Spreckels Organ Society

Easter Sunrise Service 2018

The Spreckels Organ Pavilion will be the site for an Easter Sunrise service at 6:30 a.m. on April 1, 2018. The service will be conducted by St. Stephen’s Cathedral Church of God in Christ, with music by the St. Stephen’s Cathedral Choir. All donations will benefit the San Diego Rescue Mission. An organ concert will be held at 2 p.m. on Easter Sunday as well, featuring Civic Organist Raúl Prieto Ramirez.

Concert program for Sunday March 11, 2018

March 11, 2018 – Spreckels Organ Pavilion 2 p.m. – Free hour-long Organ Concert by San Diego Civic Organist Raúl Prieto Ramirez will feature the following selections: 


 Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707)

Toccata in D BuxWV 155

 Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Prelude in G major BWV 541/1

 Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643)

Toccata Prima (from 2nd book of toccatas, 1627/37)

Bergamasca (from Fiori Musicalli, 1635)

 Movie time!!

Moonlight Serenade – Glenn Miller (1904-44)

The Simpsons

 Claude Debussy (1862-1918)

Clair de lune (from Suite Bergamansque)

 Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

Allegro (from Sonata Op.65 N.4)

 Franz Liszt (1811-1886)

Prelude and Fugue on B.A.C.H.

 National Anthem

Tuesday evening March 6

In partnership with the Veterans Museum and the US Navy, the Spreckels Organ Society is proud to host this  special concert on the Organ Pavilion stage:

Tuesday March 6 at 7 p.m.— The U.S. Navy Sea Chanters

Because the Pavilion is a ticket-free venue, you need not pre-register. Please come and enjoy this group’s excellent choral sounds.


Sunday March 4 at 2 p.m.

Free hour-long Organ Concert by Robert Plimpton, San Diego Civic Organist Emeritus (1984-2000) with guest artist Eric Starr, Trombonist. Musical lections:

America the Beautiful – arr. R. Plimpton

Prelude and Fuguein c minor, BWV 549     –     J. S. Bach (1685-1750)

Sonata No. 3 in F Major for Trombone andContinuo……………Johann Ernst Galliard (1678-1749)



Trombonology     –        Tommy Dorsey (1905-1956), arr. Robert Elkjer

Finale, Symphony 4    –      Charles-Marie Widor (1844-1937)

Sonare                      –                             Anthony Plog (b. 1947)

The Solid Rock           –                           arr.Joe Utterback (b. 1944)

Morceau Symphonique          –            Alexandre Guilmant (1837-1911)

The National Anthem

Welcoming the Spreckels Family

More than 40 members of the many-branched Spreckels Family Tree came to Coronado and San Diego over the weekend to get a sneak peak at the new John D. Spreckels exhibit that will open March 1 at the Coronado Museum, and to get a backstage look at the organ given to the City by their illustrious forbears, John D. and Adolph B. Spreckels. Peter Rowe of the Union Tribune (a one-time Spreckels property) was onhand to track the progress and tell the story … check the link here: