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Winter Solstice Concert in Northampton Evening
December 22, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Paul Winter, with the Paul Winter Consort, will celebrate the winter solstice at 7 pm on Friday, December 22nd at BOMBYX, 130 Pine St, Northampton, MA.
We will not be presenting our annual Winter Solstice Celebration this December at New York’s Cathedral of St. John the Divine. There have been a number of factors involved in this decision. We are planning events at the Cathedral for 2024, including our annual Summer Solstice Celebration.
This will be a uniquely intimate solstice celebration, in contrast to the large-scale productions done for many years in the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine in New York. Quoting from Paul Winter, “While we will not have all the dancers and theatrical effects that were possible in the world’s largest Cathedral, we will have all the essence of our solstice music, and we will feature, as always, the beloved voice of Theresa Thomason, who has been the ‘star’ of our solstice celebrations for over 25 years.”
The Consort will feature vocalist Theresa Thomason, Eugene Friesen on cello, Brazilian Pianist Vitor Gonçalves, Bulgarian bassist Peter Slavov, Brazilian drummer Rogério Boccato, and Paul Winter on soprano sax.
Tickets are $50-$70.
We realize many of our friends live far from these locations, but want to let you know that from now until New Year’s Eve, when solstice is in the air, our Winter Solstice music will be on the air, in a nationwide NPR broadcast of iconic performances from past years. Please consult your local NPR station for their schedule. Solstice Saga, our epic retrospective video from the first 40 years of our Winter Solstice Celebration at the Cathedral, is available on YouTube. Our album, Everybody Under The Sun, is available on all streaming platforms and for digital and physical purchase. Everybody Under The Sun is a 30-track collection featuring The Paul Winter Consort with guest artists from around the world over four decades of these Solstice celebrations.