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Kent Tritle is one of the leading choral conductors in the United States. During his tenure with the Oratorio Society of New York, he has led it in the standard repertory, rarely performed works, and premieres such as the world premiere of Juraj Filas’s
Song of Solomon and the New York State premiere of Paul Moravec’s
Blizzard Voices and Marjorie Merryman’s Jonah. Under his direction members of the chorus have also performed in Europe and South America and in concerts presented by the New York Philharmonic.
Mr. Tritle is Director of Cathedral Music and organist at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine and is Music Director of Great Music in a Great Space, the Cathedral’s concert series, which he reinstated in 2011. On April 6 and 7, 2017, he will lead the combined forces of the Oratorio Society of New York, the Manhattan School of Music, and the Cathedral Choristers in Britten’s
War Requiem at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. Kent Tritle is also Music Director of Musica Sacra.
An acclaimed organ virtuoso, Mr. Tritle is the organist of the New York Philharmonic and the American Symphony Orchestra. He performs regularly in Europe and throughout the United States. Recital venues have included the Leipzig Gewandhaus, the Zurich Tonhalle, the Church of St. Sulpice, Dresden’s Hofkirche, King’s College at Cambridge, and Westminster Abbey.
Mr. Tritle holds graduate and undergraduate degrees from the Juilliard School and serves on the faculty there, as well as at the Manhattan School of Music where he has established a doctoral program in choral conducting and serves as chair of the organ department. He has been featured in the
New York Times and the Wall Street Journal and on ABC World News Tonight, National Public Radio, and Minnesota Public Radio.
David Rosenmeyer is celebrating his tenth season as the Oratorio Society’s Associate Conductor and has conducted the Society’s Carnegie Hall performances of Stravinsky’s
Mass (2007), the Cantique de Jean Racine (2008), Britten’s
Te Deum in C (2010), and the chamber orchestra in Britten’s
War Requiem (2013). He is also Music Director of the Fairfield County Chorale, which he led earlier this season in a performance of Beethoven’s Ninth with the New Haven Symphony Orchestra. In addition, he serves on the Mannes conducting staff and as a conductor and vocal coach with the International Vocal Arts Institute in Tel Aviv.
Mr. Rosenmeyer began his conducting career as the guest conductor of major orchestras throughout South America, including the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional of Argentina, Orquesta Sinfónica de Concepción of Chile, the Orchestra do Festival do Curitiba of Brazil, and the Orchestra of the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires. He has also conducted the Israeli Chamber Orchestra as well as orchestras in Hungary, Italy, and Brazil.
In 2009 he made his debut with the Bellas Opera Company of Mexico leading a staged gala as part of the Cervantino Festival in Guanajuato. He rejoined Bellas Opera in summer 2010 to conduct the finals gala of the Morelli Opera Competition. Mr. Rosenmeyer is also Music Director of the Salzburg Marionette Theater’s production of
The Sound of Music.
Born in Argentina, David Rosenmeyer began his studies in Israel where he spent much of his childhood. After returning to Argentina, he studied choral conducting at the J. J. Castro Conservatory of Music and orchestra conducting at the UCA. He holds a Master’s degree in conducting and music theory from the Mannes College of Music and is a recipient of the Felix Salzer Award and a grant from the Joyce Dutka Foundation.
Anna Lenti was thrilled to join the Oratorio Society of New York as their Assistant Conductor in 2015. A native of Rochester, NY, Anna received her BM in Vocal Performance from the Eastman School of Music and her MM in Choral Conducting from Westminster Choir College. An avid lover of ensemble performance, Anna has appeared as a soloist and ensemble member with numerous professional ensembles throughout the United States, including The Holy Trinity Bach Choir (NYC), Great Music in a Great Space (NYC), Apollo’s Fire (Cleveland), Ensemble XIII (Texas), and the Clarion Ensemble (NYC). She is also the Artistic Director for a project-based choral ensemble called Ampersand, which she co-founded in 2014. In addition to her singing career, Anna is a full-time music teacher at an all-girls school in New Jersey, where she works with middle and high school students.
Accompanist David Ralph has appeared as piano and organ soloist in most of New York City’s major concert halls, and has toured the United States and Canada as accompanist for professional vocal groups including the Robert DeCormier Singers and the Dusing Singers. He has accompanied such artists as soprano Eleanor Steber and cellist Yo-Yo Ma, and was rehearsal accompanist for the Spirituals concert starring Kathleen Battle and Jessye Norman at Carnegie Hall, as well as for the Carnegie Hall Christmas Gala featuring Kathleen Battle, Frederica von Stade, Wynton Marsalis, and André Previn.
David’s current stint with the Society began in 1996. Previously he served as accompanist during 1974-76 and 1978-86. He is also accompanist for the New York Choral Society.
David Ralph has recorded for numerous record labels including Arabesque, Newport Classic, Sine Qua Non, Book-of-the-Month, Musical Heritage, Greenhays, Albany, and Centaur, in styles ranging from classical to folk, gospel, and pop. He is a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music.