It is officially summer, but while the concert season may be over, there are still ways to hear great music, and even to make some. Here is a message from Kent:

I am thrilled to be looking forward to the Amherst Early Music Festival and the first in-person Choral Workshop in three years! I hope you will consider joining me in Bethlehem, PA, this August 14-21 for the festival’s Choral Workshop, in which we will dive into two of J. S. Bach’s great early cantatas: Christ lag in Todes Banden and Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit. The workshop is geared towards the serious amateur choral singer, so come ready for a great learning and singing experience! And if you’d like to hear the fruits of our labors, you can come to the culminating performance on August 19:

There is also once again the opportunity to hear great choral music at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine every Sunday afternoon – I’m delighted to announce the return of Evensong service every Sunday at 4 PM, beginning July 3. This is a peaceful traditional choral service with scripture readings; everything else is sung by the Cathedral Choir! We sing a broad range of repertoire, from glorious anthems of the Anglican tradition to Renaissance motets, music by contemporary composers, and chant. This weekly service is free and open to all!

I hope you will join me in Bethlehem in August, and the Upper West Side on Sunday afternoons!
Kent Tritle
Stay tuned for the announcement of Kent’s 2022-23 concert season, with the Great Music in a Great Space series at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Musica Sacra, and the Oratorio Society of New York – coming soon!
August 14-21, 2022
Cantata BWV 4, Christ lag in Todes Banden
Cantata BWV 106, Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit

Friday, August 19, 2022 at 7:30 PM
Sundays at 4 PM
Cathedral of St. John the Divine
Evensong Service featuring the Cathedral Choir
About 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 Director of Cathedral Music and Organist at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City; Music Director of the Oratorio Society of New York, the acclaimed 200-voice volunteer chorus; and Music Director of Musica Sacra, the longest continuously performing professional chorus in New York City. 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.

Photo: Jennifer Taylor