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Welcome the sun with Grammy® Winner Paul Winter's 38th annual Winter Solstice celebration at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine

12/14/17 through 12/16/17

Cathedral of Saint John the Divine

1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street) Map

212-843-9273


14-12-2017 12:00:00 16-12-2017 12:00:00 America/New_York Welcome the sun with Grammy® Winner Paul Winter's 38th annual Winter Solstice celebration at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine Seven-time Grammy® Award-winning saxophonist, composer and bandleader Paul Winter returns with his 38th annual Winter Solstice celebration on Thursday, December 14, Friday, December 15, and Saturday, December 16, 2017, at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, located at 1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street), Manhattan. Performances will take place on Thursday, December 14 at 8:00 p.m., Friday, December 15 at 8:00 p.m., and Saturday, December 16 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Artist in Residence Paul Winter’s Solstice performances have been some of NYC’s most beloved, family-friendly holiday events for decades. Winter emphasizes, “Of all the places I've played in America, only two could host a concert on this scale: the Cathedral and the Grand Canyon.” The Paul Winter Consort includes: Paul Winter on soprano sax, Paul McCandless, oboe; Eugene Friesen, cello; Paul Sullivan, keyboard; Eliot Wadopian, bass; Jamey Haddad, percussion; Tim Brumfield on the Cathedral’s great Aeolian-Skinner pipe organ; and Scott Sloan on the giant seven-foot sun gong, which ascends to the 124-foot vault of the Cathedral at the symbolic moment of the return of the sun. The 15 voices of the Pletenitsa Balkan Choir, special guests for this year’s celebration, blend the choral and folk traditions of the Balkans, the Caucasus, and the Middle East, under the direction of Christiane Karam. In addition to the Pletenitsa Balkan Choir and the Paul Winter Consort, this multimedia event features gospel singer Theresa Thomason and 25 dancers and drummers with the Forces of Nature Dance Theatre under the direction of Abdel Salaam. General Admission tickets are available for $60. Reserved Seating is available for $100, and Premium Seating is available for $150. $40 general admission tickets are available for the December 16th performances. For more information please visit: http://www.stjohndivine.org/visit/calendar/events/music/17939/the-38th-annual-winter-solstice-celebration SCHEDULE: Thursday, December 14 – 8:00 PM Friday, December 15 – 8:00 PM Saturday, December 16 – 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM http://www.cityguideny.com/eventinfo.cfm?id=265123 Cathedral of Saint John the Divine Cathedral of Saint John the Divine

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Seven-time Grammy® Award-winning saxophonist, composer and bandleader Paul Winter returns with his 38th annual Winter Solstice celebration on Thursday, December 14, Friday, December 15, and Saturday, December 16, 2017, at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, located at 1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street), Manhattan.

Performances will take place on Thursday, December 14 at 8:00 p.m., Friday, December 15 at 8:00 p.m., and Saturday, December 16 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Artist in Residence Paul Winter’s Solstice performances have been some of NYC’s most beloved, family-friendly holiday events for decades. Winter emphasizes, “Of all the places I've played in America, only two could host a concert on this scale: the Cathedral and the Grand Canyon.”

The Paul Winter Consort includes: Paul Winter on soprano sax, Paul McCandless, oboe; Eugene Friesen, cello; Paul Sullivan, keyboard; Eliot Wadopian, bass; Jamey Haddad, percussion; Tim Brumfield on the Cathedral’s great Aeolian-Skinner pipe organ; and Scott Sloan on the giant seven-foot sun gong, which ascends to the 124-foot vault of the Cathedral at the symbolic moment of the return of the sun.

The 15 voices of the Pletenitsa Balkan Choir, special guests for this year’s celebration, blend the choral and folk traditions of the Balkans, the Caucasus, and the Middle East, under the direction of Christiane Karam.

In addition to the Pletenitsa Balkan Choir and the Paul Winter Consort, this multimedia event features gospel singer Theresa Thomason and 25 dancers and drummers with the Forces of Nature Dance Theatre under the direction of Abdel Salaam.

General Admission tickets are available for $60. Reserved Seating is available for $100, and Premium Seating is available for $150. $40 general admission tickets are available for the December 16th performances. For more information please visit: http://www.stjohndivine.org/visit/calendar/events/music/17939/the-38th-annual-winter-solstice-celebration

SCHEDULE: Thursday, December 14 – 8:00 PM Friday, December 15 – 8:00 PM Saturday, December 16 – 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM

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