Spreckels Organ Society

January 1, 2020 – 2 p.m. Concert Program

To celebrate the 105th birthday of the Spreckels Organ, a free hour-long concert will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, January 1, 2020, featuring organist Russ Peck and tenor Marco La Bastida.


— “America”

–“Winter” by Albert Gumble

–“Jing-A-Ling, Jing-A-Ling” by Paul Smith

–“Let It Go” by Lopez and Lopez

–“Light One Candle” by Peter Yarrow

–“Blue Danube” by Johann Strauss

With Marco LaBastida —

–“Aleluya” by Miguel Bernal Jiménez

–“Cancion de Navidad” by Carlos Gustavino

–“We Wish You a Merry Christmas”,  traditional

–“The Christmas Song” by Tormé and Wells

–“It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” by Pola and Wyle

–“Happy Christmas (War is Over)” by Lennon and Ono

–“Jingle Bells” by James Pierpont

–“Feliz Navidad” by José Feliciano

–Marco will clapping for the
“Radetzky March” by Johann Strauss

The National Anthem

Thanks to the Porter Family Fund at the San Diego Foundation

for sponsoring the New Years Day concert.

Coming up: Sunday concert, January 5 at 2 p.m.—Alison Luedecke, Organist.

San Diego Civic Organist Raúl Prieto Ramírez returns to the bench for the remaining Sunday concerts in January and onward.

Program for Sunday, Dec. 22 at 2 p.m.

This week Dr. Michael Munson will offer the hour-long Sunday afternoon program beginning at 2 p.m. featuring these musical selections:

America the Beautiful
Sing We Now of Christmas – arr. Gordon Young
Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, Dorian, BWV 538 – J. S. Bach (1685-1750)
Sleigh Ride – Leroy Anderson (1908-75), arr. Trotter
Chorale No. 3 in A Minor – Cesar Franck (1822-1890)
Medley of Holiday Music
The National Anthem
Dr. Munson completed his musical studies at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, and is a music instructor at Palomar and Mira Costa colleges; he is also the organist at First United Methodist Church of Escondido.

Photos: December 15 Special Concert

The Spreckels Organ Society, San Diego Opera, and the USO teamed up to bring holiday music to a large and appreciative audience on Sunday evening, December 15. Raul played the Spreckels Organ, we heard from Opera singers, and the Navy Band Southwest’s Wind Ensemble offered a bouquet of holiday music. Robert Lang was there to take great photos! See the whole set at



Photos – December Nights

Click on this link to see all of Robert Lang’s photos of December Nights at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion:

Below: Mayor Kevin Faulconer welcomes park visitors before throwing the big switch to light the Christmas Story Tree on the Organ Pavilion stage.

Sunday at 2: Christmas Carol Sing-Along!

at 2 p.m. on Sunday, December 15, the Spreckels Organ Society presents the annual CHRISTMAS CAROL SING-ALONG at its free one-hour concert. Join San Diego Civic Organist Raúl Prieto Ramírez and song leader Lauren Leigh Martin for this fun family event! Musical selections:

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Prelude in G Major BWV 568


-Remarks on the Spreckels Organ Society


Engelbert Humperdinck (1854-1921)

Angel Scene with Prayer duet from the Fairy Opera Hansel & Gretel

-arranged For organ by Edwin Lemare


Alexandre Guilmant (1837-1911)

Finale, from Sonata Op.50 N.2 in D Major


Carols Sing-Along with Lauren Leigh Martin


George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)

Hallelujah! from his oratoro The Messiah


REMEMBER – at 6 p.m. we have a special USO Holiday concert as well!