credo Mass in C Major, K. 257
COPLAND   Old American Songs
RICARDO CALDERONI  Um Cais Para o Caos (A Quay to Chaos) for Chorus, Four Soloists, and Orchestra (2012)
RICARDO CALDERONI  Concerto Chameleon for Guitar, Clarinet, and Orchestra

Sunday, August 12, 2012, 10 AM
Sosnoff Theater, Bard College

Bard SummerScape 2012: “Saint-Saëns and His World”

“THE ORGAN, KING OF INSTRUMENTS”
KENT TRITLE, Organ
Yulia Van Doren, Soprano
Jonathan Spitz, Cello

VIERNE   Toccata in B-flat Minor from Pièces de fantaisie
GOUNOD   “Ave Maria” for soprano and organ (after J.S. Bach)
SAINT-SAËNS   Fantaisie for Organ in E-flat Major
ADAM   Cantique de Noël for voice and organ
FRANCK   Chorale No. 3 in A Minor
SAINT-SAËNS   Priere, Op. 158
WIDOR   Symphony No. 6 for Organ in G Minor, Op. 42, No. 2

June 29 & 30, 2012, 8 PM
Park Avenue Armory

NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC – PHILHARMONIC 360
Alan Gilbert, Conductor
Magnus Lindberg, Conductor (Gruppen)
Matthias Pintscher, Conductor (Gruppen)
Vocal Soloists
Oratorio Society of New York
Manhattan School of Music Chamber Choir
Kent Tritle, Director

Pierre Boulez: Rituel in memoriam Bruno Maderna
Mozart: Finale of Act I from Don Giovanni
Karlheinz Stockhausen: Gruppen
Ives: The Unanswered Question

June 6, 2012, 7:30 PM
Church of St. Ignatius Loyola

SACRED MUSIC IN A SACRED SPACE
KENT TRITLE, ORGAN

MENDELSSOHN  Sonata in F Minor, Op. 65, No. 1
J.S. BACH  Fantasia and Fugue in G Minor, BWV 542
NICOLAS DE GRIGNY Recit de Tierce in taille
FRANCK  Chorale No. 3 in A Minor
PERSICHETTI  Shimah B’Koli
DURUFLÉ  Prelude and Fugue on Alain, Op. 7

May 1, 2012, 7:30 PM
The Cathedral of St. John the Divine

CATHEDRAL CHOIR OF THE CATHEDRAL CHURCH
OF ST. JOHN THE DIVINE
Kent Tritle, Conductor
Nina Stern, Recorders and Chalumeau
Ara Dinkjian, Oud
Arthur Fiacco, Cello
Tamer Pinarbasi, Kanun
Glen Velez, Percussion

Music from Eastern Europe and Armenia

April 26, 2012, 8 PM
Carnegie Hall

ORATORIO SOCIETY OF NEW YORK
Kent Tritle, Conductor

DVORÁK  Stabat Mater
JURAJ FILAS  Song of Solomon (World Premiere)
(Part of Carnegie Hall’s 120th Anniversary Celebration)

April 23, 2012, 8 PM
Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

MUSICA SACRA
Kent Tritle, Conductor
Anna Shelest, Piano

Songs and Romances: The Romance of Brahms, Schubert, and Schumann
BRAHMS  Four Songs for Women’s Chorus, Two Horns and Harp, Op. 17
BRAHMS  Ziguenerlieder, Op. 103
SCHUBERT  Songs for Male Chorus
SCHUMANN  Quartets for Chorus and Piano
SCHUMANN  Piano Sonata in F-Sharp Minor, Op. 11

April 18, 2012, 6:30 PM

METROPOLITAN OPERA GUILD
Master Class with Kent Tritle: “Music for the Masses”

April 10, 2012, 7:30 PM
The Cathedral of St. John the Divine

MANHATTAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC SYMPHONIC CHORUS AND BRASS ENSEMBLE
Kent Tritle, Conductor, with student conductors
JONGEN  Mass for Choir, Organ and Brass, Op. 130 (1945)
BRUCKNER  Ecce sacerdos magnus*
GABRIELI  Angelus ad pastores ait for 12 voices*
BRUCKNER  Os justi*
BAIRSTOW  Sing ye to the Lord*
DUPRE  Quatre Motets, Op. 9*
SCHÜTZ  Jauchzet dem Herren, alle Welt (Psalm 100), SWV 36
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS  O Clap Your Hands

April 3, 2012, 7:30 PM
Manhattan School of Music

MANHATTAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC CHAMBER CHOIR
Kent Tritle, Conductor, with student conductors*

