Spreckels Organ Society


Concert program for Sunday Oct. 16

Former Civic Organist Jared Jacobsen will perform the following selections he’s titled “SMACK DOWN!  BACH vs. HANDEL” —


“Hallelujah” from the oratorio The Messiah – George Frederick Handel (1685-1759)
– arranged by Jared Jacobsen

Toccata in F Major, S. 540 – Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Largo from the opera Xerxes – G. F. Handel
– arranged by Jared Jacobsen

Air from the Suite in D Major – J. S. Bach
– arranged by Robert Hebble

Allegro from Concerto IV in F Major – G. F. Handel
– arranged by Marcel Dupré

Fugue à la Gigue, S. 577 – J. S. Bach

The Royal Fireworks Musick – G. F. Handel – arranged by E. Power Biggs
The Rejoicing
The Peace
Minuet Finale

Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, S. 565 – J. S. Bach

America’s National Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner

Concert Program: Sun Oct 9

Alison Luedecke

Alison Luedecke

Guest Organist Alison Luedecke will perform the following selections:

Fantasia on “America the Beautiful”  – Rex Koury

Variations on “Outbursts of Spring Triumphant”  –  Mary Beth Bennett (b. 1954)
(A Theme of Ludwig Diehn)
iii. Celestes
iv. Aria
v. Interlude

Concert Piece  –  Flor Peeters (1903-1986)

Toccata on Hyfrydol – Craig Phillips (b. 1960)

Variations on “Freu dich Sehr”   –    Georg Pachelbel

Fantasy in G major, BWV 572     –   J. S. Bach  (1685-1750)

Hornpipe Humoresque      –     Noel Rawsthorne  (b. 1929)

Star Spangled Banner

Photos: Carol’s Final Sunday Concert

Here are the photos from Carol Williams’ final Sunday concert as Civic Organist. Kudos to Bob Lang and Mike Cox for their work on this day


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.