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.

Here you will find a small selection of videos from the many posted on YouTube. Scroll down to see the videos available for viewing here, or click here to be taken to James Kennerley's YouTube page.

The world première of my setting for SATB a cappella choir of the classic Advent-Christmas text, Adam lay ybounden in December, 2016. I wanted to write something accessible but challenging for choirs and audiences alike, something that delved into the darker implications of the poem's conceit.

James Kennerley plays Louis Vierne's Carillon de Westminster at Washington National Cathedral.

James Kennerley improvises a Triptych on plainsong themes on the landmark IV/160 Aeolian-Skinner Opus 205-A (1956) organ (revised by Mann & Trupiano in the 1980s) of Saint Thomas Church, Fifth Avenue, New York City on Sunday, 11th October, 2015.

Joseph Jongen (1873-1953): Symphonie Concertante, Opus 81 (1926) iv: Toccata (Moto Perpetuo): Allegro moderato Performed live on Saturday, 9th February, 2013 at the Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, New York City James Kennerley, organ soloist The New York Repertory Orchestra David Leibowitz, Music Director. Audio recording by David Merrill.