BRAHMS  Gesänge für Frauenchor, Op. 17*
BRAHMS  Nänie, Op. 82
MENDELSSOHN  Abendlied*
MENDELSSOHN Verleih uns Frieden gnädiglich*
BRAHMS  O Heiland, reiss die Himmel auf, Op. 74, No. 2*
BRAHMS  Schaffe in mir, Gott, ein rein Herz, Op. 29, No. 2*
MARJORIE MERRYMAN  Beauty, Grief and Grandeur
SCHUMANN Schön-Rohtraut, Op. 67, No. 2*

March 28, 2012, 7:30 PM
The Cathedral of St. John the Divine

CATHEDRAL CHOIR OF THE CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF ST. JOHN THE DIVINE
Kent Tritle, Conductor

SCARLATTI  Stabat Mater
BACH  Jesu meine Freude

February 23, 2012, 8 PM
Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

MUSICA SACRA
Kent Tritle, Conductor
Bach Family Notebook: Works by J.S. Bach and his forebears

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH  Movements from the Partita Sei gregüsset, Jesu gütig
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH   Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH   Selections from the Cello Suites
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH   Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf
JOHANN CHRISTOPH BACH   Fürchte dich nicht
JOHANN BACH  Unser Leben ist ein Schatten
JOHANN MICHAEL BACH  Halt, was du hast
JOHANN LUDWIG BACH  Das ist meine Freude
JOHANN LUDWIG BACH  Das Blut Jesu Christi
JOHANN LUDWIG BACH  Sei nun wieder zufrieden, meine Seele

December 20, 2011, 8 PM
December 21, 2011, 8 PM
Carnegie Hall

MUSICA SACRA
Kent Tritle, Conductor
Leslie Fagan, Soprano
Sasha Cooke, Mezzo-soprano
Patrick Cullen Gandy, Tenor
Kevin Deas, Baritone
HANDEL: Messiah

December 19, 2011, 8 PM
Carnegie Hall

ORATORIO SOCIETY OF NEW YORK
Kent Tritle, Conductor
Emalie Savoy, Soprano
Mary Phillips, Mezzo-soprano
Aaron Blake, Tenor
Kevin Deas, Baritone
HANDEL: Messiah (arrangement by Mozart)

December 10, 2011, 7:30 PM
The Cathedral of St. John the Divine

CATHEDRAL CHOIR OF THE CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF ST. JOHN THE DIVINE
Kent Tritle, Conductor

CHARPENTIER: Te Deum
VIVALDI: Gloria
Music of Schütz and Gabrieli

November 22, 2011, 7:30 PM
The Cathedral of St. John the Divine

KENT TRITLE, ORGAN

CRUMB: Pastoral Drone
LARRY KING: Resurrection
ROREM: Views from the Oldest House
JULIUS REUBKE: Sonata on the 94th Psalm

November 9, 2011, 7:30 PM
Papal Basilica of St. John Lateran

MANHATTAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC SYMPHONIC CHORUS, CHAMBER CHOIR
Kent Tritle, Conductor
HAYDN: The Creation

October 29, 2011, 9 PM
Papal Basilica of St. John Lateran, Rome

INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF SACRED MUSIC AND ART
Orchestra del Festival di Musica e Arte Sacra
Oratorio Society of New York
Kent Tritle, Conductor and Organ
David Rosenmeyer, Conductor
POULENC: Organ Concerto
SAINT-SAENS: Requiem

October 26, 2011, 5 PM
Papal Basilica of St. Peter’s in The Vatican, Rome

INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF SACRED MUSIC AND ART
Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo
Oratorio Society of New York
Kent Tritle, Conductor
(Prelude: Bach’s Passacaglia and Fugue in C Minor;
Kent Tritle, organ)
VIVALDI: “Et in terra pax” from Gloria
MOZART: “Laudate Dominum” from Solemn Vespers
MOZART: Ave Verum Corpus
HANDEL: “Hallelujah, Amen” from Judas Maccabeus

October 17, 2011, 8 PM
Park Avenue Methodist Church, New York City

KENT TRITLE, ORGAN
CRUMB: Pastoral Drone
LARRY KING: Resurrection
ROREM: Views from the Oldest House
JULIUS REUBKE: Sonata on the 94th Psalm

October 12, 2011, 8 PM
Church of St. Paul the Apostle
Columbus Ave. at 60th St.

