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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. In addition, the 2012-2013 season marks his sixth season as Music Director of Musica Sacra, the longest continuously performing professional chorus in New York City, and eighth season as Music Director of the Oratorio Society of New York, the acclaimed 200-voice volunteer chorus. Sacred Music in a Sacred Space, the acclaimed concert series founded by Tritle in 1989, is now entering its 24th season at New York’s Church of St. Ignatius Loyola; he led his final concerts on that series in 2012. 

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. An acclaimed organ virtuoso, he is also the organist of the New York Philharmonic and the American Symphony Orchestra. And he is the host of “The Choral Mix with Kent Tritle,” a weekly hour-long radio program on New York’s Classical 105.9 WQXR and www.wqxr.org devoted to the vibrant genre of choral music and the breadth of activity in the choral community.

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hhickman - 3 Dec 2012
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