Art & Culture

An Evening of Christmas Music at Mission San Juan Bautista

Performance by mezzo soprano Laure de Marcellus and longtime collaborator Alberto Urroz. Proceeds to benefit the parish.

This article was contributed by community member Jewel-Sean Gentry.

For centuries now, the Old Mission of San Juan Bautista has been known as the Mission of Music. This holiday season, the local parish is happy to present a unique musical event that will help you find the Spirit of Christmas!

Heaven’s Light: an Evening of Christmas Music takes place Saturday, Nov. 30 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at Seating is limited—Proceeds benefit the Old Mission Parish.

Mission San Juan Bautista will host mezzo soprano Laure de Marcellus, whose dark, velvety timbre and riveting stage presence delight audiences and critics wherever she performs, whether in opera roles, song recitals or sacred music. Marcellus was born in Geneva, Switzerland and studied in Israel, New York, and Munich. She sang at the Deutsche Opera in Germany and has also performed in places such as France, Switzerland, Austria, and Singapore. She currently resides in California and is delighted to be performing at the Mission with her longtime collaborator Alberto Urroz.

This Christmas program is dedicated to Mary and her child. Come join us for an evening of beautiful Christmas music at the Mission of Music.


Jewel-sean Gentry