MUSICA SACRA
Kent Tritle, Conductor
RACHMANINOV: All-Night Vigil, Op. 37 (Vespers)
(Part of Carnegie Hall’s 120th Anniversary Celebration)

September 25, 2011, 4 PM
St. Francis Episcopal Church
Stamford, CT
KENT TRITLE, ORGAN
Benefit event for Musica Sacra
CRUMB: Pastoral Drone
LARRY KING: Resurrection
ROREM: Views from the Oldest House
JULIUS REUBKE: Sonata on the 94th Psalm

September 14, 2011, 8 PM
Church of St. Ignatius Loyola

SACRED MUSIC IN A SACRED SPACE
Choir and Orchestra of St. Ignatius Loyola
Kent Tritle, Conductor
Susanna Phillips, Soprano
John Tiranno, Tenor
John Michael Moore, Baritone
JURAJ FILAS: Oratio Spei (U.S. Premiere)

September 9, 2011, 7 PM
The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space
“Decade 9/11: Music of Reflection and Resilience”
CATHEDRAL CHOIR OF THE CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF ST. JOHN THE DIVINE
Kent Tritle, Conductor
A cappella and accompanied works by Bach, Mendelssohn, and Tallis
CHRIS DE BLASIO: The Best Beloved

August 21, 2011
Kremnica Castle, Slovak Republic
EUROPEAN ORGAN FESTIVAL

July 31-August 6, 2011
Sheffield, MA
BERKSHIRE CHORAL FESTIVAL
Kent Tritle, Conductor
Monteverdi: Vespers

June 21, 2011, 6:30-7:30 PM
Gansevoort Plaza, Manhattan

MAKE MUSIC NEW YORK
Mass Appeal Mass, a sing-it-yourself performance of Mozart’s Coronation Mass and selections from Handel’s Messiah
Kent Tritle, Conductor

June 14, 2011, 7 PM
Jerome L. Greene Performance Space, WQXR
New York, NY
The Choral Mix Live: Brahms in Love and Loss
Hosted by KENT TRITLE
with performances by New York Choral Consortium

May 25, 2011, 8 PM
Church of St. Ignatius Loyola

SACRED MUSIC IN A SACRED SPACE
Choir & Orchestra of St. Ignatius Loyola
Kent Tritle, Conductor
Rachel Rosales, Soprano
Paul Appleby, Tenor
Charles Perry Sprawls, Bass-Baritone
BEETHOVEN: Christus am Olberg
(Christ on the Mount of Olives)
HANDEL: Organ Concerto No. 3 in G Minor, Op. 4
HANDEL: Foundling Hospital Anthem

May 13, 2011, 8 PM
Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center

Musica Sacra Chorus and Orchestra
Kent Tritle, Conductor
Messages to Myself: New works by established and emerging composers
CHRISTOPHER THEOFANIDIS: Messages to Myself (New York Premiere)
DANIEL BREWBAKER: Mother, Father (World Premiere)
ZACHARY PATTEN: Magnificat (New York Premiere)
MICHAEL GILBERTSON: Three Madrigals after Dowland (World Premiere)
BEHZAD RANJBARAN: We Are One (New York Premiere)

April 27, 2011, 8 PM
Carnegie Hall
ORATORIO SOCIETY OF NEW YORK
Kent Tritle, Conductor
Emalie Savoy, Soprano
Mary Phillips, Mezzo-Soprano
Nicholas Phan, Tenor
Sidney Outlaw, Baritone

Mendelssohn: Elijah

April 14, 2011, 7:30 PM
Manhattan School of Music

MANHATTAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC CHAMBER CHOIR
Kent Tritle, Conductor, with students
Voices of New Spain
Works of Ziploli, Ginastera and de Padilla

April 13, 2011, 8 PM
Church of St. Ignatius Loyola

SACRED MUSIC IN A SACRED SPACE
Choir & Orchestra of St. Ignatius Loyola
Kent Tritle, Conductor
Kirsten Sollek, Mezzo-Soprano
Kathy Theil, Soprano
Michèle Eaton, Soprano
Katie Geissinger, Mezzo-Soprano
Steven Fox, Tenor
Peter Stewart, Baritone

CALDARA: Crucifixus
D. SCARLATTI: Missa Quatuor Vocum
VIVALDI: Stabat Mater
F. SCARLATTI: Miserere (U.S. Premiere)

April 8, 2011, 7 PM
Manhattan School of Music

MANHATTAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC CHAMBER CHOIR
Americas Society
Kent Tritle, Conductor
Voices of New Spain
Works by Ziploli, Ginastera and de Padilla

April 6, 2011, 7:30 PM
Manhattan School of Music

MANHATTAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC SYMPHONY & SYMPHONIC CHOIR
Kent Tritle, Conductor

Rossini: Petite Messe Solennelle

March 30, 2011

METROPOLITAN OPERA GUILD MASTER CLASS

Requiem Masses of Mozart, Verdi, Fauré

March 24-26, 2011
Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center
NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC
Esa-Pekka Salonen, Conductor
Kent Tritle, Organ

