Spreckels Organ Society

Upcoming Concerts – December 2019

Free hour-long concerts every Sunday at 2 p.m. with special additional concerts this Sunday, Dec. 15 and on New Year’s Day. Details here:

Sunday, December 15 at 2 p.m. – 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!

Sunday December 15 at 6 p.m. – Civic Organist Raúl Prieto Ramírez joins singers from the San Diego Opera and members of the Navy Band Southwest Wind Ensemble in a Holiday Program sponsored by the Spreckels Organ Society in partnership with the USO.

Sunday December 22 at 2 p.m. – Organist Michael Munson presents a free one-hour concert on the Spreckels Organ.

Sunday December 29 at 2 p.m. – Organist Jaebon Hwang presents a free one-hour concert on the Spreckels Organ.

Wednesday January 1, 2020 at 2 p.m. – Organist Russ Peck is joined by tenor Marco LaBastida in a free one-hour concert on the Spreckels Organ.

Sunday January 5 at 2 p.m. – Organist Alison Luedecke presents a free one-hour concert on the Spreckels Organ.

Holiday Programming on the Spreckels Organ

Enjoy an organ concert at the Pavilion every Sunday at 2 p.m. – rain or shine! Here’s a list of additional holiday occasions when the organ will play:

Saturday, November 30 – Community Christmas Center Opens – Organ Pavilion. Events from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. with Robert Plimpton playing the Spreckels Organ at about 4 p.m.

Friday December 6 – December Nights, Park-wide. Raúl Prieto Ramírez plays the Spreckels Organ 4:50 to 5:50 p.m.

Saturday December 7 – December Nights, Park-wide. Raúl Prieto Ramírez plays the Spreckels Organ 2:40 to 3:40 p.m. and in the evening from 8:10 to 8:25 p.m.

At the 2 p.m. Concert on Sunday, Dec. 15, the audience will be invited to sing along with the organ for Christmas Carols.

Sunday, December 15 – Special 6 p.m. Holiday Concert at the Organ Pavilion: Navy Band Southwest Wind Ensemble, San Diego Opera singers, and Raúl Prieto Ramírez on the Spreckels Organ.

Wednesday,  January 1, 2020—2 p.m. concert on the Spreckels Organ.

Concert program for Sunday Dec. 1

Free hour-long Organ Concert by Civic Organist Raúl Prieto Ramírez featuring the following musical selections:

America the Beautiful

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Toccata and Fugue in D minor BWV 565

 Louis-Nicolas Clerambault (1676-1749)

From Suite du premier ton (premier livre d’orgue, 1710)

Grand Plein Jeu – Fugue

Frederick Karam (1926-1978)

The Modal Trumpet

Louis-Nicolas Clerambault (1676-1749)

From Suite du premier ton (premier livre d’orgue, 1710)

Duo – Trio – Basse et dessus de trompette

Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)

Improvisation Op.150 N.7

            -audience favorite from last Sunday

Rhapsody Op.7 No.1

Louis-Nicolas Clerambault (1676-1749)

From Suite du premier ton (premier livre d’orgue, 1710)

Récits – Dialogue sur les grand jeux

 Joseph Jongen (1873-1953)

Introduction and Fugue from Sonata Éroïca, opus 94

 National Anthem

Jacobsen Celebration Concert: Photos

Robert Lang took some excellent photos to document the Celebration Concert honoring Jared Jacobsen that was held on November 23rd. Here’s a link:

http://sosorgan.org/photogallery/2019/191123jjmem/index.htm#47

Photos: November 17 concert

Robert Lang has photos from November 17 now posted at this link:

http://sosorgan.org/photogallery/2019/191117alison/