A message from Kent:

On Tuesday, November 15, I have the privilege of directing a truly significant world premiere. The Orchestra and Chorus of the Oratorio Society of New York join with a splendid cast of soloists - Susanna Phillips, Maeve Höglund, Raehann Bryce-Davis, Martin Bakari, Steven Eddy, and Joseph Beutel - to launch a brand new oratorio by Paul Moravec and Mark Campbell: A Nation of Others.
The pandemic caused us to reschedule this premiere three times! Yet here we are—and the piece itself is stunning. Our premise is a day on Ellis Island in 1921, unfolding the stories of immigrants, many of them refugees, who faced all odds to get to America and start life anew.

The performance is being recorded live, and we will make every effort to once again join the Grammy lineup, as we did with this work’s predecessor, Sanctuary Road. That work was created by Paul and Mark for OSNY. It now has a life of its own; since our premiere it has been performed across the country and even been turned into an opera!

I do hope you won’t miss this chance to hear something of spectacular importance. I hope to see you there!
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 Grammy-nominated volunteer chorus; and Music Director of Musica Sacra, New York’s elite professional chorus.

Kent 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.

Kent Photo: Jennifer Taylor | Cover Photo: Brian Hatton