Spreckels Organ Society

Happy New Year! PHOTOS

Bob Lang was onhand to capture the moment at the New Years Concert played by Russ Peck and sung by Marco LaBastida. See the photos at this link:


Photos: the decade’s final concert

December 29, 2019 was the final concert of the decade at the Spreckels Organ. Here’s a link to photos from Robert Lang:



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