Spreckels Organ Society

Monday night June 26 – Concert at 7:30 p.m.

Monday June 26 the Spreckels Organ Society launches its 30th season of the International Summer Organ Festival with a concert by Ty Woodward, organist, and the Marine Band San Diego beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Details about this and the other concerts in the weekly Monday night series can be found by clicking on the image to the right – a downloadable PDF of the free program book. You can pick up your souvenir copy of this book and use it all season when you arrive at one of the summer concerts. As always, admission is free. Your support through Society membership is how we can keep this fine music flowing. See you this summer!

Sunday at 2 – Concert Program

Guest Organist Martin Green performs the following selections:

America, the Beautiful

     Fanfare, and Finale Jubilante (from Five Pieces for Organ) 

            Healey Willan (1880-1968)

     Canon in D                                  Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706)

     Allegro, Chorale and Fugue in D                                         

          Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809-47)   

     Piece d’orgue, BWV 572              Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

     Aria in E                                                            Charles Callahan (b. 1951)

     Freedom                                               Carol Williams (contemporary)

(former San Diego Civic ganist 2001-2016)       

      Allegro Vivace (from Sonata No 2 in D)                              

Alexandre Guilmant (1837-1911)

 The National Anthem        

Father’s Day at 2 p.m. – concert program

Theatre organist Russ Peck offers this program:


Strauss, Father and Son:

Radetzky March – Johann Strauss I (1804+49)
Artist’s Life – Johann Strauss II (1825-99)

Rosetta – Woode & Earl “Fatha” Hines (1903-1983)

12th Street Rag – Euday L. Bowman (1887-1949)

Russ is joined by singer Ross Porter for

Music in the Morgan Manner:

Saluting bandleader Russ Morgan and his son, Jack

Does Your Heart Beat for Me? – Mitchell Parrish, Russ Morgan & Arnold Johnson

Cruising Down the River – Eily Bendell & Nell toilerton
– sing along-

You’re Nobody Till Somebody Loves You – Russ Morgan, Larry Stock & James Cavanaugh

There Goes That Song Again – Jule Styne & Sammy Cahn

My Adobe Hacienda – Louise Massey & Lee Penny

Forever and Ever – Franz Winkler & Malia Rosa
– sing along-

National Anthem


Organists – upcoming Sunday concerts


June 18 – Russ Peck, House Organist: Symphony Hall and Balboa Theatre
– Ross Porter joins Russ for a bunch of songs from your father’s Sundays
June 25 – Martin Green, organist at St. Pauls Episcopal Cathedral in San Diego
July 2 – Robert Plimpton, San Diego Civic Organist Emeritus
July 0 = Alison Luedecke, organist at St. James by the Sea, La Jolla
July 16 – Wayne Seppala, owner of San Diego’s “Organ Stop” emporium

Note Summer Festival starts Monday evening June 26.
Click here for more information.

Photos – Young Organists on the Bench

Thanks to the eight young organists who performed so well on June 4 – and to volunteer photographer Bob Lang, who captured some great moments with his camera. See the whole photo set here: