On Saturday, June 18, at 4:30am, greet the longest day of the year in an acoustic adventure with the Paul Winter Consort. Experience the pre-dawn darkness of the world’s largest cathedral as the canyon-esque space resounds with music from players surrounding the audience, and the great stained-glass windows are gradually illuminated by the first sunrise of summer. Purchase tickets.

cathedralFeaturing Paul Winter, soprano saxophone;  Eugene Friesen, cello; Paul McCandless, English horn and oboe; Jeff Holmes, piano; Ray Nagem, pipe organ; and multiple percussionists.

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. Experience 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. 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.