Holiday Music at the Mission San Luis Rey in Oceanside CA 2017

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Holiday Music at the Mission San Luis Rey

in Oceanside CA 2017


The Mission San Luis Rey, the largest of the 21 California missions and founded in 1798, is a beautiful place to visit any time of the year, with wonderful grounds and abundant history (it’s a National Historical Landmark) to enjoy – and open daily to the public. The Mission is home to a community of Franciscan Friars.


Mission San Luis Rey offers a Retreat Center with day and overnight programs cemetery, historic church, museum, multi-function meeting spaces, and gift shop, and is well worth a visit if you are in the area.


Inside Mission San Luis Rey in Oceanside


We went to a wonderful holiday Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols there today (one of the choir directors is a good friend of ours) and thoroughly enjoyed beautiful music in a liturgical tradition first held in England on Christmas Eve in 1880, now broadcast live from King’s College and celebrated worldwide during the Advent and Christmas seasons.


Mission San Luis Rey is located at 4050 Mission Avenue in Oceanside. For more information call (760) 757-3651. The Mission is open from 10 – 5 on weekends and 9:30 – 5 during the week, but closed on major holidays.



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Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell

I'm sure you thoroughly enjoyed the holiday music at Mission San Luis Rey in Oceanside, CA. There's a lot of history in that location.

Dec 17, 2017 09:01 PM #1
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Jeff I am sure the music sounded fantastic in that church building

Dec 17, 2017 09:06 PM #2
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Jeff we go to listen to the Angel City Chorale almost every year, they switched venues this year and amazing how the sound changed, hence I can safely say every church has different acoustics, Endre

Dec 17, 2017 10:04 PM #3
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Jeff.

There is an old Catholic church in an adjoining county.  I went inside once and could immediately feel the presence of God. It was an eerie and comforting feeling, one I will never forget.  I would like to visit the Mission one of these days

Dec 18, 2017 01:53 AM #4
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

There is nothing like the "sound of the season" to bring memories...brighten and heighten the overall feeling of the season.

Dec 18, 2017 01:54 AM #5
Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group Brokered By eXp Realty - Alexandria, VA
Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale

Jeff, this is a beautiful church and the sounds must have been magical this time of year. It looks like you're getting into the holiday spirit!

Dec 18, 2017 05:21 AM #6
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Looks great. Holiday music is about the only thing I would go to a church for. Love the acoustics.

Dec 18, 2017 07:14 AM #7
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

Jeff, that is a beautiful Mission! I just did the ride earlier in the year through San many great Missions there as well.

Dec 18, 2017 08:06 AM #8
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

This looks very familiar to me, I wonder if it is the church that my family and I visited for Mass when we were in Oceanside a few years ago.

Dec 18, 2017 09:19 AM #9
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

What a beautiful building and I'm sure enjoying a Christmas concert in this venue makes the music sound even sweeter. 

Dec 18, 2017 02:38 PM #10
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Pat Starnes, Brandon, MS  - it is a beautiful setting and the history is pretty interesting. I have visited several of the California missions and each is different.


Dec 18, 2017 02:42 PM #11
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hey George Souto  - it was beautiful indeed.

Hi Endre Barath, Jr.  - we used to go to holiday concerts more regularly but not this year - it was our first and looks like the last! But it was wonderful. I have to say my favorite is Handel’s Messiah!


Dec 18, 2017 02:44 PM #12
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

The missions are pretty interesting to see, James Dray  And they played such an important role in early California. A favorite thing when we have traveled to Europe is to visit the churches and cathedrals.


Dec 18, 2017 02:46 PM #13
Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

Jeff, I would love to hear the music at Mission San Luis Rey if I were in the area.

Dec 18, 2017 08:37 PM #14
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Oh what a wonderful venue for a musical, Jeff! I'm curious how the acoustics are in the old church? Here, our older churches seem to really have fantastic acoustics - they really paid attention to that detail in churches in those days!

Hope you have a wonderful week! 

Dec 18, 2017 09:32 PM #15
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

That is half the excitement of Christmas. I just love the holiday music Jeff Dowler 

Dec 18, 2017 11:40 PM #16
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Hi Jeff... that must have been an amazing event... I love churches, I love Christmas music, I love liturgical music.

Dec 19, 2017 03:59 AM #17
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Jeff, what a beautiful building, and sure the music was very enjoyable!  

Dec 19, 2017 07:37 AM #18
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Home and Condo Specialists

Oh my, what an outstanding looking building, and Holiday music too. Great way to spend part of this Season!

Dec 19, 2017 08:54 AM #19
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
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How lovely Jeff Dowler I would enjoy visiting The Mission San Luis Rey.

Dec 19, 2017 05:20 PM #20
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