As the Pope was leaving the Vatican, we were arriving in the splendiferous Cathedral of St.Louis under a light snow for what has been an annual engagement for ten years or so. Thanks to the Cathedral for bringing us back and back. Begun in l907, the Cathedral is famous for its mosaics which caused Pope John Paul 11 to designate it a Basilica. It's got a big reverberation and the sacred music concert always goes well here before an enthusiastic and enlightened audience. Several busloads of students from Hickman High School in Columbia, Missouri made the two and a half hour trip to see us as they usually do - this time there were more of them than usual. Always great to see them. St. Louis is a favorite destination for us, made very comfortable by the Chase Park Plaza Hotel - a famous and spectacular place. The hotel is a sponsor of our concert - so thanks to them!