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Every winter for more than a quarter-century, saxophonist Paul Winter has celebrated the longest night of the year with a concert, the Winter Solstice Celebration. NPR has presented the event for 21 years running, held at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in upper Manhattan.
Winter's soprano sax is backed by the Paul Winter Consort, driving a theatrical spectacle filled with music and dancing. John Schaefer of WNYC hosts the broadcast, welcoming Brazilian singer Renato Braz, gospel singer Theresa Thomason, double-reed master Paul McCandless and more.