... we listened to music in two of New York City's most beautiful, historic churches!
On our tenth date of Christmas we attended the 36th annual City Singing at Christmas at St. Patrick's Cathedral. St. Patrick's is one of the most beautiful places in the city and we loved listening to the choirs sing our favorite Christmas songs. At the end of the concert the lights were dimmed, candles were lit, and we sang Silent Night as the choirs exited the church. It was amazing!
Our eleventh date of Christmas took us uptown to the Cathedral of St. John the Divine on 112th and Amsterdam. I had never been to the cathedral before and was in awe of the (gigantic) space. We attended Paul Winter's Winter Solstice, a three hour concert featuring a variety of music and dance performances. We were not sure what to expect and were a bit surprised by some of the show. At one point we howled at the moon to welcome in the new year! The show was very interesting and I am glad we were able to experience it.
After the show we had pastries and coffee at The Hungarian Pasty Shop across the street from the church. Their Linzer tarts were so delicious! I have a feeling I will be back for more baked goods soon!