Romance of the Mission Benefit Gala 2013

Mission Preservation Foundation’s Romance of the Mission benefit gala was attended by a record 480 guests and set another record with net proceeds at an estimated $260,000. Highlights included a stunning concert by Broadway star David Burnham in the ruins of the Great Stone Church and a ceremony honoring El Viaje de Portolá for their extensive support of Mission Preservation efforts. All proceeds will further the preservation of historic Mission San Juan Capistrano including phase two of the historic Sala building conservation.

After social hour in the Mission’s beautiful front gardens, Mission San Juan Capistrano Executive Director Mechelle Lawrence Adams was joined by Mission Preservation Board President George O’Connell to welcome guests and recognize El Viaje de Portolá represented by El Presidente Tony Gregory.

During her opening remarks Lawrence Adams said, “Tonight we gather to take part in an evening of elegance and purpose of raising awareness and funds to protect and preserve this California landmark. We celebrate 11 years since our first concert in the ruins of the Great Stone Church. Back then hosting an event like this evening was a dream and a risk and today it is a tradition.

Burnham’s concert was both moving and energetic featuring a variety of Broadway hits and classics including a moving rendition an event tradition, When the Swallows Come Back to Capistrano.

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For more information about the benefit gala or Mission Preservation Foundation, contact Barb Beier at 949.234.1323 or visit www.missionsjc.com.


Romance of the Mission
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Concert Artist, David Burnham

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Romance of the Mission
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Honoring the riders of El Viaje de Portolá

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