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. 



Vivaldi's Four Seasons and Marais' Alcyone Suites, continuo
Long Beach Beverly O’Neill Theater
Saturday, September 22, 2018, 7 PM
Zipper Hall at the Colburn School, Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, September 23, 2018, 3 PM
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Municipal Organist of the City of Portland, Maine
Halloween Silent Film: Nosferatu
Kotzschmar Memorial Organ
Merrill Auditorium, Portland, ME
Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 7:30 PM


Ars Musica: Classical Splendor, conductor
Mozart and Schubert with the Adelphi Orchestra
West Side Presbyterian Church, Ridgewood, NJ
Saturday, November 10, 2018, 7 PM
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An Ars Musica Holiday, conductor
Featuring the NJ State Children's Chorus
Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Ridgewood, NJ
Saturday, December 8, 2018, 7 PM
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Handel's Messiah, continuo
The Choir of Trinity Wall Street & Trinity Baroque Orchestra
Julian Wachner, director
Friday, December 14 - Monday, December 17, 2018
St. Paul's Chapel, New York City
More details will be available soon.

Municipal Organist of the City of Portland, Maine
Christmas in Portland
Kotzschmar Memorial Organ
Merrill Auditorium, Portland, ME
Tuesday, December 18, 2018, 7:30 PM
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Metropolitan Museum of Art: The Cloisters
2018: Sonnambula
Sound and the City: Street Cries from Renaissance London
Saturday, November 17, 3 pm

Spanish Christmas at The Met Cloisters
Sunday, December 23, 1 pm 
Sunday, December 23, 3 pm


Organ Recital
St. Thomas Church, Fifth Avenue, New York City
Sunday, January 27, 2019
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Metropolitan Museum of Art: The Cloisters
2019: Sonnambula
Leonora Duarte: Converso in Antwerp
Saturday, February 2, 7 pm

Michael Praetorius: Dances from Terpsichore (1612) 
Saturday, June 1, 3 pm


Organ Recital
Bower Chapel, Naples, FL
Thursday, February 28, 2019, 7:30 PM
More details will be available soon.

Ars Musica: The Magic of Opera, conductor
Featuring the Encore Young Artists
West Side Presbyterian Church, Ridgewood, NJ
Saturday, March 10, 2019, 4 PM
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Municipal Organist of the City of Portland, Maine
Bach Birthday Celebration
Kotzschmar Memorial Organ
Merrill Auditorium, Portland, ME
Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 7:30 PM
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Ars Musica: Bernstein Centenniel, conductor
West Side Presbyterian Church, Ridgewood, NJ
Saturday, May 18, 2019, 7 PM
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Last updated September 2018.