SUMMER SOLSTICE CELEBRATION
June 17 @ 4:30 am
Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York City
The Consort’s special guests will be the renowned 32-voice choir Florida Singing Sons. My Consort colleagues will include Paul McCandless, oboe, English horn, and bass clarinet; Eugene Friesen, cello; Jeff Holmes, piano; and Tim Brumfield on the Cathedral’s Aeolian-Skinner pipe organ.
The Consort will premiere new music along with traditional pieces, and will collaborate with the choir in music ranging from Bulgarian chant to the work of Eric Whitacre and the sublime nocturnes of Morten Lauridsen.
This is the first time, in all the years of our Summer and Winter Solstice Celebrations, that we will have a choir. Florida Singing Sons (FSS) has been responsible for the musical education of over 1,000 students across South Florida. FSS students dedicate themselves to a rigorous music education program that results in university level musicianship skills and life-changing personal growth and development. The choir tours the United States and internationally on an annual basis, and has a vested interest in cultivating arts-aware youth to be the leaders of tomorrow.
“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 greatest 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.
Saturday, June 17, 2017 ⁕ 4:30am
Cathedral of St. John the Divine ⁕ 1047 Amsterdam at 112th St, Manhattan
$50 Preferred General Admission ⁕ $40 General Admission
solsticeconcert.com or 866 811 4111
“Our music begins in total darkness, and proceeds in a continuous journey, with musicians surrounding the audience. Gradually, as the great stained-glass windows slowly illuminate, the light joins the sound to carry us into the dawn.” — Paul Winter
The concert will be followed by a free tea and coffee reception in the nave of the Cathedral, to which all are invited.