It's curious to note that the Annunciation is literally nine months before Christmas!
Today is the birthday of my singer colleague friends Michelle Clair from the Schola Cantorum San Francisco and Frank DeSimone from the Aviary Chorus and Sons of the Sea. Frank is a recent Harvard grad and turns twenty-five today! He lived in Paris two years ago while working for an American law firm for a year. Now he's back in the States, I think.