Spreckels Organ Society

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A fundraising event for Spreckels Organ Society that’s something new! 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, August 28. Right next door to the organ pavilion at the Japanese Friendship Garden, celebrate Carol Williams and the finale concert of the 30th International Summer Organ Festival in style! Early Bird pricing at $25 per person.

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Celebrate your support of the finest music in San Diego!

Program: Monday August 14

Rising Stars Greg Zelek and Seamus Gethicker play at 7:30 p.m. Monday August 14 (despite the misprint in the printed Season Program that says Aug 16). Here is their program:

Comes Autumn Time Leo Sowerby (1895-1968)

Prelude and Fugue in A minor, BWV 543 J. S. Bach (1685-1750)

Liebestraum No. 3 (Dreams of Love) Franz Liszt (1811-1886) Arr. Potts

Carnival Overture Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904) Arr. Lemare/Zelek
Gregory Zelek

Hooray for Hollywood Richard Whiting

Fly Me to the Moon Bart Howard

A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square Manning Sherwin

Lullaby of Birdland George Shearing

Seamus Gethicker


That’s Entertainment Arthur Schwartz

I Dreamed a Dream Claude- Michel Schönberg

Bohemian Rhapsody Freddie Mercury

I’m Beginning to See the Light Duke Ellington

Seamus Gethicker

Fantasia for Organ John Weaver (b. 1937)

Clair de Lune Claude Debussy (1862-1918) Arr. Greg Zelek

Danza Lucumí, Malagueña Ernesto Lecuona (1895-1963) Arr. Greg Zelek

Gregory Zelek

This Rising Stars concert sponsored by: Ronald and Shirlee Koons; Harold & Beverly Martyn Kenneth and Jacquelyn Hanson; Scott Reaser and Lynn Reaser

Photos – Full Moon Aug 7

Bob Lang and Mike Cox did a great job with photography, capturing not only the Full Mon but also Christian Lane’s fine appearance onstage. Click here:



Sunday, Aug. 13 at 2 p.m. – concert

The free Sunday concert at 2 p.m. on August 13 features the following musical selections:

America the Beautiful

Toccata in Seven   –    John Rutter (b. 1945)

“Little” Prelude and Fugue in D minor   –   J. S. Bach (1685-1750)

Meditation, from “Thais”  –   Jules Massenet (1842-1912)

Carillon (from 24 Pieces in free Style)     –      Louis Vierne (1870-1937)

Fountain Reverie   –     Percy E. Fletcher (1879-1932)

Festival Toccata   –   Percy E. Fletcher


Spanish Military March  –   Humphrey John Stewart (1856-1932)

San Diego’s first “City Organist”

Toccatina   –    Ramon Noble (1925-1999)

Two jazz settings of traditional melodies:

Amazing Grace    –    arr. George Shearing (1919-2011)

The Whole World in His Hands  –  arr. Joe Utterback (b. 1944)

Toccata (Symphony 5)    –     Charles-Marie Widor (1844-1937)

The National Anthem

Program for Monday Aug. 7

at 7:30 p.m. organist Christian Lane will present the following selections:

Choral from Symphonie Romane, Op. 73 – Charles-Marie Widor (1844–1937)

Sonata in C Minor (1936) – Percy Whitlock (1903–1946) Scherzetto

Studien für den pedalflügel, Op. 56 – Robert Schumann IV. Innig (1810–1856)
Concordia Salus: A Fantasy for Organ (2017) – Graham Gordon Ramsay (b. 1962)

Concert Variations on “The Star Spangled Banner,” Op. 4 – John Knowles Paine (1839–1906)

Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C Major, BWV 564
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)

Adagio for Strings – Samuel Barber (1912–1980)

Theme and Variations in D Major (1844)
Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809-1847)

Hamburger Totentanz (1970) Guy Bovet (b. 1942)

Gloucester Estampie, Op. 862 (2010) – Carson Cooman (b. 1982)

Tonight’s concert sponsored by:
Bob Kilian and Kathleen Slayton

Download a PDF file of the full Summer Organ Festival book by clicking the icon at right, or pick up a free printed copy at the concert.



Program for Sunday Aug. 6 at 2 p.m.

This Sunday’s concert begins at 2 p.m. and goes for an hour:

Organist: N. Cognito
Guest Artist: Sophie Webber, cello

America the Beautiful

Prelude, Fugue and Chaconne in C-major; BuxWV 137; Dietrich Buxtehude (1637? – 1707)

Le Cygne ; Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)

Prière; Saint-Saëns

Arioso; Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Theme from Game of Thrones; Ramin Djawadi (contemporary)

With Sophie Webber, cello

Grand Choeur; Théodore Salomé (1834-1896)

Ave Maria; Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

Après un Rêve ; Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)

Meditation (from Thais); Jules Massenet (1842-1912)
With Sophie Webber, cello

Pièce héroïque; César Franck (1822-1890)

National Anthem