Paul Winter’s 2017 Winter Solstice Celebration

    December 14, 2017 – December 16, 2017 all-day
    Click to view map
    1047 Amsterdam Ave
    New York, NY 10025

    Welcome The Sun With Grammy® Winner Paul Winter’s

    38th Annual Winter Solstice Celebration

    December 14, 15 & 16

    at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine

    Premium Seating $150
    Reserved Seating $100
    General Admission $60 & $40

    Follow any of the following links for the respective ticketing page at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine’s website:

    Thursday, December 14 at 8:00 pm
    Friday, December 15 at 8:00 pm
    Saturday, December 16 at 2:00 pm
    Saturday, December 16 at 7:30 pm

    Performances feature the Paul Winter Consort, gospel singer Theresa Thomason, the 15-voice Pletenitsa Balkan Choir and the Forces of Nature Dance Theatre

    Four performances from December 14th through December 16th

    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 112thStreet), 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: