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 in his fourth season as Director of Cathedral Music and Organist at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City; his eighth season as Music Director of Musica Sacra, the longest continuously performing professional chorus in New York; and his tenth season as 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.
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.
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.
Review: Musica Sacra Highlights Living Composers
The New York Times, March 5, 2015
Messiah “Fully Loaded:” Kent Tritle Brings it Home
Huffington Post, December 23, 2014
The ‘Messiah’ x 2, With Holiday Brio: Kent Tritle Conducts ‘Messiah’ at Carnegie Hall
The New York Times, December 20, 2014
- Volume VII of John Zorn’s Arcana, an acclaimed series of books illuminating the artistic process, includes an essay written by Kent Tritle. The book is available now on Amazon.
(press release – pdf)
- Mahler’s “Symphony of a Thousand” with Oratorio Society of New York and Manhattan School of Music at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine
- World Premiere of Evan Fein’s Deborah with Musica Sacra, and New York Premiere of Marjorie Merryman’s Jonah with Oratorio Society of New York
- Recording Release and Performance of “Four Quarters of Jerusalem” by the Cathedral Choir of St. John the Divine and Rose of the Compass
- Tallis’s Spem in Alium, Strauss’s Deutsche Motette with Musica Sacra
- Mozart Arrangement of Handel’s Messiah with Oratorio Society of New York
- Residency at Sibelius Academy in Helsinki