Bartók: The Miraculous Mandarin

March 23, 2011, 6 PM
Morse Hall, Juilliard School
Lincoln Center
ORATORIO PRACTICUM SONGBOOK
Free and open to the public

March 18, 19, 22, 2011
Avery Fisher Hall

NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC (Organ)
Esa-Pekka Salonen, Conductor
Kent Tritle, Organ

BARTÓK: Bluebeard’s Castle

March 11-13, 2011
Fort Worth, TX

KENT TRITLE: Choral Conducting Workshop
American Guild of Organists

March 7, 2011, 8 PM
Carnegie Hall

ORATORIO SOCIETY OF NEW YORK
Kent Tritle, Conductor
Leslie Fagan, Soprano
Mary Phillips, Mezzo-Soprano
Thomas Cooley, Tenor
Matt Boehler, Bass
Poulenc: Gloria
Saint-Saëns: Requiem
Debussy: Nocturnes

February 25, 2011, 6 PM
Terrace Theater
Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Kennedy Center Conservatory Project
MANHATTAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC CHAMBER CHOIR
Kent Tritle, Conductor

Works by Ginastera, De Padilla, Zipoli, De Victoria, Vivaldi and Aguiar

February 23, 2011, 8 PM
Carnegie Hall

MUSICA SACRA CHORUS AND ORCHESTRA
Kent Tritle, Conductor
Leslie Fagan and Jamet Pittman, Sopranos
Charlotte Paulsen, Mezzo-Soprano
Oliver Mercer, Tenor
Tyler Duncan, Baritone
Kevin Deas, Bass
HANDEL: Israel in Egypt

February 15, 2011, 7:30 PM
Manhattan School of Music

MANHATTAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC CHAMBER CHOIR
Kent Tritle, Conductor
JOSÉ MAURICIO NUNES GARCIA: Requiem in D Minor (New York Premiere)
MOZART: Symphony No. 41, “Jupiter” (Robert Mann, conductor)

February 9, 2011, 8 PM
Church of St. Ignatius Loyola

SACRED MUSIC IN A SACRED SPACE
Choir of St. Ignatius Loyola
Kent Tritle and Robert Reuter, Conductors
Melissa Kelley, Soprano
Ory Brown, Mezzo-Soprano
Oliver Mercer, Tenor
Matt Boehler, Bass
A CAPPELLA EXTRAVAGANZA!
Arr. SHAW-PARKER “Wondrous Love”
Arr. PARKER “Hark, I hear the harp’s eternal”
BRUCKNER “Os Justi”
NICOLAI “Pater Noster”
CASALS “O Vos Omnes”
LOTTI “Crucifixus”
PALESTRINA “Surge, Illuminare”
HILL “Dominus Illuminatio”
DICKAU “O Nata Lux”
WHITACRE “Hope, Faith, Life, Love”
WHITACRE “I Thank You God for This Most Amazing Day”
Arr. WARREN “Ain’t a that Good News”
Arr. WARREN “Sometimes I feel like a motherless child”
Arr. HOGAN “Elijah Rock”
RITCHIE, arr. Erb “Now is the cool of the day”
Gregorian chant and spirituals
STRAUSS Deutsche Motette

January 30, 2011, 4 PM
Church of St. Ignatius Loyola

SACRED MUSIC IN A SACRED SPACE
Organ Recital and Choir of St. Ignatius Loyola
JEHAN ALAIN CELEBRATION
Featuring organists Kent Tritle, Renée Anne Louprette and Nancianne Parrella
Organ and choral works from one of the greatest organ composers of the 20th century, Jehan Alain (1911-1940)

December 21 & 22, 2010, 8 PM
Carnegie Hall

MUSICA SACRA CHORUS AND ORCHESTRA
Kent Tritle, Conductor
Jennifer Zetlan, Soprano
Matthew Shaw, Countertenor
Colin Balzer, Tenor
Tyler Duncan, Baritone
HANDEL: Messiah

December 20, 2010, 8 PM
Carnegie Hall

ORATORIO SOCIETY OF NEW YORK
Kent Tritle, Conductor
Jennifer Zetlan, Soprano
Matthew Shaw, Countertenor
Colin Balzer, Tenor
Tyler Duncan, Baritone
HANDEL: Messiah

December 19, 2010, 4 PM
Church of St. Ignatius Loyola

SACRED MUSIC IN A SACRED SPACE
Choir & Orchestra of St. Ignatius Loyola
Kent Tritle, Conductor
Parish Community Choir, High School Choir, Children’s Choir
Kent Tritle, Renée Anne Louprette, Nancianne Parrella, Robert Reuter, and Mary Huff, Directors
BRITTEN: A Ceremony of Carols
Carols and motets from around the world

