Spreckels Organ Society

Sunday March 22 – 2 p.m. concert

Dr. Carol Williams, San Diego Civic Organist, will play the Spreckels Organ at 2 p.m. on March 22
America – Arr. Carol Williams
Overture, The Marriage of Figaro – W. A Mozart (1756-91) Arr. Carol Williams
Chaconne – Louis Couperin (Circa 1626-1661)
Fantasia, BWV 572- J. S. Bach (1685-1750)
Happy Birthday, Herr Bach – Ronald Watson (Contemporary)
Vienna March – Scotson Clark (1849-83)
Blue Danube Waltz – Johann Strauss II (1825-99)
Wien bleibt Wien – Johann Schrammel (1850-93)
Sabre Dance – Aram Khatchaturian (1903-78) Arr. Carol Williams
Freedom, Op. 12 – Carol Williams (Contemporary)
The National Anthem – Arr. by Carol Williams

Special Welcome to the San Diego Dachshund Club on this day!

March 8 concert at 2 p.m.

This Sunday’s concert features Robert Plimpton, Civic Organist Emeritus with
Colette Thomas, mezzo-soprano

America, the Beautiful     arranged by Robert Plimpton
Trumpet Tune                   John Stanley (1712-1786)
Prelude and Fugue in G Major (BWV 541)             J. S. Bach (1685-1750)
1915 Official “EXPO” March            Fred Stansfield (1910)

I Got Rhythm                          George Gershwin
Dream a Little Dream of Me                Wilbur Schwandt and Frabian Andree
From The King and I                                  Richard Rodgers
Hello, Young Lovers; I Whistle a Happy Tune
Colette Thomas

Fountain Reverie                           Percy Fletcher (1879-1932)

Neverland                                        Jule Styne
I’m Always Chasing Rainbows/ Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Joseph McCarthy and Harry Cowell/ Harold Arlen
Colette Thomas

Toccata                                             Eugene Gigout (1844-1925)

The National Anthem

Robert Plimpton is a native of Pennsylvania and is currently the

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:


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: