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 11 AM. 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. Listing last updated on 25 September, 2017.


Organ soloist, “Grant us Peace” Christmas concert
New York City Master Chorale, Thea Kano, director
Saturday, December 2, 2017, 8:00 PM
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Soloist, Bach Vespers
The Bach Choir, Donald Meineke, Cantor
Sunday, December 3, 2017, 5:00 PM
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, New York City
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Holiday Celebration
Ars Musica Chorale
Saturday, December 9, 2017, 7:00 PM
Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Ridgewood, NJ
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Advent Lessons & Carols
The Choir of Saint Ignatius of Antioch, NYC
Sunday, December 10, 2017, 5:00 PM
The Church of Saint Ignatius of Antioch, NYC
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Handel’s Messiah (continuo)
The Choir and Baroque Orchestra of Trinity Church, Wall Street, Julian Wachner, director
Friday, December 15, 2017, 7:30 PM
Trinity Church, Wall Street, NYC
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Vox Vocal Ensemble: An Eton Choirbook Christmas
George Steel, conductor
Saturday, December 16, 2017, 1:00 PM
The Metropolitan Museum at the Cloisters, NYC
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Handel’s Messiah (continuo)
The Choir and Baroque Orchestra of Trinity Church, Wall Street, Julian Wachner, director
Saturday, December 16, 2017, 7:30 PM
Trinity Church, Wall Street, NYC
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Handel’s Messiah (continuo)
The Choir and Baroque Orchestra of Trinity Church, Wall Street, Julian Wachner, director
Sunday, December 17, 2017, 3:00 PM
Trinity Church, Wall Street, NYC
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Holiday Concert
Vox Vocal Ensemble, George Steele, director
Sunday, December 17, 2017, 7:00 PM
Guggenheim Museum, NYC
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Holiday Concert
Vox Vocal Ensemble, George Steele, director
Monday, December 18, 2017, 7:00 PM
Guggenheim Museum, NYC
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The Salon of Leonora Duarte
Sonnambula @ The Hispanic Society
Thursday, December 21, 2017, time TBA
The Academy of Arts and Letters, NYC
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Christmas Eve services
The Choir of Saint Ignatius of Antioch,
Sunday, December 24, 2017, 5:00 PM & 10:00 PM
The Church of Saint Ignatius of Antioch, NYC
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Porgy in Paris: music of Poulenc and Gershwin
Ars Musica Chorale
Saturday, February 3, 2018, 7:30 PM
Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Ridgewood, NJ
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Winter Concert
Artistic Director, New Jersey State Children’s Chorus
Sunday, February 4, 2018, 4:00 PM
United Methodist Church, Ridgewood, NJ
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Soloist, Bach Vespers
The Bach Choir, Donald Meineke, Cantor
Sunday, February 11, 2018, 5:00 PM
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, New York City
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Soloist, Bach Vespers
The Bach Choir, Donald Meineke, Cantor
Sunday, March 18, 2018, 5:00 PM
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, New York City
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Couperin, Leçons de Tenèbres
Soloists and Choir of Saint Ignatius of Antioch
Wednesday, March 28, 2018, 7:00 PM
Saint Ignatius of Antioch, NYC
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Holy Week and Easter Services
The Choir of Saint Ignatius of Antioch
Thursday, March 29-Sunday, April 1, 2018
The Church of Saint Ignatius of Antioch, NYC
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Soloist, Bach Vespers
The Bach Choir, Donald Meineke, Cantor
Sunday, April 1, 2018, 5:00 PM
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, New York City
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Soloist, Bach Vespers
The Bach Choir, Donald Meineke, Cantor
Sunday, April 8, 2018, 5:00 PM
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, New York City
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Début concert, Municipal Organist of the City of Portland, ME
Kotzchmar Memorial Organ, Merrill Auditorium
Wednesday, April 18, 2018, time TBA
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Organist, Bernstein, Chichester Psalms
The Taft School Choir, Bruce Fifer, conductor
Friday, April 20, 2018, 7:30 PM
Watertown, CT
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Organist, Bernstein, Chichester Psalms
The Taft School Choir, Bruce Fifer, conductor
Sunday, April 22, 2018, 3:00 PM
Grace Episcopal Church, NYC
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Bach: Mass in B Minor
Ars Musica Chorale, Adelphi Orchestra
Saturday, May 19, 2018, 7:00 PM
West Side Presbyterian Church, Ridgewood, NJ
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Service for the Feast of Corpus Christi
The Choir of Saint Ignatius of Antioch
Thursday, May 31, 2018, 7:00 PM
The Church of Saint Ignatius of Antioch, NYC
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Spring Concert
Artistic Director, New Jersey State Children’s Chorus
Sunday, June 3, 2018, 4:00 PM
United Methodist Church, Ridgewood, NJ
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Featured performer, Association of Anglican Musicians Conference
Sunday, June 10 & Monday, June 11, 2018
St. David's Episcopal Church, San Antonio, TX
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Organ works of Buxtehude and his contemporaries
Featured lecturerperformer
Madison Early Music Festival
Saturday, July 7-Saturday, July 14, 2018
The University of Wisconsin-Madison
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Concerts updated to July 2018.