Our first stop in California is Memorial Church ( aka Mem Chu, built in 1899) at Stanford University. Two appearances at Stanford are part of our Christmas tradition, and that of many people who come year after year, who this year arrived shivering in the dark and cold ( 45 degree) California night. That's a bit colder than we're used to. ( we know, we're spoiled.)

Memorial Church is a magnificent place for a Christmas concert. These were taped by Minnesota Public Radio and will be hitting the airwaves in the next few days, so perhaps you can join us where you are on your local national public radio station.