James Kennerley

conductor, keyboardist, composer, tenor

Welcome to the website of James Kennerley, the NYC-based English conductor, keyboardist, tenor, and composer. Please enjoy the content, and don't hesitate to get in touch with any questions or booking inquiries.

Read more about James' past performances over the past year below.

James performing music of John Bull at the Metropolitan Museum in December 2016.

Sonnambula: The Salon of Leonora Duarte
Thursday, November 16, 2017, 7:30PM
Strathmore Mansion, MD

Organ soloist, Lincoln Center's White Light Festival
In collaboration with The Tallis Scholars,
Netherlands Chamber Choir,& Norwegian Soloists Choir
November 9-11, 2017

Celestial Harmonies:
Rachmaninoff's All-Night Vigil and Barber's Adagio (Agnus Dei)
Ars Musica Chorale
Saturday, November 11, 2017, 7:30 PM
Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Ridgewood, NJ

Organist, Duruflé Requiem
The Taft School Choir, Bruce Fifer, conductor
Saturday, November 5, 2017, 5:00 PM
Watertown, CT

Soloist, Bach Vespers
The Bach Choir, Donald Meineke, Cantor
Sunday, October 29, 2017, 5:00 PM
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, New York City

Conductor, Service for the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation
Ars Musica Chorale
Sunday, October 29, 2017, 1:30 PM
Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Ridgewood, NJ

Soloist, Bach Vespers
The Bach Choir, Donald Meineke, Cantor
Sunday, October 22, 2017, 5:00 PM
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, New York City

Organist, Saint Thomas Church choir tour
October 11-13, 2017

Soloist, Bach Vespers
The Bach Choir, Donald Meineke, Cantor
Sunday, October 8, 2017, 5:00 PM
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, New York City

Organist and conductor, High Holy Day Services
September-October, 2017
Park Avenue Synagogue, NYC

Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre: Musician in Paris
Sonnambula
Thursday, September 14, 2017, 7:30 PM
Baruch College, NYC

Sonnambula residency, Madison Early Music Festival
July 8-15 2017

Harpsichord-violin duo concert with Noémy Gagnon-Lafrenais
Saturday May 27 2017, 5 PM
Norfolk Library, Norfolk, CT

Organ soloist, music & motets by J. S. Bach
Sunday May 21 2017, 3 PM
Canticum Novum; Harold Rosenbaum, director
The Church of Saint Ignatius of Antioch, NYC

Organ soloist, music & motets by J. S. Bach
Saturday May 13 2017, 8 PM
Canticum Novum; Harold Rosenbaum, director
The Church of Saint Ignatius of Antioch, NYC

Music of Bach and Handel
Thursday May 11 2017, 7:30 PM
The Choir and Orchestra of Saint Thomas Church; Daniel Hyde, director
Saint Thomas Church, Fifth Avenue, NYC

Organ soloist, Baroque masterworks
Taghkanic Chorale; Steven Fox, director
Sunday April 30 2017, 4 PM

Organ soloist, Baroque masterworks
Taghkanic Chorale; Steven Fox, director
Saturday April 29 2017, 8 PM

Sonnambula residency at Princeton University
Tuesday April 25 2017, 8 PM
Taplin Auditorium, Princeton University

The Handel Project - Solomon, HWV 67 (Act 3) - livestream & archived video available
The Choir & Baroque Orchestra of Trinity, Wall Street, Julian Wachner, director
Wednesday, April 19, 1 PM
Saint Paul's Chapel, New York City

Soloist, Bach Vespers
The Bach Choir, Donald Meineke, Cantor
Sunday, April 16, 2017, 5 PM
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, New York City

François Couperin: Leçons de ténèbres pour le mercredi saint
Jolle Greenleaf & Sherezade Panthaki, sopranos; Arnie Tanimoto, viola da gamba; James Kennerley, director and organ.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 7 PM
Saint Ignatius of Antioch Episcopal Church, New York City

Soloist, Bach Vespers
The Bach Choir, Donald Meineke, Cantor
Sunday, April 9, 2017, 5 PM
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, New York City

The Handel Project - Israel in Egypt - livestream & archived video available
The Choir & Baroque Orchestra of Trinity Church, Wall Street
Saturday, April 8, 7:30 PM
Trinity Church, Wall Street, NYC

The Handel Project - Solomon, HWV 67 (Act 2) - livestream & archived video available
The Choir & Baroque Orchestra of Trinity, Wall Street, Julian Wachner, director
Wednesday, April 5, 1 PM
Saint Paul's Chapel, New York City

The Handel Project - Solomon, HWV 67 (Act 1) - livestream & archived video available
The Choir & Baroque Orchestra of Trinity, Wall Street, Julian Wachner, director
Wednesday, March 29, 1 PM
Saint Paul's Chapel, New York City

Solo organ concert, NEPA Bach Festival
Saturday, March 25 2017, 4 PM
Elm Park United Methodist Church, Scranton, PA

Organ soloist, BAC Salon: The Originals: Biber + Nancarrow
With Mark Fewer, violin; Charles Weaver & Daniel Swenberg, theorbo; Robert Willey, synthesizer.
Wednesday March 22 and Thursday March 23, 2017, 7:30 PM
Baryshnikov Arts Center, New York City

