Spreckels Organ Society

Organ concerts in April

Sundays in April:
April 2 — Jared Jacobsen, former San Diego Civic Organist            Alison
April 9 –Wayne Seppala, owner of San Diego’s Organ Stop emporium
April 16 (Easter Sunrise Service) – Dale Sorenson, Spreckels Organ Curator
April 16 (2 p.m. concert) — jared Jacobsen
April 23 – Russ Peck, House Organist: Symphony Hall and Balboa Theatre
April 30 – Alison Luedecke, organist at St. James by the Sea, La Jolla

Saturday March 25: San Diego Sings!

On Saturday, March 25, 2017, the San Diego Choral Consortium presents 22 San Diego area choirs and choruses performing on the Spreckels Organ Pavilion stage – separately and together! This choral marathon runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is free to the public. Bring cash to support your favorite group and to participate in the day’s raffle, with prizes awarded throughout the event.

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Concert program: Sunday March 26

this week former San Diego Civic Organist Jared Jacobsen plays.his 357th concert on the organ, “MARCHING OUT OF MARCH” with a special appearance by the San Diego Dachshund Club.


The Liberty Bell
John Philip Sousa (1854-1932)
-transcribed for organ by Joseph M. Linger

“Triumphal March” from the opera Aïda
Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
-transcribed for organ by Edwin Henry Lemare

“Bridal Chorus” from the opera Lohengrin
Richard Wagner (1813-1883)
-transcribed for organ by Jared Jacobsen

**Dachshund Club of San Diego: “Walking in Wiener Wonderland”**
Hungarian March
Hector Berlioz (1803-1869)
-transcribed for organ by Sir Alfred Herbert Brewer

Wedding March Extraordinaire
Martin Setchell (b. 1949)

“Royal March of the Lion” from The Carnival of the Animals
Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)
-organ transcriber unknown

Siegfried’s Funeral March from the music drama Götterdämmerung
Richard Wagner (1813-1883)
-transcribed for organ by Edwin Henry Lemare

March Past Carmen
Andrew Wright (b. 1955)

America’s National Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner

Sunday March 19 at 2 p.m.

This week organist Russ Peck will be joined by Ross Porter, baritone, who will sing most of the following selections:
Rosalie – Cole Porter
New Sun in the Sky from “The Band Wagon” – Howard Dietz & Arthur Schwartz
Around a Quarter to Nine from “42nd Street” – Al Dubin & Harry Warren
The Lady’s in Love with You – Burton Lane & Frank Loesser
A Shanty in Old Shanty Town – Ira Schuster, Jack Little, Joe Young
Blue Champagne – Grady Watts & Frank Ryerson
Orchids in the Moonlight from “Flying Down to Rio” – Vincent Youmans, Gus Kahn, Edward Eliscu
Beer Barrel Polka (for the Longhorn) – Jaromir Vejvoda
Poor Butterfly – Raymond Hubbell & John Golden
Dance, Ballerina, Dance – Bob Russell & Carl Sigman
I Thought About You – Jimmy Van Heusen & Johnny Mercer
Tommy Dorsey Medley (with special guest Roy deVries)
Yearning — Blue Moon — Marie
Skylark – Hoagy Carmichael & Johnny Mercer
The National Anthem

Sunday March 12 Concert Program

Sunday’s free weekly organ concert features Former Civic Organist Jared Jacobsen, who presents the following selections in a program titled “DANCING FEET:”


Carillon de Longpont – Louis Vierne (1870-1937)

Fugue in D, S. 532 – Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

“The Montagues and Capulets” from Romeo and Juliet – Serge Prokofiev (18 – 1-1953)
-transcribed for organ by Jared Jacobsen (b. 1949)

Concert Study – Pietro Yon (1886-1943)

“Albinoni’s Adagio in G Minor” – Remo Giazotto (1910-1998)

Epilogue on a Theme of Frescobaldi for Pedal Solo – Jean Langlais (1907-1991)

Fantasy and Fugue on the Name of BACH – Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
-performance version by Jared Jacobsen

Toccata from Organ Symphony V – Charles-Marie Widor (1844-3/12/1937)

America’s National Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner