Paul Winter’s 40th Winter Solstice Celebration is Thursday-Saturday, December 19-21, 2019 at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in Morningside Heights, Manhattan. From $38 (Students $15)
Tickets go on sale on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at solsticeconcert.com
Paul Winter’s Winter Solstice Celebration
Paul Winter’s Winter Solstice Celebration is an annual multicultural holiday show at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. It is a contemporary interpretation of ancient solstice rituals that welcome back the sun from the shortest day of the year, the winter solstice.
The show features the 10-member Paul Winter Consort,gospel singer Theresa Thomason, and the 25 dancers and drummers of the Forces of Nature Dance Theatre.
Paul Winter’s Winter Solstice Celebration is an unforgettable lifetime experience. He also produces the equally magical Paul Winter’s Summer Solstice Celebration in June.
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.
Cathedral of St. John the Divine
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.
39th Paul Winter’s Winter Solstice Celebration 2018 Tickets
Thursday, December 20: 7:30pm
Friday, December 21: 7:30pm
Saturday, December 22: 2pm & 7:30pm
Prime Reserved: $148
Premium Reserved: $123
General Admission: $58, $38
Students (with ID): $15 (use code STU18)
Ovationtix: (866) 811-4111
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.