I met Christopher on November 26 last year.  It was my mother’s 79th birthday and she was visiting from Florida.  She saw that Melinda O’Neal, Professor Emerita of Music at Dartmouth College would be presenting a lecture/concert about Berlioz at Cadogan Hall.  Professor O’Neal gave a shout out to her former student Christopher Quentin.  During the interval, I went up to as a fellow Dartmouth alum.  He and my mom hit it off right away and he offered to try to get dress rehearsal tickets for a ballet he was conducting at the Royal Opera House.  He also mentioned to Melinda that it was my mother’s birthday and at the end of the performance, the whole room surprised her with a beautiful rendition of happy birthday.  Birthdays are always difficult for my mother and her 79th will be remembered as one of the most magical thanks to Christopher.  He was really busy with rehearsals and had to leave early and still managed to find time to update us about his attempts to find tickets to the rehearsal.  Just from our brief encounter, it was clear that he was a very special person and I had looked forward to our paths crossing again through the Dartmouth alumni community in London.  All my love and condolences to Christopher’s family and friends.  May he memory be a blessing.