Spreckels Organ Society

Concert at 2 p.m. Sunday July 13

  • Dr. Carol Williams, San Diego Civic Organist

    Wyatt Smith, Guest Organist


    America                                              Arranged by Carol Williams

    Welcome – Lyle Blackinton, Spreckels Organ Co-Curator

       Agincourt Hymn                               John Dunstable (ca. 1390-1453)      

        Concerto No. 2                                    Matthew Camidge (1764-1844)

        Fantasia                                                                 J. C. Kittel (1732-1809)

     Guest Selection – Wyatt Smith, Yale Institute of Sacred


     Remarks from the Spreckels Organ Society

        Blue Danube Waltz                                Johann Strauss II (1825-99)

        Thunder & Lightning Polka                                 Johann Strauss II

        Scottish Melodies                             Arranged by Carol Williams

        Venus Toccata, Op. 9                     Carol Williams (Contemporary)

     The National Anthem Arranged by Carol Williams

  • A truly great day for umbrella rentals.

    A truly great day for umbrella rentals.

Photos of the June 30 Concert

Monte Maxwell of the US Naval Academy Chapel and the Navy Band Southwest were introduced by the Navy Mayor and a Color Guard. Clink on the link to see Robert Lang’s photos of the occasion.


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Sunday, July 6 at 2 p.m. it’s Robert Plimpton

Civic Organist Emeritus Robert Plimpton offers the Sunday concert this week beginning at 2 p.m:

America the Beautiful                                                                         arr. John S. Dixon

Composed for the 2010 National American Guild of Organists Convention

The Liberty Bell March                                                                       John Philip Sousa

Concert Variations on “The Star Spangled Banner                            Dudley Buck

Fantasy on “The National Hymn”                                                      Diane Bish

Variations on “America”                                                                     Charles Ives

The Stars and Stripes Forever                                                             John Philip Sousa

Patriotic Medley                                                                                 arr. R. Plimpton

The National Anthem

Robert Plimpton is a native of Pennsylvania and is currently the

Summer Sunday at the Organ Pavilion

Enjoying the blooms of one of 17 new Crape Myrtle trees, planted in the Pavilion on a recent Arbor Day courtesy of the Friends of Balboa Park.


Photos from June 23 Opener featuring Anthony Newman

Thanks to David Lundin for his volunteer photographic work!