December 14-18, 2010
Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center

NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC
Bernard Labadie, Conductor
Kent Tritle, Organ
HANDEL: Messiah

December 12, 2010, 4 PM
Church of St. Ignatius Loyola

SACRED MUSIC IN A SACRED SPACE
Choir & Orchestra of St. Ignatius Loyola
Kent Tritle, Conductor
Parish Community Choir
High School Choir
Children’s Choir
Kent Tritle, Renée Anne Louprette, Nancianne Parrella, Robert Reuter, and Mary Huff, Directors
BRITTEN: A Ceremony of Carols
Carols and motets from around the world

November 30, 2010, 7 PM
Mannes College of Music
MASTER CLASS ON HANDEL’S MESSIAH

November 17, 2010, 8 PM
Church of St. Ignatius Loyola

SACRED MUSIC IN A SACRED SPACE
Choir & Orchestra of St. Ignatius Loyola
Kent Tritle, Conductor
Jorge Ávila, Violin
Arthur Fiacco, Cello
Jamet Pittman, Soprano
Mary Phillips, Mezzo-Soprano
Matthew Garrett, Tenor
Gregory Purnhagen, Baritone
Peter Stewart, Baritone
LISZT: Missa Choralis
KALABIS: Canticum Cantoricum (North American Premiere)
FILAS: Concertino-Doppio Per Virtuosi “Salamandra immortale” for Violin and Cello (North American Premiere)

November 10, 11, 13, 2010
Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center

NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC
Alan Gilbert, Conductor
Kent Tritle, Organ

Mendelssohn: Elijah

November 3, 2010, 7:30 PM
Manhattan School of Music

MANHATTAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC SYMPHONY AND SYMPHONIC CHOIR
Kent Tritle, Conductor

Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem

October 23, 2010, 8 PM
Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center

MUSICA SACRA CHORUS AND CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
Kent Tritle, Conductor
Kathryn Lewek and Jamet Pittman, Sopranos
Kirsten Sollek, Mezzo-Soprano
Ryland Angel, Countertenor
Joseph Mikolaj* and Steven Fox, Tenors
Gregory Purnhagen, Baritone
Steven Hegedus, Bass

J.S. BACH: Jesu, meine Freude (Jesus, my joy)
CHARPENTIER: Filius Prodigus (The Prodigal Son)
CARISSIMI: Vanitas Vanitatum (Vanity of Vanities)
*First Place winner of the 2010 Oratorio Society Solo Competition

October 18, 2010, 7 PM
Sami Bedell Center for the Performing Arts
Spirit Lake, IA
HIGH SCHOOL CHOIR CONSORTIUM CHORAL WORKSHOP CONCERT

October 17, 2010, 3 PM
Spirit Lake United Methodist Church
Spirit Lake, IA
KENT TRITLE, Organ

October 13, 2010, 7:30 PM
Church of St. Ignatius Loyola

SACRED MUSIC IN A SACRED SPACE
Choir & Orchestra of St. Ignatius Loyola
Kent Tritle, Conductor
Susanna Phillips, Iphis
Jamet Pittman, Angel
Ian Howell, Hamor
Charlotte Paulsen, Storgè
Thomas Cooley, Jephtha
Kelly Markgraf, Zebul

HANDEL: Jephtha

October 3, 2010, 3 PM & 5 PM
Old Dutch Church
Sleepy Hollow, New York
KENT TRITLE, Organ

Works by Buxtehude, Walther, Sweelinck and J.S. Bach

September 26, 2010, 4 PM
Historic Smithfield Presbyterian Church
Amenia, New York
KENT TRITLE, Organ

Works by Buxtehude, Walther, Sweelinck and J.S. Bach

September 18, 2010, 8 PM
First Presbyterian Church
Anaheim, California
KENT TRITLE, Organ

September 12, 2010, 4 PM
Church of St. Ignatius Loyola
SACRED MUSIC IN A SACRED SPACE
ORGAN RECITAL: Kent Tritle, Organ
BUXTEHUDE: Praeludium in E Minor, Bux. 142
SWEELINCK: Hexachord Fantasy
J.S. BACH: Chorale-Partita, “Sei gegrüsset, Jesu gütig,” BWV 768
J.S. BACH: Prelude and Fugue in E-flat, BWV 552
REGER: Benedictus
MENDELSSOHN: Sonata No. 3 in A Major, Op. 65
Con moto maestoso

August 26, 2010
St. Bonifatius Kirche, Wiesbaden, Germany
Kent Tritle, Organ

August 21, 2010, 8 PM
Fisher Center
Sosnoff Theater at Bard College
BARD MUSIC FESTIVAL
MODERNISM AND ITS DISCONTENT
Kent Tritle, Organ

