Spreckels Organ Society

Special Concert Fri. Dec 14 at 6 p.m.

To honor members of the Spreckels Organ Society and salute the 104th anniversary of the great Spreckels Organ, Raúl Prieto Ramírez will play a special concert at 6 p.m. on Friday, December 14. The concert will be free to the public, and members will be especially welcomed with free coffee or hot chocolate upon presentation of their valid membership card. Musical selections will include the “audience choice” favorites of the past year: selections that Raúl has presented that were chosen for repeat performance by pavilion audiences. Bring your family to this special holiday salute to you, our members, and to the Spreckels Organ!


Concert Program for Sun. Dec. 2

At 2 p.m. this Sunday, enjoy this free hour-long Organ Concert by San Diego Civic Organist Raúl Prieto Ramírez featuring the following selections:

America the Beautiful
Leon Boëllmann (1862-1897)
   Suite Gothique Op.25
     Introduction-Choral-Menuet gothique-Priere à Notre Dame-Toccata
Movie time! – A Frank Sinatra medley
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
     Fugue in G minor BWV 542/2
Eduardo Torres (1872-1934)
    Saeta I
Vincent Lûbeck (1654-1740)
     Prelude in D minor
Johann Jakob Froberger (1616-1667)
     Canzona in G FbWV 305
Franz Liszt (1811-1890)
     Prelude and Fugue on BACH
National Anthem

Concert Program: Sun. Nov 25 2018

Join us for a free hour-long Organ Concert by San Diego Civic Organist Raúl Prieto Ramírez featuring the following musical selections:

America the Beautiful
Marco Enrico Bossi (1861-1925)
 Scherzo in g minor Op.49 N.2
Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
 Golliwog’s Cakewalk
 Clair de lune
Movie time! Sinatra medley
Franz Liszt (1811-1890)
 Ave Maria
Martin I Coll (1650-1734)
 Collection of Spanish renaissance and baroque popular hits
Leon Boëllmann (1862-1897)
 Suite Gothique Op.25
  Introduction-Choral-Menuet gothique-Priere à Notre Dame-Toccata
National Anthem

Photos – November 11 concert


Bob Lang’s great photos provide happy proof that the organ is playing again after a repair of the blower motor. Above, the Premier Choir of the San Diego Children’s Choir organization singing onstage accompanied by the Spreckels Organ. More great photos at this link:


Program for Sunday Nov. 18

This week Civic Organist Raúl Prieto Ramírez welcomes widely-acclaimed soprano Diane Alexander to the Organ Pavilion for a 2 p.m. concert that features the following selections:

-America the Beautiful-

Marco Enrico Bossi (1861-1925), Scherzo in g minor Op.49 N.2

Joined by Soprano Diane Alexander:

Georges Bizet (1838-1875), Ouvre ton coeur

Joaquin Rodrigo (1901-1999), De los álamos vengo, madre & ¿Con qué la lavaré?


Leroy Anderson (1908-1975), The Typewriter

Jean Pieterson Sweelinck (1562-1621), Unter der Linden grüne


Joined by Soprano Diane Alexander:

Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943), Do Not Sing, My Beauty Op.4 N.4

Alfredo Catalani (1854-1893), Ebben? Ne andrò lontana


Movie time! New York, New York


John Philip Sousa (1845-1932), Stars and Stripes Forever

-National Anthem-