Spreckels Organ Society

San Diego Sings! – Photos

Mike Cox has posted photos of San Diego Sings – 2017 at this link:


Concert Program for Sunday April 2

Alison Luedecke

This week’s concert features Alison Luedecke.and a program celebrating the season:


The Hallelujah Chorus     G. F. Handel (1685-1759)

— Celebrating Spring —

The Four Seasons: Spring    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1841)
Carol-Prelude on “Now the Spring Has Come Again”        Robert Elmore (1913-1985)

California Wine Suite:    Hans Uwe Hielscher (b. 1945)
Petite Syrah: Scherzetto
Late Harvest: Reverie
California Champagne: Toccata

Festive Trumpet Tune    David German (b. 1954)

Offertoire sur les Grand Jeux         Francois Couperin (1668-1733)
Tierce en taille and Dialogue sur les Grand Jeux        Francois Couperin

— Songs of Spring —
Here Comes the Sun (The Beatles)    George Harrison (3)
Two versets on “Morning Has Broken”    Richard Proulx  (1937-2010)
Hymn to Joy                    Lani Smith  (b. 1934)

Star Spangled Banner                    arr. Dudley Buck

Organ concerts in April

Sundays in April:
April 2 — Jared Jacobsen, former San Diego Civic Organist            Alison
April 9 –Wayne Seppala, owner of San Diego’s Organ Stop emporium
April 16 (Easter Sunrise Service) – Dale Sorenson, Spreckels Organ Curator
April 16 (2 p.m. concert) — jared Jacobsen
April 23 – Russ Peck, House Organist: Symphony Hall and Balboa Theatre
April 30 – Alison Luedecke, organist at St. James by the Sea, La Jolla

Saturday March 25: San Diego Sings!

On Saturday, March 25, 2017, the San Diego Choral Consortium presents 22 San Diego area choirs and choruses performing on the Spreckels Organ Pavilion stage – separately and together! This choral marathon runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is free to the public. Bring cash to support your favorite group and to participate in the day’s raffle, with prizes awarded throughout the event.

Details here:


Concert program: Sunday March 26

this week former San Diego Civic Organist Jared Jacobsen plays.his 357th concert on the organ, “MARCHING OUT OF MARCH” with a special appearance by the San Diego Dachshund Club.


The Liberty Bell
John Philip Sousa (1854-1932)
-transcribed for organ by Joseph M. Linger

“Triumphal March” from the opera Aïda
Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
-transcribed for organ by Edwin Henry Lemare

“Bridal Chorus” from the opera Lohengrin
Richard Wagner (1813-1883)
-transcribed for organ by Jared Jacobsen

**Dachshund Club of San Diego: “Walking in Wiener Wonderland”**
Hungarian March
Hector Berlioz (1803-1869)
-transcribed for organ by Sir Alfred Herbert Brewer

Wedding March Extraordinaire
Martin Setchell (b. 1949)

“Royal March of the Lion” from The Carnival of the Animals
Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)
-organ transcriber unknown

Siegfried’s Funeral March from the music drama Götterdämmerung
Richard Wagner (1813-1883)
-transcribed for organ by Edwin Henry Lemare

March Past Carmen
Andrew Wright (b. 1955)

America’s National Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner