Ben was in Paso Robles last week working with the Paso Robles High School group which will sing music from the California missions before our concert at the Santa Barbara Mission on June 9. LAB will do the same thing before performances at San Francisco, Carmel, Santa Clara, and Fremont.
The Paso Robles and LAB choirs are learning the popular villancios which were sung outside of the missions to try to attract more people into the churches.
We're on the road, heading for New York. Our own rehearsals for Mission Road will start May 15, directed by Antoine Plante of Houston's Mercury Baroque. We're looking forward to this sunny and beautiful end to our long 11-12 season.