Cathedral Church of Saint John: The Great Divine in the City and Diocese of New York
1047 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10025
On Saturday morning, June 17th 2017, at 4:30am, the Paul Winter Consort will be presenting their 22nd annual Summer Solstice Celebration at New York’s Cathedral of St. John the Divine.
“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
“Morning Sun,” the theme for this year’s Summer Solstice Celebration, is also the title of the new Living Music album MORNING SUN: Adventures with Oboe – Paul McCandless with the Paul Winter Consort, an anthology of Paul’s great recordings with the Consort over the past 45 years. The concert will feature Paul on oboe, English horn, and bass clarinet in this salute to his new album, and in honor of his 70th birthday.
This sunrise concert is a unique musical journey, beginning in total darkness, with the light gradually joining the sounds, to usher in the dawning of the summer.
The concert will be followed by a free tea and coffee reception in the nave of the Cathedral.
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