August 20, 2010, 8 PM
Fisher Center
Sosnoff Theater at Bard College
BARD MUSIC FESTIVAL
“No Critics Allowed”: The Society for Private Performances
Kent Tritle, Harmonium

Works of Ravel, Bartok, Szymanowski, Stravinsky, Hauer, Berg, Debussy and Reger

August 15, 2010, 5:30 PM
Fisher Center
Sosnoff Theater at Bard College
BARD MUSIC FESTIVAL
THE ORCHESTRA REIMAGINED
Kent Tritle, Harmonium

Works of Berg, Busoni, Schoenberg and Hindemith

August 13, 2010, 8 PM
Fisher Center
Sosnoff Theater at Bard College
BARD MUSIC FESTIVAL
ALBAN BERG: THE PATH OF EXPRESSIVE INTENSITY
Kent Tritle, Harmonium

Works of Alban Berg and Johann Strauss II

July 20, 2010, 8 PM
Avery Fisher Hall
LINCOLN CENTER FESTIVAL
Varèse: (R)evolution
Alan Gilbert, Conductor
Oratorio Society of New York
Kent Tritle, Chorus Master
Part II Program:
Ionisation, Octandre, Tuning Up, Arcana, Nocturnal, Ameriques

July 19, 2010, 8 PM
Alice Tully Hall, Starr Theater
LINCOLN CENTER FESTIVAL
Varèse: (R)evolution
International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE)
Steven Schick, Conductor
So Percussion
Musica Sacra; Kent Tritle, Chorus Master
Part I Program:
Poème Électronique, Un Grand Sommeil Noir, Hyperprism, Offrandes, Integrales, Ecuatorial,
Dance for Burgess, Etude pour Espace, Density 21.5, Deserts

July 15, 2010, 8 PM
Detroit, Michigan
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF PASTORAL MUSICIANS
CHORAL INSTITUTE CONCERT
Kent Tritle, conductor

Program to include Bach’s Jesu, Meine Freude with Renaissance and 20th century motets and spiritual arrangements including Tavener’s The Lamb

June 23-26, 2010
Avery Fisher Hall
NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC – Organ
Alan Gilbert, conductor

Beethoven: Missa Solemnis

June 3-5, 2010
Avery Fisher Hall
NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC – Organ
Sir Andrew Davis, conductor
Kent Tritle, organ

Saint-Saëns: Symphony No. 3, “Organ”

May 29, 2010, 3-4:15 PM
Marriott Marquis Hotel

NYC CLASSICAL SINGER CONVENTION
Oratorio Master Class

May 27-29, 2010
Avery Fisher Hall

NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC – Organ
Alan Gilbert, Conductor

Ligeti: Le Grande Macabre

May 22, 2010, 4:15 PM
Hofkirche, Dresden, Germany

ORGAN RECITAL (no tickets available)
On the famed 1755 Silbermann Organ: Bach and Buxtehude

May 10, 2010, 8 PM
Carnegie Hall

ORATORIO SOCIETY OF NEW YORK
Emalie Savoy, soprano
Holly Sorensen, mezzo-soprano
Matthew Garrett, tenor
Ian Greenlaw, baritone

Mendelssohn: Paulus

May 5, 2010, 8 PM
Church of St. Ignatius Loyola
SACRED MUSIC IN A SACRED SPACE
Choir and Orchestra of St. Ignatius Loyola
Leslie Fagan, soprano
Virginia Warnken, alto
Oliver Mercer, tenor
Scott Murphree, tenor
Peter Stewart, baritone
Matt Boehler, bass
Vincent Carr, organ

CLAUDIO MONTEVERDI: Laetatus sum
IGOR STRAVINSKY: Mass
ARVO PÄRT: Miserere

April 26, 2010, 5 PM
Manhattan School of Music
MANHATTAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC CHAMBER CHORUS
Brahms: Liebeslieder Waltzes and Ziguenerlieder
Works by Schubert and Schumann

April 23, 2010, 8 PM
Carnegie Hall

MUSICA SACRA
Musica Sacra Chorus and Orchestra
Anna Shelest, piano
Leslie Fagan, soprano
Virginia Warnken, mezzo-soprano
Matthew Garrett, tenor
Kevin Deas, bass
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 23 in A Major, K. 488
Mozart: “Grand” Mass in C Minor, K. 427

April 11, 2010, 4 PM

METROPOLITAN OPERA GUILD MASTER CLASS
“Bach to the Beginning: Baroque Oratorio”

