Spreckels Organ Society

Organ concerts for December Nights

The Park’s busiest and most festive moment is nigh! December Nights, this Friday evening and Saturday afternoon / night, will offer an amazing holiday experience for families, couples, and fun-seekers of all ages. The Spreckels Organ Pavilion is home to the Christmas Story Tree, and an excellent entertainment line-up that includes Civic Organist Raúl Prieto Ramírez, who will give two concerts on the Spreckels Organ:

Friday, Dec. 7, 4:50 – 5:50, Raúl will be at the Spreckels Organ console to kick off the city of San Diego’s 41st annual free holiday festival.
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Saturday, Dec. 8, 2:40 – 3:40 pm, Raúl will play an hour-long concert for festival-goers.
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Of course, Raúl will present its customary Sunday Concert on Dec. 9 at 2:00 p.m.

MORE DECEMBER CONCERTS ON THE SPRECKELS ORGAN:

Friday, December 14, 2018, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. (See the post below for details)

Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018 at 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Spreckels Organ Christmas Carol Sing-Along!  Raúl Prieto Ramirez is joined by Song Leader Ross Porter, who will coax audience members onto the Organ Pavilion stage to sing along with the great Spreckels Organ.

Sunday, Dec. 23, 2:00 p.m. Sunday Concert by organist Alison Luedecke.
Sunday, Dec. 30, 2:00 p.m. Featuring Theatre Organist Russ Peck.

Tuesday, January 1, 2019 – 2 p.m. Organ Concert featuring former Civic Organist Jared Jacobsen.

 

Special Concert Fri. Dec 14 at 6 p.m.

To honor members of the Spreckels Organ Society and salute the 104th anniversary of the great Spreckels Organ, Raúl Prieto Ramírez will play a special concert at 6 p.m. on Friday, December 14. The concert will be free to the public, and members will be especially welcomed with free coffee or hot chocolate upon presentation of their valid membership card. Musical selections will include the “audience choice” favorites of the past year: selections that Raúl has presented that were chosen for repeat performance by pavilion audiences. Bring your family to this special holiday salute to you, our members, and to the Spreckels Organ!

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Concert Program for Sun. Dec. 2

At 2 p.m. this Sunday, enjoy this free hour-long Organ Concert by San Diego Civic Organist Raúl Prieto Ramírez featuring the following selections:

America the Beautiful
Leon Boëllmann (1862-1897)
   Suite Gothique Op.25
     Introduction-Choral-Menuet gothique-Priere à Notre Dame-Toccata
Movie time! – A Frank Sinatra medley
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
     Fugue in G minor BWV 542/2
Eduardo Torres (1872-1934)
    Saeta I
Vincent Lûbeck (1654-1740)
     Prelude in D minor
Johann Jakob Froberger (1616-1667)
     Canzona in G FbWV 305
Franz Liszt (1811-1890)
     Prelude and Fugue on BACH
National Anthem

Concert Program: Sun. Nov 25 2018

Join us for a free hour-long Organ Concert by San Diego Civic Organist Raúl Prieto Ramírez featuring the following musical selections:

America the Beautiful
Marco Enrico Bossi (1861-1925)
 Scherzo in g minor Op.49 N.2
Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
 Golliwog’s Cakewalk
 Clair de lune
Movie time! Sinatra medley
Franz Liszt (1811-1890)
 Ave Maria
Martin I Coll (1650-1734)
 Collection of Spanish renaissance and baroque popular hits
Leon Boëllmann (1862-1897)
 Suite Gothique Op.25
  Introduction-Choral-Menuet gothique-Priere à Notre Dame-Toccata
National Anthem

Photos – November 11 concert

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Bob Lang’s great photos provide happy proof that the organ is playing again after a repair of the blower motor. Above, the Premier Choir of the San Diego Children’s Choir organization singing onstage accompanied by the Spreckels Organ. More great photos at this link:

http://sosorgan.org/photogallery/2018/181111raul/