Temperatures were on the warm side – as they were in Chicago – we haven’t had a white Christmas yet, except a bit as we left Boston for Purchase. Guess we won’t have a white Christmas, unless something radical happens in the San Francisco Bay Area where we are heading today to start our run there in Berkeley on Monday night. Last night’s concert was a wonderful experience as described here by Jace: The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis has an ideal acoustic for the concert, and a pretty church, too. The audience was very attentive and the performance was essentially sold out. The audience here clearly knows music (after all they clearly hear plenty of good singing in Santa Fe) and they were at once attentive and enthusiastic. Even in the back row, the sound was warm and clear. You could hear every word, and several people clearly knew the repertoire. All in all a great concert experience in one of our country’s more unique cities.