March 25, 2010, 7:30 PM
Manhattan School of Music
MANHATTAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC SYMPHONY & SYMPHONIC CHOIR
Kenneth Keisler, conductor

Mahler: Symphony No. 2

March 24, 2010, 8 PM
Church of St. Ignatius Loyola
SACRED MUSIC IN A SACRED SPACE
Choir and Orchestra of St. Ignatius Loyola
Rachel Rosales, soprano
Jennifer Lane, mezzo-soprano
Brian Stucki, tenor
Matt Boehler, bass
Hervé Duteil, organ
Mozart: Requiem
Martin: Mass for Double Choir

March 8, 2010, 8 PM
Carnegie Hall
ORATORIO SOCIETY OF NEW YORK
David Rosenmeyer, associate conductor
Tyler Duncan, baritone
Cherubini: Requiem
Britten: Te Deum in C Major (D. Rosenmeyer, conductor)
Vaughan Williams: Five Mystical Songs

February 26, 2010
Kean University, Union, NJ

MASTER CLASS

February 10, 2010, 8 PM
Church of St. Ignatius Loyola
SACRED MUSIC IN A SACRED SPACE
Choir and Orchestra of St. Ignatius Loyola
Jamet Pittman, soprano
Michèle Eaton, soprano
Katie Geissinger, mezzo-soprano
Ory Brown, mezzo-soprano
Steven Fox, tenor
Michael Steinberger, tenor
Peter Stewart, baritone
Steven Hrycelak, bass
Steffani: Stabat Mater
Bach: Cantata No. 12, “Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Sagen”
Bach: Cantata No. 4, “Christ lag in Todesbanden”

February 8, 2010, 7 PM
Church of St. Ignatius Loyola

SACRED MUSIC IN A SACRED SPACE
Let’s Hear More! Lecture and Reception
“Bach Borrowing Bach”

January 28, 2010, 7:30 PM
Manhattan School of Music

MANHATTAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC SYMPHONIC CHOIR
Kent Tritle, Director of Choral Activities
Philippe Entremont, conductor
Ravel: Daphnis and Chloë

January 17, 2010
Reformed Church of St. Thomas, Virgin Islands

KENT TRITLE, organ
ARTHUR FIACCO, cello

December 21-22, 2009, 8 PM
Carnegie Hall

MUSICA SACRA
Music Sacra Chorus and Orchestra
Handel: Messiah

December 20, 2009, 4 PM
Church of St. Ignatius Loyola

SACRED MUSIC IN A SACRED SPACE
GLORIA IN EXCELSIS!
Choir and Orchestra of St. Ignatius Loyola
Pinkham: Christmas Cantata
G. Gabrieli: O Magnum Mysterium
Traditional Carols

December 15-18, 19, 2009
Avery Fisher Hall
NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC – Organ
Helmuth Rilling, conductor
Handel: Messiah

December 14, 2009, 8 PM
Carnegie Hall
ORATORIO SOCIETY OF NEW YORK
Handel: Messiah

December 13, 2009, 4 PM
Church of St. Ignatius Loyola

SACRED MUSIC IN A SACRED SPACE
GLORIA IN EXCELSIS!
Choir and Orchestra of St. Ignatius Loyola
Pinkham: Christmas Cantata
G. Gabrieli: O Magnum Mysterium
Traditional Carols

November 13, 2009, 7:30 PM
Manhattan School of Music

MANHATTAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC SYMPHONIC CHORUS & CHAMBER SINFONIA
Mozart: Requiem
Schubert: Mass in G Major

November 11, 2009, 8 PM
Church of St. Ignatius Loyola
SACRED MUSIC IN A SACRED SPACE
Choir and Orchestra of St. Ignatius Loyola
Melissa Kelley, soprano
Matthew Shaw, countertenor
Michael Kelly, tenor
Jesse Blumberg, baritone
Charles Perry Sprawls, bass-baritone
Nancianne Parrella, organ
Purcell: Ode on St. Cecilia’s Day (1692)
Handel: Coronation Anthem No. 1: Zadok the Priest
Howells: Antiphon
Howells: Take Him, Earth, for Cherishing

November 5, 6, 7, 10, 2009
Avery Fisher Hall

NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC – Organ
Neeme Järvi, conductor
Zemlinsky: Lyric Symphony

October 24, 2009, 8 PM
Alice Tully Hall
MUSICA SACRA
Musica Sacra Chorus and Orchestra
Jonathan Michie, baritone
Scarlatti: Stabat Mater
Bach: Motets: “Komm, Jesu, komm” and “Singet dem Herrn”
Bach: Cantata No. 82, “Ich habe genug”