The Handel Project - Jephtha, HWV 70 (Act 3)
The Choir & Baroque Orchestra of Trinity, Wall Street, Julian Wachner, director
Wednesday, March 22, 1 PM
Saint Paul's Chapel, New York City

The Handel Project - Jephtha, HWV 70 (Act 2)
The Choir & Baroque Orchestra of Trinity, Wall Street, Julian Wachner, director
Wednesday, March 15, 1 PM
Saint Paul's Chapel, New York City

Mozart's Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöte) - Erster Geharnischter Mann (First Armoured Man)
Clarion Opera, Alain Gauthier, director; Steven Fox, conductor
Saturday, March 11 & Monday, March 13, 2017, 7:30 PM
The Theater of the Museo del Barrio, New York City

The Handel Project - Jephtha, HWV 70 (Act 1)
The Choir & Baroque Orchestra of Trinity, Wall Street, Julian Wachner, director
Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 1 PM
Saint Paul's Chapel, New York City

Organ soloist, French Masterworks
Amor Artis, Ryan Brandau, director
Saturday, March 4, 3 PM
Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, New York City

Soloist, Bach Vespers
The Bach Choir, Donald Meineke, Cantor
Sunday, February 26, 2017, 5 PM
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, New York City

Soloist, Bach Vespers
The Bach Choir, Donald Meineke, Cantor
Sunday, February 19, 2017, 5 PM
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, New York City

Harpsichordist, commercial recording of Handel's Messiah
The Choir and Baroque Orchestra of Trinity Church, Wall Street, Julian Wachner, director
Friday, February 10-Sunday, February 12, 2017
The Concert Hall, Drew University

Tenor soloist, Rameau's Les Indes galantes
The American Classical Orchestra, Thomas Crawford, director
Thursday, February 9, 2017, 8 PM
The Church of Saint Ignatius of Antioch, New York City

Organ soloist, with the Choir of Saint Thomas Church, Fifth Avenue
Friday, February 3, 2017, 7 PM
Greenville, SC

Carmel Bach Festival
Music Director, VBA Program and keyboardist, Festival Orchestra
July 16-30, 2016
Carmel, CA

Organ soloist, C4 Collective
Organic: New works for voices and organ
Thursday 9th and Saturday 11th June 2016
The Church of Saint Ignatius of Antioch, 552 West End Avenue, New York NY

Vocal soloist, Sonnambula consort
Friday 3rd June 2016, 6 PM
The Frick Collection, 1 East 70th Street New York, NY
More information: www.sonnambula.org

Corpus Christi Solemn Mass, including world première composition
Thursday 26th May 2016, 7 PM
The Church of Saint Ignatius of Antioch, 552 West End Avenue, New York NY
More information: www.saintignatiusnyc.org

Sonnambula residency, Princeton University
6th-7th May 2016
More information: www.sonnambula.org

Organ soloist, NYC Master Chorale, Thea Kano, Music Director
Saturday 30th April 2016, 8 PM
Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center
More information: www.nycmasterchorale.org/current-season/

J.S. Bach’s ‘Goldberg’ variations
Wednesday 27th April 2016, 12 PM
St. Johns Episcopal Church, 4200 S. Atlanta Pl. Tulsa, OK

Organ soloist, Bach cantata Canadian tour
Trinity Baroque Orchestra and The Choir of Trinity Wall Street, Julian Wachner, director
23rd-25th April 2016

Organ soloist, Bach at One
Trinity Baroque Orchestra and The Choir of Trinity Wall Street, Juilian Wachner, director
Wednesday 20th April 2016, 1 PM
St. Paul’s Chapel, 209 Broadway, New York, NY
Watch again: www.trinitywallstreet.org/music-arts/season/bach-at-one

Organ soloist, Maurice Duruflé, Requiem
Amor Artis, Ryan Brandau, Music Director
Saturday 16th April 2016, 8 PM
More information: www.amorartis.org

Michael Haydn’s Requiem
American Classical Orchestra, Thomas Crawford, Music Director
Tuesday 5th April 2016, 8 PM
More information: www.americanclassicalorchestra.org

Soloist, Heinrich Schütz - Sie Sieben Worte Jesu am Kreuz SWV 478
Bach Vespers, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 3 W 65th St, New York, NY
Sunday 20th March 2016, 5 PM
More information: www.bachvespersnyc.org

Conductor, Sonnambula consort and soloists
Music from the Cathedrals of 18th-century Cuba (11 US premières)
Friday 18th March 2016, 6 PM
Hispanic Society of America, 613 W 155th St, New York, NY
More information: www.hispanicsociety.org

James MacMillan’s The Seven Last Words of Christ
With the choir of Saint Thomas Church, Fifth Avenue, New York
Thursday 17th March 2016, 7:30 PM
More information: www.saintthomaschurch.org/music/concerts

Tenor soloist, Bach at One
Trinity Baroque Orchestra and The Choir of Trinity Wall Street
Wednesday 9th March 2016, 1 PM
St. Paul’s Chapel, 209 Broadway, New York, NY
Watch again: https://www.trinitywallstreet.org/video/bach-one-51

Organ soloist, The Cecilia Chorus of New York Mark Shapiro, director
Sunday 6th March 2016, 3 PM
Church of the Holy Trinity, 316 East 88th Street, New York, NY
More information: www.ceciliachorusny.org


Concerts archived to March 2016.