Spreckels Organ Society

Sunday June 4 – Young Organist Showcase

On Sunday June 4 at 2 p.m., the regular weekly concert will feature student organists “On the Bench” – they are the outstanding performers from last month’s American Guild of Organists / Spreckels Organ Society scholarship competition.


America, the Beautiful — played by Lauren Abbott

Two Chorales  –  J.S. Bach

Wen nur den lieben Gott lässt walten, BWV 642

Herr Christ, der ein’ge Gottes-Sohn, BWV 601

Prelude in C Minor, Op. 37  –   Felix Mendelssohn

Lauren Abbott


Berceuse   –   Louis Vierne

Michele Eggleston


Fanfare   –   Janet Correll

Echo   –    Larry Visser

Aska E.


Meditation   –  Alfred V. Fedak

Finale   –   Janet Correll

Naya Del Val


Prelude in C Minor, BWV 549   –   J.S. Bach

Toccata on “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty” –  J. Wayne Kerr

            Margaret Campbell


Adagio in C Minor    –     Tomaso Albinoni, arr. S. Drummond Wolff

            John Yokoyama


Festive Trumpet Tune   –   David German

Toccata in D Minor, BWV 565     –     J.S. Bach

Stephen Priest

Fantasy and Fugue in G Minor, BWV 542   –   J.S. Bach

Vincent Pham

The National Anthem – played by Vincent Pham

Sunny Sunday photos

Hard to believe when the June gloom comes, but May 21 was a blue-sky day for Martin Green’s concert. Mike Cox’s photos tell the story, here:


Concert Program – Sunday May 28

On Sunday at 2 p.m., Jared Jacobsen, Former San Diego Civic Organist, presents a concert on the theme of “BACK STORIES”


Piece Heroique
Cesar Franck (1822-1890)

Caprice Viennois
Fritz Kreisler (1875-1962)
-transcribed for organ by Jared Jacobsen

Prelude and Trumpetings
Myron Jelleme Roberts (1912-2004)

The Great Crush Collision – March
Scott Joplin (1868-1917)
-arranged for organ by E. Power Biggs

Rialto Ripples (Rag)
George Gershwin (1898-1937) and Will Donaldson (1891-1954)
-transcribed by Jared Jacobsen

In a French Cathedral
Stefan Olesten (b. 20th century)

Final from Symphonie III, v
Louis Vierne (1870-1937)

The Star Spangled Banner: Concert Variations
Dudley Buck (1839-1909)

America’s National Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner

Saturday May 27 at 8 p.m.

For the second year, the innovative Parkeology group presents “Organ for the Senses” – a free concert starting at 8 p.m.

Photos – Brunch and Insider Tour

tha nnual Brunch-Concert-Insider Tour of the Spreckels Organ was sunny and fun for the 80+ people who attended. You can see Mike Cox’s photos of the day here: