Spreckels Organ Society

Sunday April 12 concert at 2 p.m.

Civic Organist Dr. Carol Williams will perform the following selections:
America – Arranged by Carol Williams
Dialogue, Troisieme Livre – Louis Marchand (1669-1732)
B. A. C. H.  —  C. P. E. Bach 1714-88)
Greensleeves – Traditional
Fantasia — J. C. Kittel (1732-88)
Praise Thee Lord – Iver Kleive (Contemporary)
Misty – Errol Garner (1923-77)
Twilight Carol Williams (Contemporary)
Freedom, Op. 12 – Carol Williams (Contemporary)
Te Deum – Charles Tournemire (1870-1939)
The National Anthem – Arranged Carol Williams


Program for 2 p.m. on April 5

San Diego Civic Organist Emeritus Robert Plimpton will play the following selections:
America, the Beautiful –  Arranged by Robert Plimpton
Toccata on the French Easter Carol “O Sons and Daughters” – Lynnwood Farnam (1885-1930)
Prelude and Fugue in a minor (BWV 543) – J. S. Bach (1685=1750)
To Spring    – Edvard Grieg (1843-1907) Transcription by Edwin H. Lemare
Gothic Suite – Leon Boëllmann (1862-1897)
Introduction- Choral
Menuet gothique
Prière á Notre-Dame
The Bells of St. Anne de Beaupré – Alexander Russell (1880-1953)
Festival March (The Balboa Park Organ Suite) – Michael Burkhardt (b. 1955)
“Battle Hymn of the Republic: – 19th century American
“Lift Every Voice and Sing” – J. Rosamond Johnson
The Whole World in His Hands – Spiritual, Arranged by Joe Utterback (b. 1944)
Toccata (Symphony 5) – Charles-Marie Widor (1844-1937)
The National Anthem


Insider Brunch & Tour – May 9, 2015

Coffee, Brunch, Concert & Tour

Join us May 9 for coffee, brunch, a concert and a private tour of the inside of the majestic Spreckels Organ. Coffee and brunch will take place in the Loggia Room of the historic House of Hospitality in the heart of Balboa Park and will be catered by the renowned Prado Restaurant.

prado fountainFollowing a concert with our always fantastic Civic Organist, Carol Williams, attendees will have the unique opportunity to go inside the organ to see firsthand the intricate innerworkings of this San Diego landmark. Docents will be nearby to explain the complex mechanics that give this magnificent instrument its voice and to answer any questions.

Tickets for this wonderful event are only $47.25 per person. Reservations must be made by May 1.

Click here to make your reservation today!


9:30 a.m. – Coffee

10:00 a.m. – Brunch

11:15 a.m. – Concert

12:00 p.m. – Tour

Menu – Catered by the Prado Restaurant

  • Freshly Brewed Coffee, Decaf & Tea
  • Orange, Apple, and Cranberry Juice
  • Fresh Fruit & Berries
  • Bagels with Cream Cheese
  • Scrambled Eggs
  • Cinnamon Brioche French Toast
  • Orange Zest Butter, Maple Syrup
  • Sweet Cream Butter and Fruit Preserves
  • Smoked Bacon and Country Sausage
  • Prado Spanish Potatoes


Reserve your spot by clicking here or by emailing sosorgan@gmail.com

Easter at the Organ Pavilion

Sunrise Service starts 6:30 a.m. – conducted by Faith Presbyterian Church. San Diego Civic Organist Emeritus Robert Plimpton will play the Spreckels Organ. Choir conducted by Joe Rodriguez, former longtime Administrator of the Spreckels Organ Society.

Easter Sunday Concert at 2 p.m. – Robert Plimpton, organist.

Robert Plimpton is a native of Pennsylvania and is currently the

Concert Program: March 29 at 2 p.m.

This Sunday,  San Diego Civic Organist Dr. Carol Williams,will play the following selections —
America — Arranged by Carol Williams
Lo Ballo Dell’ Intorcia – Antonio Valente (ca. 1520-81)
Praeludium – Nicolaus Bruhns (1665-97)
B. A. C. H.  —   C. P. E. Bach (1714-88)
Greensleeves – Traditional
Venus Toccata, Op. 9 – Carol Williams (Contemporary)
Palladio – Karl Jenkins (Contemporary)
Misty – Erroll Garner (1923-77)
Three Verses from the Te Deum – Anonymous (Published Paris 1531)
Te Deum – Charles Tournemire (1870-1939)
The National Anthem – Arranged by Carol Williams.


Free concert on the great Spreckels Organ. Ample seating in the sunshine, with shade umbrellas available for rental from the Spreckels Organ Society.

If you’re at home to beat the heat, catch us online by clicking the “Webcast” menu option, above. The little camera in this photo  gives you a closeup view of Carol at the console.