Kent Tritle to Play Recital at St. Ignatius Loyola, 6/6

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On Wednesday, June 6 at 7:30 PM, organist KENT TRITLE will perform an organ recital program featuring works by Bach, De Grigny, Pinkham and Franck.

Well-known to Sacred Music in a Sacred Space audiences, Kent Tritle is Director of Cathedral Music and Organist at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City. An acclaimed organ virtuoso, he is the organist of the New York Philharmonic and the American Symphony Orchestra. As an organ recitalist, venues have included the Leipzig Gewandhaus, the Zurich Tonhalle, the Church of St. Sulpice in Paris, Dresden’s Hofkirche, King’s College at Cambridge, and Westminster Abbey. With the New York Philharmonic he has performed Saint-Saëns’s Organ Symphony conducted by Andrew Davis, and recorded Brahms’s Ein Deutsches Requiem, Britten’s War Requiem and Henze’s Symphony No. 9, all conducted by Kurt Masur, as well as the Grammy-nominated Sweeney Todd conducted by Andrew Litton. Mr. Tritle has appeared often as a guest organist with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. He is featured on the DVDs The Organistas and Creating the Stradivarius of Organs.

Kent Tritle is also one of America’s leading choral conductors, and has been called “the brightest star in New York's choral music world” by The New York Times, The 2011-2012 season marks his fifth season as Music Director of Musica Sacra, the longest continuously performing professional chorus in New York City, and seventh season as Music Director of the Oratorio Society of New York, the acclaimed 200-voice volunteer chorus.

Additionally, Kent is Director of Choral Activities at the Manhattan School of Music and is a member of the graduate faculty of The Juilliard School. 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.

His upcoming program on June 6 is part of the N.P. Mander Organ Recital Series of Sacred Music in a Sacred Space concerts at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola.

All concerts take place at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, 980 Park Avenue at 84th Street, New York City, easily reached via the 4/5/6 subway lines or buses on Madison, Lexington, and Fifth Avenues, and on 86th Street. The church is accessible to the physically challenged. , 

 

Organ series subscriptions are available at a significant discount. Single tickets for all concerts are now on sale. Tickets are available online through www.smssconcerts.org or by calling the concert information line at 212-288-2520.

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