2016 marks the first time that a classic rock artist will be the featured guest at the Paul Winter Consort's Winter Solstice Celebration. Gary Brooker of Procol Harum, best known for "A Whiter Shade of Pale," which swept the world in the late '60s and has sold over 10 million copies, will perform with the Consort. The 37th annual Winter Solstice Celebration concerts will honor the late Sir George Martin, producer for the Beatles' recordings, who also produced albums for the Paul Winter Consort and for Gary Brooker. The stunning pageantry of this multi-media, highly theatrical event has become a yearly tradition for many families in the NYC Tri-State area and from countries as far flung as Argentina and Australia. The Paul Winter Consort and Gary Brooker will be joined by Winter Solstice Celebration favorites, gospel singer Theresa Thomason and the Forces of Nature Dance Theatre.