10.29.09 Sting in concert - A Winter's Night with Special Guest Chris Botti - December 8 and 9 at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, New York City... Tickets on sale Monday, November 2 at 12pm EST



Sting in concert - A Winter's Night with Special Guest Chris Botti - December 8 and 9 at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, New York City... Tickets on sale Monday, November 2 at 12pm EST

Ticket Prices: $300, $150, $75

In celebration of his new, Deutsche Grammophon release, "If On a Winter's Night...," STING will be performing two exclusive concerts in New York City on December 8 and 9 at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine (1047 Amsterdam Avenue) at 8pm. Tickets will be available online at Ticketmaster beginning Monday, November 2 at 12PM/EST.

The concert, "A Winter's Night..." will feature Sting performing songs from his newest release, already being hailed as "one of the most magnificent and adventurous albums of the year." He will be joined on stage by an ensemble of thirty-five musicians, including string and brass sections, conducted by producer Robert Sadin. In addition, acclaimed trumpeter, Chris Botti will be making a guest appearance at both concerts, rounding out what is sure to be a very special evening.

"If On a Winter's Night..." conjures the mood and spirit of the season with a diverse collection of songs, carols and lullabies spanning the centuries. Featuring traditional music of the British Isles as its starting point, Sting and guest musicians interpret stirring, folk-based melodies including "The Snow it Melts the Soonest" (traditional Newcastle ballad), "Soul Cake" (traditional English "begging" song), "Christmas at Sea" (traditional Scottish song) "Gabriel's Message" (14th century carol), "Balulalow" (lullaby by Peter Warlock) and "Now Winter Comes Slowly" (Henry Purcell). Two of Sting's own compositions are also featured: "Lullaby for an Anxious Child" and "The Hounds of Winter," which originally appeared on his previous release Mercury Falling.

There will also be a Sting.com fan club exclusive ticket pre-sale for these concerts, beginning Friday, October 30 at 10am EST. The sale will be open to Legacy members for the first two hours and then opened up to all members (subject to ticket availability) at 12pm EST.
In advance of his new holiday album, "If On a Winter's Night," Sting dropped by the Journal's offices today. The singer wore a gray Dries Van Noten suit with heavy brown boots and a thick beard -- a kind of Grizzly Adams meets Manhattan look. "I have no idea what season we're in," he said, addressing the temperate weather outside. "I tell you, it's serious. We're losing winter..."
There will be a fan club exclusive ticket pre-sale for Sting's "A Winter's Night..." concert in Paris, France at the Salle Pleyel on 15 December. The fan club presale will begin on Friday, October 23, at 9am EST (3pm local time in Europe). The sale will be open to Legacy members for the first hour and then opened up to all members (subject to ticket availability) at 10am EST (4pm local time in Europe)...
Sting's sailing toward something new - Sting's new album, If on a Winter's Night..., was inspired by the singer's upbringing in Northern England. A few weeks ago when walking through Green Park, a genteel oasis in the middle of London, Sting encountered a middle-aged couple on the path. The woman approached him and said, "Do you think we could have a photograph?" Absolutely, the singer said graciously - and then the woman handed him her camera. Clearly, she had no idea who he was, and merely needed someone to take a picture of her with the husband...
''A few weeks ago when walking through Green Park, a genteel oasis in the middle of London, Sting encountered a middle-aged couple on the path. The woman approached him and said, "Do you think we could have a photograph?" Absolutely, the singer said graciously - and then the woman handed him her camera. Clearly, she had no idea who he was, and merely needed someone to take a picture of her with the husband...''
There will be an exclusive fan club ticket pre-sale for Sting's "A Winter's Night..." concert in Baden Baden, Germany at the Festspielhaus on 17 December. This will be one of only two concerts taking place in Europe, on behalf of the new album - another show should soon be confirmed.