Spreckels Organ Society

Sunday September 25 at 2 p.m.

Dr. Carol Williams will conclude fifteen years as San Diego Civic Organist with this musical program:

America – Arranged by Carol Williams
Festiva! – Carol Williams (Contemporary)
Praise Thee Lord – Iver Kleive (Contemporary)
Introduction and Passacaglia in d – Max Reger (1873-1916)
Te Deum – Charles Tournemire (1870-1939)
The Gershwin Years – Arranged by Carol Williams
Andromeda, Op. 19 – Carol Williams
Freedom, Op. 12 – Carol Williams
The National Anthem – Arranged by Carol Williams

Warmed by the moment in her backless golden gown, she plays on.

The Society will be in close touch with Dr. Williams, who continues to serve as Artistic Director selecting talented musicians to play the Sunday concerts as a search continues for San Diego’s next Civic Organist.

Volunteer of the Year 2016

Congratulations to Dennis Fox, the Spreckels Organ Society’s Volunteer of the Year for 2016, who can be seen most Sundays selling merchandise at the Gift Shop or renting umbrellas to the crowd at the organ pavilion. Thanks for all you do, Dennis !

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The photo is part of the set now posted online that includes organist Russ Peck and guest vocalist Ross Porter for the Sept. 11 concert. View the full set here:

http://sosorgan.org/photogallery/2016/160911russpeck/index.htm#19

Concert program: Sun. Sept. 18 at 2 pm

San Diego Civic Organist Dr. Carol Williams presents a centennial tribute to Roald Dahl together with Walter Ritter of Write Out Loud. Musical selections:
America – Arranged by Carol Williams
Suite – Tylman Susato (c1500-c1561) (Arranged by Carol Williams
)Fantasia in G, BWV 572  — J. S. Bach (1685-1750)
Roald Dahl – Tribute by Walter Ritter
California Here I Come – Jolson; De Sylva; Meyer (Arranged by Carol Williams)
Walk on the Wild Side Tribute to Jimmy Smith
Allegro-Maestoso, Symphonie 3 – Louis Vierne (1870-1937)
The National Anthem – Arranged by Carol Williams

Concert Photos – Sunday Sept 4

Robert Plimpton’s guest appearance at the Spreckels Organ was captured on film by Mike Cox. See the full set here:

http://sosorgan.org/photogallery/2016/160904bplimpton/

Thanks to superb weather, these are the prettiest afternoons of the year!

Sunday Sept 11 concert at 2 p.m.

Guest Organist Russ Peck will play the Spreckels Organ, accompanied by baritone Ross Porter as indicated. Musical selections:

AMERICA                                 ARRANGED BY RUSS PECK

ROSALIE            COLE PORTER

MUSIC FROM RUSS PECK’S SCORE FOR PHANTOM OF THE OPERA

NAGASAKI       HARRY WARREN

BIG BAND BRUNCH MEDLEY               WITH ROSS PORTER
PICK YOURSELF UP            JEROME KERN
COCKTAILS FOR TWO      JOHNSTON & KOSLOW
SO RARE              JERRY HERST
TILL THERE WAS YOU          MEREDITH WILLSON
IT’S ONLY A PAPER MOON   HAROLD ARLEN
BEGIN THE BEGUINE         COLE PORTER

AMOR                  MENDEZ, SKYLAR, & RUIZ

THE HOPE-JONES MARCH     JOYCE ALLDRED

GOD BLESS AMERICA      IRVING BERLIN

SALUTE TO NEW YORK CITY    WITH ROSS PORTER
PICK YOURSELF UP            GEORGE M. COHAN
MANHATTAN SERENADE         LOUIS ALTER
AUTUMN IN NEW YORK       VERNON DUKE
NEW YORK, NEW YORK        JOHN KANDER

THE NATIONAL ANTHEM