Spreckels Organ Society

Program for Sunday Sept 17

At 2 p.m. the weekly concert will feature the following musical selections:

America – Samuel Ward

Crown Imperial – William Walton (1902-1983)

Outer Hebrides – Paul Halley (b. 1952)

Marche Militaire – Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

Hommage a Frescobaldi: Epilogue – Jean Langlais (1907-1991)

Aria – Charles Callahan (b. 1951)

Concerto in G: i. Allegro –  J. S. Bach (1685-1750)

Washington Post – Sousa-Linger (1854-1932)

Disney Medley:
“The Bare Necessities” from The Jungle Book – Terry Gilkyson (1967 & 2016)
“When you Wish Upon a Star” from Pinocchio – Washington and Leigh Harline
“Let it Go” from Frozen (2013) – arr. Rob Stefanussen

Symphonie I: Final – Louis Vierne (1870-1937)

Star Spangled Banner – Key and Smith
Introduction by Mary Beth Bennett (b. 1954)

Sunday Sept 10 at 2 p.m. – Concert Program

this week’s musical selections include:
From Peer Gynt Suite Op. 46 Edvard Grieg (1843-1907) Transcription Harvey B. Gaul (1881-1945)
IV. In the Hall of the Mountain King
Prelude and Fugue in A Minor, BWV 543 – Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Tuba Tune for Organ – Norman Cocker (1889-1953)
Three jazz organ preludes- Johannes Matthias Michel (b.1962)
   I. Swing Five (Sustain us, Lord with your word)
   II. Bossa Nova (Wonderful King)
   III. Afro-Cuban (In Thee Is Gladness)
From Suite Modale for Organ Op. 43 – Flor Peeters (1903-1986)
   II. Scherzo
From the Fantasy Pieces for Organ Op. 54 – Louis Vierne (1870-1937)
   VI. Carillon De Westminster
National Anthem

Photos: Finale Concert


The August 28 concert brought Carol Williams back to the Organ Pavilion in style! Councilmember Chris Ward presented San Diego’s proclamation of Carol as Civic Organist Emerita. And that was only the beginning of the fun!



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Concert for Sunday Sept 3 at 2 p.m.

Here’s the set of musical selections for Sunday’s concert:

America the Beautiful
Overture to Donna Diana  –  Emile Reznicek / Pittorino
Prelude and Fugue in G major BWV541  –
J. S. Bach (1685-1750)
Andante Espressivo – Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
Prelude and Fugue in G minor  –
Marcel Dupre (1886-1971)


Carmen Suite – Georges Bizet / Pittorino
Chanson du Toréador
Danse Bohème

The National Anthem

Monday August 28 at 7:30 – Season Finale Concert

At 7:30 p.m. on Monday August 28, Carol Williams will play the Spreckels Organ for the finale concert of the 30th season of the Society’s International Summer Organ Festival. She will play solo for the first half of the concert, then after intermission she’ll be joined onstage by the members of the “Carol Williams Band” to offer a musical salute to one of rock-n-roll’s leading legends, The Doors. The concert is preceded by a Beer Tasting event fundraiser for the Society that begins at 5 p.m. Join us for an amazing evening!