34th Annual Winter Solstice Celebration with Paul Winter

New York’s Holiday Celebration of Music, Dance and the Return of the Sun

“An immersive, multimedia extravaganza, as grand and expansive as its location.”
The New York Times

The Paul Winter Consort & Brazilian Friends
Ivan Lins

The Cathedral of St. John the Divine
1047 Amsterdam Avenue
at 112th Street
New York, NY 10025

Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 8pm
Friday, December 20, 2013 at 8pm
Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 2pm and 7:30pm

The sunny and rhythmic music of Brazil will warm your heart this December when Brazilian superstar Ivan Lins and colleagues join with the Paul Winter Consort in the 34th Annual Winter Solstice Celebration, Dec. 19 through 21, at New York’s St John the Divine, one of the world’s largest cathedrals.

The Winter Solstice Celebration has become New York’s favorite holiday alternative to the Nutcracker and Radio City’s Christmas Spectacular. This event is a contemporary take on ancient solstice rituals, when people felt a calling to come together on the longest night of the year to welcome the return of the sun and the birth of the new year. Non-denominational and open to all, this secular celebration shares the Cathedral’s universal mission of being a “unifying center” and takes full advantage of the extraordinary acoustic qualities of the Cathedral.

Paul Winter, the saxophonist, composer and bandleader long known for his pioneering work with world music, jazz and the voices of the natural world, returns with this latest solstice offering. The music of Brazil will be a special focus of this year’s event, and feature Ivan Lins, singer and guitarist Renato Braz, a Brazilian chorus, and the 25 dancers and drummers of the Forces of Nature Dance Theatre. The ten-member Paul Winter Consort will also include dynamic gospel singer Theresa Thomason.

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