Spreckels Organ Society

Sunday April 23rd at 2 p.m.

Along with Earth Fair in Balboa Park, the weekly organ concert begins at 2 p.m. with Russ Peck:
Earth Song by Michael Jackson
Valse du pas des Fleurs, by Leo Delibes
Medley of folk songs for Earth Day, to be announced
The Transit of Venus March, by John Philip Sousa
Peace Like a River, by Philip Bliss

For the following selections, Russ will be joined by Ross Porter, baritone:
What a Wonderful World
Teddy Bears’ Picnic (with special Earth Fair lyric)
Dream a Little Dream of Me
I Love You
I Can’t Give You Anything But Love
I Concentrate On You
Bare Necessities, from The Jungle Book

National Anthem

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Concert program for 2 p.m. April 16

Jared Jacobsen, former San Diego Civic Organist, will play the following selections:


Toccata from Organ Symphonie V
Charles-Marie Widor (1844-1937)

Choral-Improvisation on “Victimae paschali”
Charles Tournemire (1870-1939)
-reconstructed by Maurice Duruflé from a 78-rpm recording

Cyril Jenkins (1889-1978)

Orchestral Suite III in D Major:
ii. Air (transcribed by Ted Alan Worth)
iii. Gavotte (transcribed by Jared Jacobsen)
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

“Go Down, Moses” – traditional African-American spiritual
-arranged by Jared Jacobsen

“The Lost Chord”
Arthur Sullivan (1842-1900)
-transcribed by Jared Jacobsen

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
-transcribed by Jared Jacobsen

Dieu parmi Nous from La Nativité du Seigneur
Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992)

America’s National Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner

Organists on upcoming Sundays

Starting with Easter —

April 16 (Easter Sunrise Service – 6:30 a.m.) – Dale Sorenson, Spreckels Organ Curator
April 16 (2 p.m. concert) — jared Jacobsen, former San Diego Civic Organist
April 23 – Russ Peck, House Organist: Symphony Hall and Balboa Theatre
April 30 – Alison Luedecke, organist at St. James by the Sea, La Jolla
May 7 – Jared Jacobsen
May 14 – Alison Luedecke
May 21 – Martin Green, organist at St. Pauls Episcopal Cathedral in San Diego
May 28 – Jared Jacobsen
June 4 – “Young Organists on the Bench”
June 11 – Alison Luedecke

Photos – April 9 concert

Mike Cox and Bob Lang teamed up for some fine photos on April 9 when Wayne Seppala played. Click here to see —


Program for Sunday April 9

At Sunday’s 2 p.m. concert, organist Wayne Seppala offers the following musical selections:

Great Day      Vincent Youmans
April Medley
April in Paris      Vernon Duke (1903-1969)
April Showers    Louis Silvers (1889-1954)
I’ll Remember April    Gene De Paul (1919-1988)
The Holy City-    Adams / Weatherly
Phantom Regiment    – Leroy Anderson (1908-1975)
I Love to Hear you Singing – Charles Templeton (1893-1965)
The Man I Love – George Gershwin (1898-1937)
Granada    – Augustin Lara (1897-1970)

Of Thee I Sing    – George Gershwin
Easter Parade    – Irving Berlin (1888-1989)
Here Comes Peter Cottontail    – Nelson / Rollins
Lent Suite    -Wayne Seppala
Atlanta, GA    arr. Lynn Larsen
Selections from “Man of La Mancha” – Mitch Leigh (1928-2014)

The National Anthem