Please join us for a celebration of the longest night of the year. We will gather to recenter in the midst of the holiday busyness. Enjoy the warmth of community, beautiful music, and the peaceful calm of the diminished light, in the presence of spirit.
At the time of the winter solstice, we go within. We allow our energy to reflect the serene calmness of the world around us. As nature retreats, it gives us the same opportunity, to return to center and listen deeply to the yearnings of our soul. As we welcome the new emerging light, we awaken to fresh insights and creative energy.
Join us in celebrating the darkness and the light and our ability to bring light to the world, even during these difficult times.
Paige Morgan, Oboe and English horn, has performed as a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician throughout the United States, Europe, Russia and Japan. She earned MM and DMA degrees from the Eastman School of Music, served as Professor of Oboe at Ithaca College for 23 years and performed and taught on the faculty of the Brevard Music Festival in Brevard, NC for 16 summers. She has also performed at Carnegie and Merkin Hall as chamber musician and soloist. She served as principal oboist with the Midland/Odessa Symphony and Charlottesville Symphonies and performed regularly with the Richmond Symphony and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. Paige is also a trained Reiki Master, animal communicator and certified medium. She is a 2010 graduate of the Hidden Treasure program and feels strongly this program opened her heart to new adventures and life-changing experiences.
John White (2009 graduate of the Hidden Treasure program) is honored to be included in today’s Solstice ceremony. He is currently Associate Professor of Music Theory at Ithaca College as well as Director of the IC Jazz Vocal Ensemble. As a pianist he is equally at home in the worlds of jazz, classical, and popular music. You might hear John play with local musical groups such as NEO Project, the Surf Renegades, and Backtalk Band.