Spreckels Organ Society

March 1 concert at 2 p.m.

Civic Organist Dr. Carol Williams celebrates St. David’s Day with the following musical selections:
America — Arranged by Carol Williams
Prelude in b minor, BWV 544 – J. S. Bach (1685-1750)
Songs of Praise – Herbert Chappell (b. 1934)
Carillon de Westminster – Louis Vierne (1870-1937)
Palladio Karl – Jenkins (Contemporary)
St. David’s Day Selection – Arranged by Carol Williams
Twilight, Op. 3 – Carol Williams (Contemporary)
Hey Jude – Lennon & McCartney
Some Celtic Melodies – Arranged by Carol Williams
The National Anthem — Arranged by Carol Williams

Lyle Blackinton Day in San Diego – photos

The official proclamation for Lyle W. Blackinton Day.

On Sunday February 22, the City Council proclaimed Lyle W. Blackinton Day in honor of 40-year curator Lyle Blackinton, who has spent a full 60 years working on the Spreckels Organ. Photos of the special concert and the reception that followed are at this link:

http://sosorgan.org/photogallery/2015/150222lyle/index.htm#11

Photos from Bark in Balboa Park

57 Dog Day 2-15-15-Cox

It was a sunny day and hundreds of dogs and their friends were onhand to celebrate! Here’s a link to more of Mike Cox’s great photos:

http://sosorgan.org/photogallery/2015/150215bark9/index.htm#57

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