After Saint Louis, we had a very fun day in Austin doing a masterclass for 8 choirs and a performance at the Etta and Joseph Miller Performing Arts Center. It often seems to us, that from a choral education point of view, Texas is the new Minnesota. Of course it’s a big ol’ state, but so many colleges and high schools with seriously good choral programs. For instance there were five choirs in attendance at our Stude Hall concert last night. We’ve seen quite a lot of them, and always look forward to it. Our Houston concert in the magnificent Stude Concert Hall at Rice University last night was the 6th in Chanticleer’s history/ Today we had a class with the University of St. Thomas singers and the Madrigal Singers of the High School of Performing and Visual Arts. Tomorrow we drive to Alexandria Louisiana for another class and concert on Friday, then back to California to end this fairly brief ( certainly compared to our romp through Europe) tour in La Jolla.