Solstice Celebration Of The Dawn Of Summer At The Cathedral Of St. John The Divine In Harlem

June 13, 2019

Seven-time Grammy®-winning saxophonist Paul Winter’s 24th Annual Summer Solstice Sunrise Celebration will take place from 4:30 AM to 6:00 AM on Saturday, June 22 at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Avenue at 112th St., New York, NY. The concert will take place under the 150-foot dome of the world’s largest Gothic cathedral.

A musician’s and music lover’s dream, the Summer Solstice Celebration is a one-of-a-kind experience showcasing extraordinary musicianship in the awe-inspiring setting and titanic acoustics of the world’s largest Gothic cathedral. For this year’s performance, Cathedral Artist in Residence Paul Winter will be joined by Clark Goering, euphonium; Steve Gorn, bansuri flute; Jeff Holmes, piano; and John Hadfield, percussion. Tim Brumfield will join the performance on the Cathedral’s renowned Great Organ.

The music will begin in total darkness and proceed into a continuous journey emanating from different places in the Cathedral. As the great stained-glass windows slowly begin to illuminate, the light joins the sound to carry us into the full dawning of the summer.

There will be a tea and coffee reception following the concert. Tickets start at $25. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit this page.

Saturday, June 22, 2019, 4:30 AM – 6:00 AM

The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street), Harlem, New York, 212. 316.7540,

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