October 7, 2009, 7:30 PM
Church of St. Ignatius Loyola
SACRED MUSIC IN A SACRED SPACE
Choir of St. Ignatius Loyola
Jennifer Zetlan, soprano
Matthew Garrett, tenor
Arthur Fiacco, cello
Tavener: Requiem (U.S. Premiere)
Silvestrov: Diptychon  (U.S. Premiere)
Tavener: The Veil of the Temple (excerpts)
Rachmaninov: Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom (excerpts)

October 5, 2009, 7:30 PM
Church of St. Ignatius Loyola
SACRED MUSIC IN A SACRED SPACE
Let’s Hear More! Lecture and Reception
Tavener: Requiem (U.S. Premiere)

September 20, 2009, 4 PM
West End Collegiate Church
ORGAN RECITAL
Lübeck: Praembulum in C minor
J.S. Bach: An Wasserflüssen Babylonis
J.S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue in E minor,
“The Wedge”, BWV 548
Guilmant: Sonata V in C minor, Op. 80: Allegro
Appassionato; Adagio; Chorale et Fugue

September 16, 2009, 7:30 PM
Church of St. Ignatius Loyola
SACRED MUSIC IN A SACRED SPACE – Organ
Buxtehude: Prelude, Fugue and Chaconne in C, BuxWV 137
J.S. Bach: Wenn wir in höchsten Nothen sein, BWV 641
J.S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue in E minor, “The Wedge”, BWV 548
Mendelssohn: Prelude and Fugue in C minor, Op. 37
Guilmant: Sonata V in C minor, Op. 80

September 6, 2009, 5 PM
Stone Church, Cragsmoor, NY
ORGAN RECITAL
Lübeck: Preambulum in C minor
Pachelbel: Arietta with Variations in F Major
J.S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue in E minor,
“The Wedge”, BWV 548
Mendelssohn: Prelude and Fugue in C minor, Op. 37
Guilmant: Sonata V in C minor, Op. 80: Allegro
Appassionato; Adagio; Choral et Fugue

June 24, 25, 26, 27, 2009
Avery Fisher Hall

NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC – Organ
Lorin Maazel, conductor
Mahler: Symphony No. 8, “Symphony of a Thousand”

June 11, 12, 13, 2009
Avery Fisher Hall

NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC – Organ
Lorin Maazel, conductor
Britten: War Requiem

Wednesday, May 13, 2009, 8 PM
Church of St. Ignatius Loyola
SACRED MUSIC IN A SACRED SPACE
Choir and Orchestra of St. Ignatius Loyola
Britten: Rejoice in the Lamb
Vaughan Williams: Mass in G minor
Handel: Dixit Dominus

Wednesday, April 29, 2009, 7:30 PM
Cathedral of St. John the Divine
MANHATTAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC SYMPHONIC CHOIR
Bach: Jesu, meine Freude
Vierne: Messe solennelle
Bruckner: Motets

April 22, 23, 24, 25, 2009
Avery Fisher Hall

NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC – Organ
Riccardo Muti, conductor

Respighi: Pines of Rome

Monday, April 20, 2009, 8 PM
Carnegie Hall

ORATORIO SOCIETY OF NEW YORK

Bach: Mass in B minor

Wednesday, April 1, 2009, 8 PM
Church of St. Ignatius Loyola

SACRED MUSIC IN A SACRED SPACE
Church of St. Ignatius Loyola Choirs and
Orchestra of St. Ignatius Loyola

Bach: St. Matthew Passion

Monday, March 30, 2009, 7 PM
Church of St. Ignatius Loyola

SACRED MUSIC IN A SACRED SPACE
Let’s Hear More!  Kent Tritle examines the harmonic intricacies of the chorales in Bach’s St. Matthew Passion

Friday, March 20, 2009, 8 PM
Rose Theater/Jazz@Lincoln Center

SACRED MUSIC IN A SACRED SPACE

Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem

Wednesday, March 4, 2009, 8 PM
Church of St. Ignatius Loyola
SACRED MUSIC IN A SACRED SPACE
Choir and Orchestra of St. Ignatius Loyola
Couperin: Tenebrae Lessons
(conducted by Renée Anne Louprette)
Charpentier: The Denial of St. Peter
Carissimi: Jephte

Sunday, February 22, 2009, 4 PM
Church of St. Ignatius Loyola

SACRED MUSIC IN A SACRED SPACE
Kent Tritle, Organ

Bach: Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 582
Bach: An Wasserflüssen Babylon, BWV 653
Alessandro Cadario: Iam surgit hora tertia (U.S. premiere)
Bach: “Little” Fugue in G minor, BWV 578
Charles-Marie Widor: Symphony No. 7 in A minor