Spreckels Organ Society

Online Concert April 19: Sunday at 2 with Raul

At 2 p.m. Pacific (Daylight) Time on Sunday April 19, Civic Organist Raul Prieto Ramirez offers a public concert on the Spreckels Organ, available for viewing on YouTube. Click on this link to see it. The video begins at 2 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time. After the live stream, you and friends can continue to view the concert until TUESDAY night — so act fast if you want to share it.

The Spreckels Organ one-hour concert has music for everyone, from Bach to Rock, from Early Music to Contemporary, from Classical to Broadway. These concerts are sponsored by the City of San Diego with support from the Spreckels Organ Society.

During the 2 p.m. Live-Stream, Raul will be responding to your comments with YouTube’s “Chat” feature.. and you can use the survey to vote for your favorite musical selection. This week, the audience has asked to hear Raul’s transcription of Clair de Lune, by Claude Debussy.

 

Organ Music online this Easter

Hello, Music Lovers! April 12 is Easter, and many local congregations are offering a livestream of their services, including music from San Diego’s finest organs. This year’s Easter holiday offers a unique showcase for lovers of organ music:
First United Methodist Church of San Diego – link to LiveStream:
Easter Services at 9 a.m. and 10 a.m.
St. Paul’s Cathedral Episcopal, San Diego
Easter Service at 10:30 p.m.
St. Joseph Cathedral, San Diego
First Presbyterian Church of San Diego
Traditional Easter Service 11 a.m.
First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego
April 12th Service at 9:30 a.m.
La Jolla Presbyterian
Easter Services at 8:45 and 10 a.m.
St. Mark’s United Methodist Church and Pacific Beach United Methodist Church in Combined Worship
Easter Services at 9 a.m.
St. James by the Sea Episcopal Church, La Jolla
A listing by the American Guild of Organists, San Diego of our city’s leading organs:
check churches for Easter listings
A listing of musical links by the American Guild of Organists, Los Angeles
And a personal link, with a hat tip
to those who “find, in Love, the refuge that is Man’s security –“
Christian Science Mother Church in Boston
Easter Service (audio only): Listen live at 7 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time or later, throughout the week.
Dear Reader:
It’s my simple duty to edit this website and serve as the mundane connector between the Society’s members and the music of the Spreckels Organ that they help make possible. At this challenging time, the healing power of music is to be welcomed, in every form, so I hope that the online music of Easter will be welcome to all who enjoy music of the pipe organ. The Society is not a religious organization but a civic one that happens to have roots in religious tradition. My listing of services is not a promotion of any sectarian viewpoint but is meant to connect our followers with inspiration from any and every source. – Ross Porter, Executive Director & Website Editor
PS – If you have a source of pipe organ music to share with the readers of this website, please send me a link at: 
sosorgan@gmail.com — thanks! 

View Online: Sunday April 12

At 2 p.m. Pacific (Daylight) Time on Sunday April 12, the Spreckels Organ bursts forth in musical excellence once more, with Civic Organist Raul Prieto Ramirez on the bench, offering San Diego’s unique source of musical inspiration to the people of San Diego and the world. Click here to see the video stream beginning at 2 p.m. and feel free to view here for up to 24 hours afterward. Link: https://youtu.be/ilXNwCMlb0k

The Spreckels Organ one-hour concert has music for everyone, from Bach to Rock, from Early Music to Contemporary, from Classical to Broadway. These concerts are sponsored by the City of San Diego with support from the Spreckels Organ Society.

During the 2 p.m. Live-Stream, Raul will be responding to your comments with YouTube’s “Chat” feature.. and you can use the survey to vote for your favorite musical selection — a feature of Raul’s live concerts at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion since 2018. After the live stream, you and friends can continue to view the concert until Monday night — so act fast if you want to share it.

 

 

 

Watch Online! – Sunday April 5th at 2 p.m.

From the Spreckels Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park, San Diego (California), Raúl Prieto Ramírez – San Diego Civic Organist – performs a one-hour concert with music for everyone, from Bach to Rock, from Early Music to Contemporary, from Classical to Broadway. Concert sponsored by the City of San Diego with support from the Spreckels Organ Society.

You can donate here to support these free weekly concerts.

Watch the video by clicking here.

The concert will be streamed every Sunday at 2 p.m. Pacific Time. Watch live or up to 24 hours after the webcast.

Musical program to be announced.

Viewable till Friday! – Sunday March 29th at 2 p.m.

From the Spreckels Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park, San Diego (California), Raúl Prieto Ramírez – San Diego Civic Organist – performs a one-hour concert with music for everyone, from Bach to Rock, from Early Music to Contemporary, from Classical to Broadway. Concert sponsored by the City of San Diego with support from the Spreckels Organ Society.

You can donate here to support these free weekly concerts.

UNTIL THIS FRIDAY, APRIL 3rd, you can watch the March 29 concert video by clicking here.

These concerts will be streamed every Sunday at 2 p.m. Pacific Time. Typically they will be watchable live for up to 24 hours after the webcast.

March 29 musical program:

Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
Golliwog’s Cakewalk CD 119, from Children’s corner -transcribed for the organ by Raúl Prieto Ramírez
Johann Sebastian Bach (1865-1750)
Prelude and Fugue in G Major BWV 541
Zez Confrey (1895-1971)
Dizzy fingers
-arranged for organ by Raúl Prieto Ramírez after Lyn Larsen
Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562-1621)
Variations on Onder een linde groen
Queen (1970)
Bohemian Rahpsody
-arranged for organ by Raúl Prieto Ramírez
Camille Saint-Saens (1835-1921)
Rhapsodie Op.7 N.1
Charles-Marie Widor (1844-1937)
I-Allegro, from Symphony VI in g minor Op.42 N.2
National Anthem arranged for organ by Raul Prieto Ramirez