Spreckels Organ Society

Sunday at 2 p.m. – Concert with Organ and Big Band

Civic Organist Dr. Carol Williams will play, followed by the Moonlight Serenade Orchestra in a preview of the finale concert of the Summer International Organ Festival that will take place Monday August 25. For this afternoon concert, selections will include:
America – Arranged by Carol Williams
Lo Ballo dell’ Intorcia – Antonio Valente (ca 1520-81)
Afro-Cuban, Three Jazz Preludes – Johannes Matthias Michel (Contemporary)
A Few Galops – Arranged by Carol Williams
Thunder & Lightening Polka – Johann Strauss II (1825-99)

Music from the Moonlight Serenade Orchestra and the Spreckels Organ – titles will be announced from the stage

The National Anthem — Arr. Carol Williams

Photos to view from Kimberly Marshall’s concert

I'm from Winston Salom, North Carolina.

Volunteer photographer Mike Cox did a wonderful job capturing images from the concert given by Kimberly Marshall on the evening of August 11. Click the link for more: http://sosorgan.org/photogallery/2014/140811coxmarshall/index.htm#10


Movie Night – KPBS TV advance story

It’s always a thrill to get covered by KPBS, and this story about tonight’s Movie Night is building our excitement!
At the Sunday concert yesterday (August 17), Donald MacKenzie wowed the audience with his lively sense of tempo and good humor.

Concert Program for Sunday August 17 at 2 p.m.


Civic Organist Dr. Carol Williams will play the following program:

America – Arranged by Carol Williams
Songs of Praise – Herbert Chappell (b. 1934)
B. A. C. H.   —  C. P. E. Bach (1714-88)
The Blue Danube – Johann Strauss 11 (1825-99)
Tiger Lilly Waltz, Op. 11 – Carol Williams (Contemporary)
Sousa on Parade – Arranged by Carol Williams
The Willow Waltz – Cyril Walters (1907-84)
Swinging Bach – Heaps & Norlin
The National Anthem – Arranged by Carol Williams

The concert will also include a selection by guest organist Donald MacKenzie, who will be featured on Monday August 18 for Movie Night.

Movie Night this Monday August 18

Scottish organist Donald MacKenzie, who is house organist at London’s famous Odeon Theatre, will accompany two silent film comedy classics at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion on Monday night with a concert beginning at 7:30 p.m. this coming Monday.


Chasing Choo Choos (1927) – starring Monty Banks in a madcap, runaway train adventure.

One Week (1920), starring Buster Keaton as a newly married groom who is given a build-it-yourself house by his uncle… and just one week in which to build it.

The movies will screen after dark. The concert begins with selections played by Donald MacKenzie. Come early to get a seat — the Pavilion always fills up fast on these popular movie evenings.

LOCALS TAKE NOTE — Another great silent film will show at the Organ Pavilion on Halloween this year: Phantom of the Opera starring Lon Chaney. Mark your calendar for this date, and plan on attending the Spreckels Organ Society Gala Dinner Fundraiser that night before the public screening.