December 23, 2023
3pm and 7pm
St James Place
352 Main Street
Great Barrington, MA USA
The renowned Paul Winter Consort will present a concert in celebration of the winter solstice in Great Barrington. The concert will take place on Saturday, December 23rd in the beautifully restored sanctuary at Saint James Place, 352 Main Street, Great Barrington, MA. There will be two performances, a matinee at 3pm and an evening concert at 7pm. Tickets are $50 per person.
This will be a uniquely intimate solstice celebration, in contrast to the large-scale productions done for many years in the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine in New York. Quoting from Paul Winter, “While we will not have all the dancers and theatrical effects that were possible in the world's largest Cathedral, we will have all the essence of our solstice music, and we will feature, as always, the beloved voice of Theresa Thomason, who has been the ‘star’ of our solstice celebrations for over 25 years.”
The Consort will include vocalist Theresa Thomason, Eugene Friesen on cello, Bulgarian bassist Peter Slavov, Brazilian drummer Rogério Boccato, with Paul Winter on soprano sax.
This year's Paul Winter Solstice Concerts are sponsored by the Schumacher Center for a New Economics. Founded in 1980, the Schumacher Center recognizes that the environmental and equity crises we now face have their roots in the current economic system. The Center works to model community-driven economic programs that foster just and regenerative local economies. Among these are the Farmsteads for Farmers program of Berkshire Community Land Trust and BerkShares Local Currency, both additional sponsors of the two concerts.