Paul Winter’s Winter Solstice Celebration is an annual multicultural holiday concert experience at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in Morningside Heights, Manhattan.
Paul Winter is a seven-time Grammy winning Jazz saxophonist. Winter’s band was the first Jazz band to play the White House (for President Kennedy). Winter was working in Brazil when Bossa Nova hit in the 1960s. He was part of that. Winter was also one of the early artists working in World music and later in Earth music.
The Winter Solstice is the longest night / shortest day of the year. In prehistory, it was a moment of fear that the sun would disappear forever. The Winter Solstice is the root of northern winter holiday traditions like Christmas.
The Cathedral of St. John the Divine is one of the largest churches in the world. It’s interior provides some incredible acoustics. It’s been a space for sacred music since Duke Ellington’s Second Sacred Concert in 1968. Paul Winter is an artist-in-residence.
Paul Winter’s Winter Solstice Celebration is a contemporary interpretation of traditional solstice rituals that seek to bring back the sun.
The show features the 10-member Paul Winter Consort, gospel singer Theresa Thomason, the 25 dancers and drummers of Forces of Nature Dance Theatre, and special guests.
Paul Winter’s Winter Solstice Celebration is an unforgettable lifetime experience. He also produces Paul Winter’s Summer Solstice Celebration in June.
38th Paul Winter’s Winter Solstice Celebration 2017
The 38th Paul Winter’s Winter Solstice Celebration 2017 is Thursday – Saturday, December 14 – 16, 2017.
This year’s special guests are the Pletenitsa Balkan Choir.
Thursday, December 14 at 8 pm
Friday, December 15 at 8 pm
Saturday, December 16 at 2 pm & 7:30 pm
Paul Winter’s Winter Solstice Celebration Tickets
General Admission: $40 – $60
Reserved Seating: $100
Premium Seating: $150
Get tickets at solsticeconcert.com $40 – $150