Spreckels Organ Society

Opera Celebration Concert 7 p.m. Fri Apr 26, 2019

Raúl Prieto Ramírez is joined by four talented singers from San Diego Opera in this Opera Celebration Concert that features gems from San Diego Opera’s upcoming 2019-2020 Season.

Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901) – From his Opera “Aida”

Celeste Aida – Felipe Prado, tenor

O patria mia – Tasha Koontz, soprano

Franz Liszt (1811-1886) – Paraphrase for piano on the Sacred Dance and Finale Duet from Verdi’s Aida  (arr. Raul Prieto Ramirez)

Freddie Mercury (1946-1991) – Bohemian Rhapsody (Paraphrase Raul Prieto Ramirez)

Engelbert Humperdinck (1854-1921) – From his Fairy Opera Hansel & Gretel

Prayer duet – Tasha Koontz, soprano & Alexandra Rodrick, mezzo-soprano

Angel Scene (arr. Edwin Lemare) – Organ Solo

Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868) – From his Opera “Il Barbieri di Seviglia”

Una vocce poco fa – Ms. Rodrick

Largo al factótum – Bernardo Bermudez, tenor

Operas and Arias introduced by Dr. Ronald Shaheen


Organ Concert 2 p.m. Sunday April 21

The customary 2 p.m.  Sunday concert by San Diego Civic Organist Raúl Prieto Ramírez will include the following musical selections:

America the Beautiful

Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)

Improvisation Op.150 N.7

 Louis-Nicolas Clerambault (1676-1749)

Basse et dessus de trompette


Dialogue sur les grand jeux

Leon Boëllman (1862-1897)

Suite Ghotique

III-Prière a Notre-Dame


Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Prelude Choral Nun komm der Heiden Heiland BWV 659

Prelude Choral Liebster Jesu wir sind hier BWV 731

Movie time! –             New York, New York

   Charles-Marie Widor (1844-1937)

I-Allegro, from Symphony VI Op.42 N.2

National Anthem

Celebrating Opera! Friday eve, April 26

Spreckels Organ Society presents an Opera Celebration Concert on Friday, April 26 at 7 p.m. in the Spreckels Organ Pavilion. Enjoy a sneak preview of the 2019-20 Opera Season with favorite arias from three upcoming Operas: Aida, Hansel & Gretel, and The Barber of Seville — Sung by San Diego Opera cast members with San Diego Civic Organist Raúl Prieto Ramírez playing the great Spreckels Organ. As always: Ample seating – Public concert – Free admission.


Photos: April 14

Bob Lang’s great photos from April 14 are online for your viewing —


Click on this link for the whole set —



Spreckels Organ Pavilion – 6:30 a.m.
Conducted by La Jolla Presbyterian Church, Reverend Paul Cunningham, officiant. Service includes the La Jolla Presbyterian Chancel Choir with Brass Ensemble led by Keith Pedersen. The Spreckels Organ will be played by Bill Lullo.
All are Welcome.
Offerings will go to the San Diego Rescue Mission. For more information contact 858-454-7324.