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. 



Organ Recital
Church on the Cape
Kennebunkport, Maine
Friday, June 29, 2018, 7 PM
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Organ Works of Buxtehude and his Contemporaries
Featured lecturer & performer
Madison Early Music Festival
Saturday, July 7-Saturday, July 14, 2018
The University of Wisconsin-Madison
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TENET at Caramoor
Handel's Atalanta 
Philharmonia Baroque, Nicholas McGegan, conductor
Sunday, July 22, 2018, 4 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
March 2019


Handel's Messiah (continuo)
The Choir of Trinity Wall Street & Trinity Baroque Orchestra
Julian Wachner, director
Friday through Sunday, December 14-16, 2018
St. Paul's Chapel, Trinity Church, New York
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


Last updated June 2018.