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. 


Municipal Organist of the City of Portland, Maine
Bach Birthday Bash
Kotzschmar Memorial Organ
Merrill Auditorium, Portland, ME
Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 7:30 PM
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Portland Bach Experience, ThrowBACH Thursday
Think Tank Coworking
533 Congress Street, Portland, ME
Thursday, March 21, 2019, 7-9 PM
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New Jersey State Children’s Chorus, artistic director
Ridgewood United Methodist Church, Ridgewood, NJ
Sunday, March 24, 2019, 4 PM
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The Annunciation of our Lord (Rorate Coeli)
St. Ignatius of Antioch Episcopal Church, NYC
Monday, March 25, 2019, 7 PM
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Bach Vespers at Holy Trinity
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, NYC
Sunday, March 31, 2019, 5 PM
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Bach Vespers at Holy Trinity
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, NYC
Sunday, April 7, 14 & 21, 2019, 5 PM
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Pipes at One
St. Paul’s Chapel, NYC
Friday, April 12, 2019, 1 PM
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Holy Week
St. Ignatius of Antioch Episcopal Church, NYC
Sunday, April 14 through Sunday, April 21, 2019
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Ars Musica: Bernstein Centennial, conductor
West Side Presbyterian Church, Ridgewood, NJ
Saturday, May 18, 2019, 7 PM
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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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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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Municipal Organist of the City of Portland, Maine
Kotzschmar Memorial Organ
Merrill Auditorium, Portland, ME
Friday, August 2, 2019
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Last updated March 2019.