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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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


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

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




(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