Kent Tritle, Conductor

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“New York’s leading choral conductor”   –The New Yorker

Kent Tritle, Conductor

Kent Tritle

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 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.

Latest News

  • Kent Tritle’s Spring 2024 Season Brings Choral Riches with Oratorio Society of New York, Musica Sacra, Cathedral Choir of St. John the Divine – Press release
  • Kent Tritle’s 2023-24 Season: 150th Season of Oratorio Society of New York and More – Press release
  • “Tritle, probably this country’s Mr. Choral Conductor, feels and knows this repertoire like the back of his hand”; “Kent Tritle, who had clearly assimilated both pieces to a remarkably thorough degree and marshaled his forces impressively. It felt like an event.” Read coverage of the premieres of works by Robert Paterson and Paul Moravec/Mark Campbell with the Oratorio Society of New York on Classical Voice North America and Opera News
  • Kent Tritle’s Spring 2023 Season: Multitude of Voyces, David Briggs Stabat Mater premiere, Bach Mass in B Minor, and more – Press release
  • Kent Tritle’s 2022-23 Season: World premieres of Moravec/Campbell A Nation of Others, David Briggs Stabat Mater, and more – Press release
  • Kent Tritle’s Spring 2022 Features Bach & Mozart and Mendelssohn’s Elijah at Carnegie Hall, and More – Press release
  • “In New York, the undisputed king of the Messiah is Kent Tritle,” says New York Public Radio’s New Sounds
  • Kent Tritle Has a Full 2021-22 Season of Events – Press release
  • “So much of the magic is the sheer jubilation that Handel conjures.” Read Kent’s thoughts on “Hallelujah” in this New York Times article as “nine performers guide you through the emotional arc of Handel’s classic, from comfort to grief to jubilation.”
  • Kent Tritle Leads “OSNY Messiah 2020,” Taped at His Barn in Upstate NY; Holiday Concert on Cathedral Steps Dec. 13; Grammy Nomination for Naxos recording of Sanctuary RoadPress release
  • WQXR “Artist Check-In with Elliott Forrest: Kent Tritle,” June 9, 2020 – Watch here
  • Kent Tritle Is a Chorus America 2020 Award Recipient – Press release
  • Kent makes gifts of Bach on Facebook, March 2020 – See on Facebook page
  • Kent Tritle’s Spring 2020 Season – Press release
  • “Guest conductor Kent Tritle led performances of Handel’s great oratorio [Messiah] ….To say it was revelatory is almost an understatement. …this was a deeply thoughtful, spiritual and ultimately joyous reading through each of the oratorio’s three parts. … Tritle’s exuberant leadership was energized from beginning to the big, final ‘Amen’ chorus.”
    ~Janelle Gelfand, Cincinnati Business Courier, December 9, 2019 – Read the review here
  • Kent Tritle explains “What Conductors Are Really Doing” in Episode 6 of WIRED “Masterminds” – Watch here
  • Kent Tritle’s 2019-20 Season, Stars in WIRED “Masterminds” on Conducting – Press release

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