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Paul Winter’s Winter Solstice Celebration


The 43rd annual Paul Winter Consort Winter Solstice Celebration, in the form of a video retrospective, is now available to watch for free on YouTube.

Entitled Solstice Saga, this epic three-hour journey interweaves iconic performances from the first forty years of these celebrations at New York’s Cathedral of St. John the Divine.

Solstice Saga includes performances by 12 special guests, including Brazil’s Ivan Lins and Fabiana Cozza; Russia’s Dmitri Pokrovsky Ensemble; Gary Brooker, lead singer of Procol Harum; Ireland’s Davy Spillane and Nóirín Ní Riain; Noel Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul and Mary; and Abdoulaye Diabaté of Mali, along with the African drumming and dancing of the Forces of Nature Dance Theatre.

Consort players include singer Theresa Thomason; cellist Eugene Friesen; oboist Paul McCandless; keyboardists Paul Halley, Paul Sullivan and Jeff Holmes; flutist Rhonda Larson; euphonium player Clark Goering; bassist Eliot Wadopian; drummers Jamey Haddad and Ted Moore; percussionists Glen Velez and Café; and Paul Winter on soprano sax.


Topics: The Arts & Culture. Seasons & Special Events: Winter Solstice. Resource Types: Audio Programs, Ceremony, Listen, Music, Music Video, and Watch.

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