June 17, 2023
4:30am - 6am
The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine
1047 Amsterdam Avenue at 112th Street
New York, NY 10025
For the first time since 2020, Artist in Residence Paul Winter and the Paul Winter Consort return to celebrate the longest day of the year at the Cathedral.
“This event is our musical welcome to the summer. Summer Solstice is one of the great turning points of the year, when the sun is at its peak and the days abound with the promise of life’s fullness. My dream, with this sunrise celebration, is to offer an experience of this resonance, in the mystical ambience of these early morning hours, through a deep listening journey within the awesome space of this largest cathedral in the world. Our music begins in total darkness, and proceeds in a continuous flow, emanating from different places in the Cathedral. Gradually, as the great stained glass windows begin to illuminate, the light joins the sound to carry us into the first dawning of the summer.” - Paul Winter