Spreckels Organ Society

Concert program for Sunday July 31

San Diego Civic Organist Dr. Carol Williams will play the following selections beginning at 2 p.m.:

America                                             Arranged by Carol Williams

Fantasia                                                          J. S. Bach (1685-1750)

B.A.C.H.                                                            C.P.E. Bach (1714-88)

Introduction and Passacaglia in D minor – Max Reger (1873-1916)

 Hey Jude                                                    Lennon & McCartney

 Twilight, Op. 3                       Carol Williams (Contemporary)

 Phantom of the Opera                           Arr. Carol Williams

 The National Anthem                                     Arr. Carol Williams

Monday August 1: “Bach to Bowie”

Due to travel complications, previously announced artist, Kevin Bowyer, organist to the University of Glasgow in Scotland, will not perform this season.

Instead, the Festival concert on Monday, August 1, 7:30 p.m. at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion will feature San Diego Civic Organist, Carol Williams, and the CW Band performing “Bach to Bowie,” a delicious variety of musical selections designed to demonstrate the fresh sound of the newly updated, 100 year old Spreckels Organ, the largest outdoor pipe organ in the world. The concert is free and suitable for all ages.


“The concert will be two-pronged, and all classic,” said Carol Williams, San Diego Civic Organist. The first half I will take the Spreckels Organ through her paces performing some of the world’s most beloved music for the organ, as well as my own compositions.  The second half, we’ll jump to the music of a truly modern classic, the late, great David Bowie.”

The Spreckels Organ Society’s Summer International Organ Festival runs through August 29, Mondays at 7:30 p.m. at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park. All concerts are free to the public and open to all ages. Music-loving pets on leash are welcome. Light snacks, beverages and unique gifts are available on the pavilion grounds, and proceeds from donations benefit the nonprofit Spreckels Organ Society, working to preserve, program and promote the great Spreckels Organ as a world treasure for all people.

Photos of Christoph Bull concert July 11

Here’s a link to Mike Cox’s great photo work:


Concert program for Sunday July 24

Dr. Carol Williams, San Diego Civic Organist, is joined by guest organist Alison Luedecke.
Carol Williams will play the following selections:
America – Arranged by Carol Williams
Festiva! – Carol Williams (Contemporary)
A La Baroque – Carol Williams
Alison Luedecke will play
Toccata Cum Jubilo – Andreas Willscher (Contemporary)
Carol Williams will conclude the program with:
The Gershwin Years – Arranged by Carol Williams
Sousa on Parade – Arranged by Carol Williams
A Little Bit of Scotland – Arranged by Carol Williams
Praise Thee Lord – Iver Kleive (Contemporary)
The National Anthem – Arranged by Carol Williams

Alison Luedecke and Millenia Consort will play for the Monday night concert on July 25, starting at 7:30 p.m.

July 18 concert photos

Thanks to Mike Cox for his great shots!

Pavilion-BluenPink-2016-CoxSee them all here: