Spreckels Organ Society

Russ Peck’s program for Nov. 20

On Sunday November 20 at 2 p.m., Organist Russ Peck will perform a concert on the Spreckels Organ featuring the following selections:
“Rosalie” by Cole Porter
Elvis Presley Medley
“It’s Now or Never”, aka “O Sole Mio” by Eduardo di Capua
“Love Me Tender” by Presley and Matson
“Spanish Harlem” by Leiber and Spector
Opera Favorites
“Barcarolle” from “Tales of Hoffmann” by Offenbach
“Intermezzo” from “Cavalleria Rusticana” by Mascagni
“La Donna è Mobile” from “Rigoletto” by Verdi
“Musetta’s Waltz” from “La Boheme” by Puccini
“Habanera” from “Carmen” by Bizet
“Toreador Song” from “Carmen” by Bizet
“Oriental Veil Dance” by Zamecnik (silent film music)
Salute to the 1930’s, to be announced
“Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” by Wallace Willis
The National Anthem

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Organists for upcoming concerts

Sunday Nov. 20 at 2 p.m. – Russ Peck

Saturday Nov. 26 at approximately 4:30 p.m. – Bob Plimpton plays for the lighting of the community Christmas Tree as part of “Christmas on the Prado.”

Sunday Nov. 27 at 2 p.m. – Organist Alison Luedecke is joined by the AGO/Spreckels top youth organists of 2016: Miranda Kaack, John Yokoyama, and Suzy Webster.

Friday Dec. 2 – December Nights in Balboa Park! Russ Peck will play the Spreckels Organ from 4 to 4:40 p.m.

Sunday Dec. 4 at 2 p.m. – Organist Russ Peck plays the regular Sunday concert and singer Ross Porter will join in with a few seasonal favorites.

Sunday Dec. 11 at 2 p.m. – Organist duo Wayne and Cheryl Seppala play the Sunday concert. The San Diego Dachshund Club will be present for their annual “Weiner Wonderland” appearance in the Pavilion.

Sunday Dec. 18 at 2 p.m. – Civic Organist Emeritus Robert Plimpton plays and Ross Porter leads the annual community caroling onstage.

Sunday Dec. 25 at 2 p.m. – Since Christmas is on a Sunday, there will be a concert and former San Diego Civic Organist Jared Jacobsen will play this special day.

Sunday January 1, 2017 at 2 p.m. – Sunday Concert organist to be announced.

Photos: Nov 13 choirs concert

Great photos now online at this link:


Special Choirs concert Nov. 13

This week olrganist Martin Green welcomes the San Diego Children’s Choir and the Children´s Chorus of Staatsoper Berlin for the following program:

Martin Green – “America”
Fanfare on “National Hymn”  (Arr. Thewes)

San Diego Children’s Choir:
Intermediate Choir (grades 3-6)

Dona Nobis Pacem – Unknown
Thula Klizeo – Joseph Shabala (Arr. Leanne MacDonnell)

Boys Concert Choir (grades 5-7)
The Tyger – Sherri Porterfield (words by William Blake)

Girls Concert Choir (grades 5-9)
Friendship Song (Czech Canon) – Arr. Doreen Rao
Abendlied – Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy
Sesere Eeye – Traditional Folk Song of the Torres Strait Islands –

Martin Green:
Fanfare On “America The Beautiful” (Materna)  Arr, Matthew H. Corl

Children´s Chorus of Staatsoper Berlin:

Halleluja (from Messiah) – Gerog Friedrich Handel
Laudate pueri – Relix Mendelssohn Bartholdy
Sandmann und Abendsegen (from Hänsel u. Gretel) – Engelbert Humperdinck
Sub tuum praesidium – Camille Saint-Säens
Salve Regina – Miklos Kocsar
O Du schöner Rosengarten – Traditional
Noel des enfants qui n´ont plus de maisons – Claude Debussy
Vem kan segla –  Swedish Folk Song
Dirait-On – Morten Lauridsen
Deep River – Allen Bevan

All Choirs:
Canon – Singing All Together

Martin Green – National Anthem

Concert program for Sunday Nov. 6

Organist Martin Green will offer the following selections for the concert beginning at 2 p.m. on Sunday November 6:

America the Beautiful

Batalla Famosa                                Anonymous (16th Cent. Mexico)

Adagio in G-minor                           Tomaso Albinoni (1671-1751)

Outer Hebrides                                 Paul Halley    (b. 1952)

Concerto del Sigr. Meck Johann Gottfried Walther (1684-1748)
Allegro – Adagio – Allegro Vivace

Canon in D                                          Johannes Pachelbel (1653-1706)

Pièce héroïque                                  César Franck (1822-1890)

National Anthem. (Arr.  Charles Callahan)

Martin Green is the Organist and Choirmaster of St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral near Balboa Park and serves as Assistant Music Director for the San Diego Master Chorale.