Spreckels Organ Society

Sunday April 1 at 2 p.m.

At 2 pm., enjoy this free hour-long Organ Concert by Civic Organist Raúl Prieto Ramirez featuring the following musical selections:

America the Beautiful

Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707) – Toccata in D BuxWV 155 (arr. Raul Prieto Ramirez)

Claude Debussy (1862-1918) – Golliwok’s Cake-walk (from Children’s corner, 1906-08)

Leroy Anderson (1908-1975) – The Typewriter (1950)

Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643) – Bergamasca (from Fiori Musicalli, 1635)

Movie Time! – Popular song selection

Jesus Guiridi (1886-1961) – Triptych of the Good Shepherd, 1952

I-The Flock, II-The Storm, III-The lost sheep

Camille Saint-Saens (1835-1921) – Improvisation in A Op.150 N.7

The Star-Spangled Banner

Organists – Upcoing Sundays

Note: there will be a sunrise service at the Organ Pavilion at 6:30 a.m. on Sunday April 1.

Here’s the lineup of organists for the weekly 2 p.m. concerts coming up:

April 1 – Raúl Prieto Ramírez

April 8 – Raúl Prieto Ramírez

April 15 – Raúl Prieto Ramírez

April 22 (Earth Fair in Balboa Park) – Jared Jacobsen

April 29 – Raúl Prieto Ramírez

May 6 – Raúl Prieto Ramírez

May 13 – Robert Plimpton

May 20 – Raúl Prieto Ramírez

May 27 – Raúl Prieto Ramírez

There’s an organ concert at the Pavilion every Sunday at 2 p.m., rain or shine, all year round. The International Summer Organ Festival for 2018 will be held on 11 Monday nights at 7:30 p.m., from June 25 through September 3. (Details to be posted soon.)

Sunday March 18 – Organ with SD Children’s Choir

At 2 p.m. on Sunday March 18, San Diego Civic Organist Raúl Prieto Ramirez will be joined by the San Diego Children’s Choir in a concert featuring these musical selections:

Apprentice Choir (ages 9 to 11):

How I Love My America (partner song with America the Beautiful)

Seagull, Seagull

Both Choirs  Blue Skies

Spanish 17th century anonymous:  Batalla famosa (organ solo)

Preparatory Choir (ages 6 to 9):

Come Out to Play

American Game Song Medley (Shoo Fly, Old Brass Wagon, Skip to my Lou)

Franz Liszt (1811-1886)  –  Prelude and Fugue on B.A.C.H. (organ solo)

Both Choirs: Star Spangled Banner

Photos – March 11 concert

“The Simpsons? – where?” – Yes, the Simpsons theme was on Raúl’s March 11 program!

See this and other great photos by Bob Lang at this link:


Sunday, March 18 organ concert

At 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 18, Civic Organist Raúl Prieto Ramirez will welcome the San Diego Children’s Choir as guest performers at the regular weekly organ concert. Musical selections to be announced shortly.