Spreckels Organ Society

Feb. 22 at 2 p.m. – Carol Williams and guests

This Sunday’s concert is honoring Lyle Blackinton, 40-year curator of the organ. Civic Organist Dr. Carol Williams is joined by guest organists Dale Sorenson (current Curator of the Spreckels organ), Jared Jacobsen (former San Diego Civic Organist), and Robert Plimpton (SD Civic Organist Emeritus). Musical selections:

America – Arranged by Carol Williams

Etude Symphonique – Marco Enrico Bossi (1861-1925)
Toccata, Symphonie V – Charles-Marie Widor (1844-1937)

Now Thank We All Our God – Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706)
Michael Burkhardt (Contemporary)
Dale Sorenson

Prelude to “Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg” – Richard Wagner (1813-1883)
Transcibed by E. H. Lemare (1865-1934)
Jared Jacobsen

St. Anne Fugue, BWV 552 – J. S. Bach (1685-1750)
Toccata for a Happy Day – Emma Lou Diemer (Contemporary)
Robert Plimpton

Unforgettable – Irving Gordon (1915-96)
Spreckels Centennial Fanfare, Op. 14 – Carol Williams (Contemporary)

The National Anthem – Arranged by Carol Williams

Photos: Von Trapp Family Singers with Carol Williams

On February 1st, the Von Trapp Family Singers joined Carol Williams for a fine concert.

Melanie, Sofi, Carol Williams, Amanda, and August

Melanie, Sofi, Carol Williams, Amanda, and August

 

 

 

You can see all of Mike Cox’s photos at this link:

http://sosorgan.org/photogallery/2015/150201vonTrapp/index.htm#15

This Sunday: Bark in Balboa Park!

It’s a special benefit concert for the San Diego Humane Society, so we’re calling all canines and their pals to enjoy Dr. Carol Williams’ tribute to the animal kingdom! Musical selections include:

AMERICA – ARRANGED BY CAROL WILLIAMS
ALL CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL – JOHNNY PEARSON
OVERTURE, MARRIAGE OF FIGARO – W. A MOZART, ARRANGED BY CAROL WILLIAMS
HOW MUCH IS THAT DOGGIE IN THE WINDOW? – BOB MERRILL
HOT DOG – LESLIE CLAIR
FREEDOM, OP. 12 – CAROL WILLIAMS
MEMORY, CATS! – ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER
BABY ELEPHANT WALK – HENRY MANCINI
TIGER RAG – ORIGINAL DIXIELAND JAZZ BAND
PHANTOM OF THE OPERA! ARRANGED BY CAROL WILLIAMS
THE NATIONAL ANTHEM – ARRANGED BY CAROL WILLIAMS

During the concert, you’ll have a chance to welcome BALBOA PARK’S TOP DOGS OF 2014! And enjoy

THE FAMOUS PET PARADE, with

DEBORAH SCOTT, CHEF & PARTNER, COHN RESTAURANT GROUP – WITH HER DOGS SOPHIE & BELLE
DR. GARY WEITZMAN, PRESIDENT & CEO, SAN DIEGO HUMANE SOCIETY – WITH HIS DOG BETTY
DAVE MASON OF MAX 105.7 FM – WITH HIS DOG JACK
BRAD WILLS, FOX 5 NEWS AND WEATHER ANCHOR – WITH HIS DOG BOGEY

Your Donations will aid the SD Humane Society. Adoptable pets onhand, along with human companions to answer questions about your pets.

Concert program for Sunday Feb. 8

Dr. Carol Williams, San Diego Civic Organist will play the following selections starting at 2 p.m.:
America – Arranged by Carol Williams
Toccata, Symphonie V – Charles Marie-Widor (1844-1937)
Fugue, Sonata II – Felix Mendelssohn (1809-47)
First Gymnopedie – Erik Satie (1866-1925)
Venus Toccata, Op. 9 – Carol Williams (Contemporary)
Palladio – Karl Jenkins (Contemporary)
Hey Jude – Lennon & McCartney
Sabre Dance – Aram Khachaturian (1903-78)
Arranged by Carol Williams
Carillon de Westminster – Louis Vierne (1870-1937)
The National Anthem – Arranged by Carol Williams

Bark in Balboa Park – February 15

You don’t have to be a dog to enjoy Bark in Balboa Park – but it helps! Meet friends with two legs and four, and enjoy wonderful music by Civic Organist Carol Williams in this special day where donations benefit the San Diego Humane Society. Pets will be available for adoption, and proud owners can waltz their furry friends across the stage during the annual Pet Parade. It’s a great time to check in with your pet questions, since representatives of the Humane Society will be on hand to greet you.

Another beautiful San Diego Sunday afternoon. Tourists photograph concert regulars  Taylor, Katy and Ryder, the sunglassed and sunshaded poodles.

Another beautiful San Diego Sunday afternoon. Tourists photograph concert regulars Taylor, Katy and Ryder, the sunglassed and sunshaded poodles.