One of Southern Arizona’s most enduring winter traditions marking the beginning of the holiday season is Patronato’s Christmas at San Xavier. This series of beloved concerts at Mission San Xavier raises funds for The Patronato, a nonprofit devoted to conserving and preserving the historic Mission for future generations.
“Proceeds from the sale of concert tickets provide 20% of our operating budget,” said Miles Green, Executive Director, Patronato San Xavier. “That budget includes funding for important projects this year, including continuing conservation of wall art in the west transept, the first ever major preservation of the original church doors and conservation treatment of the statue of St. Francis from the west altar. Also, the final drive to fund the completion of the east tower is well in hand.”
Patronato Christmas at San Xavier concerts begin at 6 p.m. and again at 7:45 p.m. on December 10, 11 and 12 at Mission San Xavier, 1950 W. San Xavier Rd. in Tucson. Tickets prices range from $100 to $135 each. New this year is one concert that includes the Tucson Girls Chorus as well as an option for bus transportation from the El Con Mall.
Tucson Boys Chorus and the Sons of Orpheus–The Male Choir of Tucson
Tues., Dec. 10 at 6pm
Wed., Dec. 11 at 6pm & 7:45pm
Thurs., Dec. 12 at 6pm & 7:45pm
Tucson Girls Chorus along with Tucson Boys Chorus and the Sons of Orpheus–The Male Choir of Tucson
Tues., Dec. 10 at 7:45pm
Bus transportation available from El Con Mall.
Corporate and in-kind supporters include: Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment, Snell & Wilmer, Long Realty Cares Foundation, and Tucson Electric Power.
Family supporters include: Pat and Chuck Pettis, Laura and Arch Brown Barbara and Hank Peck, Fred & Mary Frelinghuysen, and the Kenneth J. And Margaret F. McNealy Charitable Trust
The Patronato San Xavier funds and directs ethical conservation, conducts scientific research and interprets the significance of Mission San Xavier del Bac, a National Historic Landmark in the community of Wa:k, part of the Tohono O’odham Nation. Patronato is a non-sectarian non-denominational 501(c)3 and does not receive sustaining support from any government or religious organization. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.