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. 


TENET Vocal Artists, tenor
Handel's Atalanta with Philharmonia Baroque
Nicholas McGegan, conductor
Caramoor, Katonah, NY
Sunday, July 22, 2018, 4 PM
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Mark Morris Dance Group, tenor
Mostly Mozart Festival, Lincoln Center, NYC
Thursday, August 9 through Sunday, August 12, 2018
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Various Summer Events with FOKO in Portland, Maine
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Vivaldi's Four Seasons and Marais' Alcyone Suites, continuo
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
Summer Concert with Kotzschmar Festival Brass: An American in Paris
Kotzschmar Memorial Organ, Merrill Auditorium
Tuesday, August 28, 2018, 7:30 PM

Halloween Silent Film: Nosferatu
Kotzschmar Memorial Organ, Merrill Auditorium
Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 7:30 PM

Christmas in Portland
Kotzschmar Memorial Organ, Merrill Auditorium
Tuesday, December 18, 2018, 7:30 PM

Bach Birthday Celebration
Kotzschmar Memorial Organ, Merrill Auditorium
Friday, March 15, 2019


Handel's Messiah, continuo
The Choir of Trinity Wall Street & Trinity Baroque Orchestra
Julian Wachner, director
Friday, December 14 - Sunday, December 16, 2018
St. Paul's Chapel, New York City
More details will be available soon.


Metropolitan Museum of Art: The Cloisters
2018
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


Metropolitan Museum of Art: The Cloisters
2019
Leonora Duarte: Converso in Antwerp
Saturday, February 2, 7 pm

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


Organ Recital
St. Thomas Church, Fifth Avenue, New York City
January 2019
More details will be available soon.


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


Last updated July 2018.