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Christmas Together with Steven C and special guest Patty Peterson

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Cathedral of Saint Paul

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Saint Paul, MN 55102

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Celebrate the Season in a grand way at the 5th Annual Christmas Together with Steven C Tuesday Dec. 17, 2019 at the Cathedral of Saint Paul

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The concert offers a rare opportunity to hear the multi-platinum recording artist in a live performance and he promises this stirring musical event will once again enhance the holiday season as it has for so many in the past. “These concerts are my way of giving back to the community,” said Steven C, who underwrites the show. “After last year’s concert, a gentleman told me I had made his Christmas. That made my Christmas, and is the reason I do this. It really is Christmas together.”

Each year, Christmas Together presents new music and new special guests. Joining Steven C this year will be Patty Peterson, award-winning jazz and R&B vocalist, and radio personality, who also hails from the iconic Peterson Family, recently inducted into the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame. In addition, the concert includes performances by the Saint Cecilia and Saint Gregory Choristers, the Cathedral’s resident children’s choir directed by Jayne Windnagel. Cathedral Organists Lawrence Lawyer and Chris Ganza will explore the colors and dynamics of the Cathedral’s historic pipe organs to enhance the musical arrangements and offer a few surprises. Chris recently took first prize in the prestigious University of Michigan Organ Improvisation Competition in which he was one of three organists from across the country invited to enter. He and Steven C will together improvise a setting of a well-known holiday song that promises to be a delight and highlight of the concert.

Returning to center stage will be Anderson’s luxurious 9-foot Bösendorfer (“Bosie”) grand piano. This piano has four more bass keys (92) than a traditional keyboard, adding depth and richness to the sound. The sustained tone of Bosie also sets it apart. Piano aficionados characterize it as “the tone that sings forever.” Anderson recorded two of his popular albums, Christmas Together and Emotive, on Bosie inside the Cathedral. In concert, he makes full use of the Cathedral’s expansive acoustic alongside his musical guests, to produce an evening to warm the heart with fresh music and traditional sentiment.

In 2015, Anderson planned the initial Christmas Together concert as a “thank you” to the Cathedral parish for allowing him to bring is piano to the Cathedral for his project, and also as a Christmas gift to the community-at-large. The event which began as a singular concert proved to be overwhelmingly popular, growing into a treasured holiday tradition. Drawing an audience of nearly 2,000 each year, the concert provides an opportunity to experience an evening of community and beloved music within the grand space of the Cathedral.

Along with traditional and original Christmas selections, Anderson will perform his international hit single “Daybreak,” which has been streamed more that 15 million times on Pandora and other online sites and produced more than 500 song titles.

See below for Steven C's press image, as well as a venue map to identify wheelchair seating.

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