As Fred has observed, we're a lucky group - we're always performing for friends.  That's especially so in Santa Clara and Sacramento where there are friends and fans  of such long standing  who turn up everytime we come and offer us their undying support, and love all of our repertoire from the Renaissance to Freddy Mercury.   In this program that includes Jaakko Mantyjaarvi's Hommage a Edith, world premiered   in Santa Clara of which we're very proud.  Also premiering were Adam Ward's arrangement of My Secret Heart by Noel Coward, and Evan Price's arrangement of Poulenc's Les Chemins de l'amour.  LAB XVI, under Fred's leadership, sang at Santa Clara before our concert.  They sounded great!