It was freezing outside - for us San Franciscans, that means in the high forties. It had rained in the afternoon. Rain is our nightmare when we perform in St. Ignatius because there's nowhere for the people who line up early to wait, except outside. Fortunately, the rain let up and the resulting damp coldness made us feel kind of Christmas-y. The warmth of our very familiar audience in San Francisco made for a great evening. St. Ignatius has been known to us as the mother ship for a long time - nobody knows why anymore.. but it's the space for which the Christmas program is designed. Next year we'll also have St. Ignatius East when our New York Christmas concerts move to St. Ignatius Loyola at 83rd and Park, which resembles this one in some ways.