Spreckels Organ Society

Here’s That Rainy Day – photos

Photographer Mike Cox was out last Sunday in the weather, as were about 125 music lovers. See the full set of photos at this link:


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Photos from January 8

The San Diego Harmony Ringers and organist Russ Peck shared the stage last weekend. Mike Cox has developed a nice photo essay at this link:


Concert program: Sunday January 15

Carol Williams is visiting San Diego and our most recent Civic Organist will play the following selections:

America – Arr. by Carol Williams
Suite – Tylman Susato (c1500-61)
Movements from Symphonie III – Louis Vierne (1870-1937)
Andromeda – Carol Williams (Contemporary)
The Gershwin Years – Arr. Carol Williams
The National Anthem – Arr. Carol Williams

Sundays in January

In her capacity as Artistic Director, Carol Williams is continuing to arrange for substitute organists to handle the regular Sunday concerts in coming months. During January, Dr. Carol be in town to perform on the 15th!
January 1 – Jared Jacobsen
January 8 – Russ Peck and The San Diego Harmony Ringers
January 15 – Dr. Carol Williams
January 22 – Alison Luedecke
January 29 – Robert Plimpton


New Year’s Day Concert at 2 p.m.

Sunday, January 1, 2017, will mark the 102nd birthday of the great Spreckels Organ. All donations made at this concert will go to support Pegasus Rising. Since 2008, Pegasus Rising has rehabilitated neglected horses to provide equine therapy to returning combat veterans and their families to help them heal. The concert will go for about one hour, beginning at 2 p.m. Former San Diego Civic Organist Jared Jacobsen will play the following selections in a program he’s titled “Birthday Cake and Champagne!” —


Final from Symphonie I – Louis Vierne (1870-1937)

Prelude and Fugue in C, S. 564 – Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

“Hoe-Down” from the ballet Rodeo – Aaron Copland (1900-1990)
-arranged for organ by Jared Jacobsen

Caprice Viennois – Fritz Kreisler (1875-1962)
– transcribed for organ by Jared Jacobsen

Overture to Candide – Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)
-arranged for the Spreckels Organ from a two-piano score by Jared Jacobsen

Les Patineurs (“The Ice Skaters”) – Émile Waldteufel (1837-1915)
-arranged for organ by Jared Jacobsen

Variations on a Festive Air
-gleefully, and shamelessly, adapted by
Porter Heaps (1906-1999) and Jared Jacobsen (b. 1949)

America’s National Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner