Our first official suited-up performance ( and Nate Pence's debut) took place last night at a fantastic chateau in the French style - right here in the Bay Area- called Carolands where we performed for a small and very friendly group of board members, donors, and supporters. It was a lovely sunny California summer evening, and the perfect place to launch a tour of which the first 5 stops will be in France. The first two stops are in Brittany and Normandy, where, no doubt, it will rain and we will remember this lovely evening fondly! We paused for a photo, and Guest Music Director Fred Scott ( this year in charge of "The Gypsy in My Soul," Mystery ( aka Le Mystere in France), and Spanish Gold) has a few pre-concert words from the very ample settee.