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.

Hear and see James play the mighty Casavant organ and direct the professional mixed voice choir of the Church of Saint Ignatius of Antioch every Sunday at 11AM (summertime services start at 10AM). The church is renowned throughout the US for its spectacular music program, presenting choral works from the thirteenth to the twenty-first centuries in an unparalleled liturgical and acoustic setting. Click here for complete information on the choral music and on service times. James is also a frequent guest organist and conductor at Saint Thomas Church, Fifth Avenue, and Trinity Church, Wall Street. As Municipal Organist in Portland, Maine, James performs throughout each season on the Kotzschmar Organ at Merrill Auditorium, please click here for the current schedule. 



Ars Musica: Bernstein Centennial, conductor
West Side Presbyterian Church, Ridgewood, NJ
Saturday, May 18, 2019, 7 PM
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Jean Stein Memorial Concert
Virtuosic Handel: The Melius Consort
The Choir of St. Ignatius of Antioch
St. Ignatius of Antioch, NYC
Sunday, May 19, 2019, 4 PM
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Ascension Day
St. Ignatius of Antioch Episcopal Church, NYC
Thursday, May 30, 2019, 7 PM
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Sonnambula, continuo
Metropolitan Museum of Art: The Cloisters
Michael Praetorius: Dances from Terpsichore (1612) 
Saturday, June 1, 3 PM
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New Jersey State Children’s Chorus, artistic director
Sunday, June 9, 2019, 4 PM
Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Ridgewood, NJ
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Corpus Christi
St. Ignatius of Antioch Episcopal Church, NYC
Thursday, June 20, 2019, 7 PM
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Municipal Organist of the City of Portland, Maine
Kotzschmar Memorial Organ
Merrill Auditorium, Portland, ME
Friday, August 2, 2019, 7 PM
Friday, September 13, 2019
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Organ Recital
Music Series at South Church
New Britain, CT
Sunday, October 20, 2019, 4 PM
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Last updated May 2019.