Winter Solstice Celebration at Cathedral of St. John the Divine

Looking for a way to celebrate the winter season? Then head to the Cathedral of St. John the Divine for the Winter Solstice Celebration with Paul Winter, seven-time Grammy® Award-winning saxophonist, composer and bandleader.

Cathedral Artist in Residence Paul Winter’s Solstice performances have been some of NYC’s most beloved, family-friendly holiday events for decades.

Over the years, the event has evolved into a theatrical celebration that inhabits the entirety of the Cathedral’s cavernous space, all the way up to the ceiling.

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.

Trailer - Paul Winter's 38th annual Winter Solstice Celebration 2017

Paul Winter's 38th annual Winter Solstice celebration at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, located at 1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street), Manhattan.


Thursday, December 14th, 8pm
Friday, December 15th, 8pm
Saturday, December 16th, 2 pm and 7:30 pm

Each performance will include one brief intermission.

General Admission tickets are available for $60. Reserved Seating is available for $100, and Premium Seating is available for $150.

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