Spreckels Organ Society

Program: Monday August 14

Rising Stars Greg Zelek and Seamus Gethicker play at 7:30 p.m. Monday August 14 (despite the misprint in the printed Season Program that says Aug 16). Here is their program:

Comes Autumn Time Leo Sowerby (1895-1968)

Prelude and Fugue in A minor, BWV 543 J. S. Bach (1685-1750)

Liebestraum No. 3 (Dreams of Love) Franz Liszt (1811-1886) Arr. Potts

Carnival Overture Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904) Arr. Lemare/Zelek
Gregory Zelek

Hooray for Hollywood Richard Whiting

Fly Me to the Moon Bart Howard

A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square Manning Sherwin

Lullaby of Birdland George Shearing

Seamus Gethicker


That’s Entertainment Arthur Schwartz

I Dreamed a Dream Claude- Michel Schönberg

Bohemian Rhapsody Freddie Mercury

I’m Beginning to See the Light Duke Ellington

Seamus Gethicker

Fantasia for Organ John Weaver (b. 1937)

Clair de Lune Claude Debussy (1862-1918) Arr. Greg Zelek

Danza Lucumí, Malagueña Ernesto Lecuona (1895-1963) Arr. Greg Zelek

Gregory Zelek

This Rising Stars concert sponsored by: Ronald and Shirlee Koons; Harold & Beverly Martyn Kenneth and Jacquelyn Hanson; Scott Reaser and Lynn Reaser

Photos – Full Moon Aug 7

Bob Lang and Mike Cox did a great job with photography, capturing not only the Full Mon but also Christian Lane’s fine appearance onstage. Click here:



Sunday, Aug. 13 at 2 p.m. – concert

The free Sunday concert at 2 p.m. on August 13 features the following musical selections:

America the Beautiful

Toccata in Seven   –    John Rutter (b. 1945)

“Little” Prelude and Fugue in D minor   –   J. S. Bach (1685-1750)

Meditation, from “Thais”  –   Jules Massenet (1842-1912)

Carillon (from 24 Pieces in free Style)     –      Louis Vierne (1870-1937)

Fountain Reverie   –     Percy E. Fletcher (1879-1932)

Festival Toccata   –   Percy E. Fletcher


Spanish Military March  –   Humphrey John Stewart (1856-1932)

San Diego’s first “City Organist”

Toccatina   –    Ramon Noble (1925-1999)

Two jazz settings of traditional melodies:

Amazing Grace    –    arr. George Shearing (1919-2011)

The Whole World in His Hands  –  arr. Joe Utterback (b. 1944)

Toccata (Symphony 5)    –     Charles-Marie Widor (1844-1937)

The National Anthem

Program for Monday Aug. 7

at 7:30 p.m. organist Christian Lane will present the following selections:

Choral from Symphonie Romane, Op. 73 – Charles-Marie Widor (1844–1937)

Sonata in C Minor (1936) – Percy Whitlock (1903–1946) Scherzetto

Studien für den pedalflügel, Op. 56 – Robert Schumann IV. Innig (1810–1856)
Concordia Salus: A Fantasy for Organ (2017) – Graham Gordon Ramsay (b. 1962)

Concert Variations on “The Star Spangled Banner,” Op. 4 – John Knowles Paine (1839–1906)

Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C Major, BWV 564
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)

Adagio for Strings – Samuel Barber (1912–1980)

Theme and Variations in D Major (1844)
Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809-1847)

Hamburger Totentanz (1970) Guy Bovet (b. 1942)

Gloucester Estampie, Op. 862 (2010) – Carson Cooman (b. 1982)

Tonight’s concert sponsored by:
Bob Kilian and Kathleen Slayton

Download a PDF file of the full Summer Organ Festival book by clicking the icon at right, or pick up a free printed copy at the concert.



Program for Sunday Aug. 6 at 2 p.m.

This Sunday’s concert begins at 2 p.m. and goes for an hour:

Organist: N. Cognito
Guest Artist: Sophie Webber, cello

America the Beautiful

Prelude, Fugue and Chaconne in C-major; BuxWV 137; Dietrich Buxtehude (1637? – 1707)

Le Cygne ; Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)

Prière; Saint-Saëns

Arioso; Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Theme from Game of Thrones; Ramin Djawadi (contemporary)

With Sophie Webber, cello

Grand Choeur; Théodore Salomé (1834-1896)

Ave Maria; Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

Après un Rêve ; Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)

Meditation (from Thais); Jules Massenet (1842-1912)
With Sophie Webber, cello

Pièce héroïque; César Franck (1822-1890)

National Anthem