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Sun. 26 March 2017
2 & 4:30pm

Mission San Gabriel Arcangel
San Gabriel
Antonio Cruzado (1771)

El Mundo


Richard Savino, director

"Cathedrals, Missions and Monasteries"

Experience a rich cultural mix of Old and New Worlds with glorious Baroque music from the Guatemala City cathedral (Manuel Quiroz, Rafael Castellanos), together with subtle and nuanced music from the California missions (Fr. Juan Sancho), and selections from 18th-century Puebla and Mexico City. Savino leads a 10-member ensemble of voices, strings, guitars and percussion at “The Pride of the Missions”, before an altar carved in Mexico City, polychromed statues from Spain, and stations of the cross crafted by Native-Americans. “Every second of the performance was pure joy” (San Diego Arts). “...exotic, exciting, exhilarating and exquisite” (The Georgia Straight, Vancouver).

San Gabriel Festival: Arrive early and enjoy tours, talks, short Showcase Performances in nearby historic settings, receptions within the mission compound, and restaurant suggestions. Click HERE to view a PDF of the festival packet - including essays, articles, tour maps, festival schedule and directions/parking info.

This afternoon’s San Gabriel Festival and concerts are made possible in part by a grant from The Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Norris Foundation.

Warner & Carol Henry are sponsors of these concerts, and cosponsors of the Il Barocco Series.


Listen to pieces by Rafael Castellanos performed by El Mundo
"Oygan Una Xacarilla"
"Jesus, Jesus"
"Ausente del Alma"