Public sings Christmas carols at Spreckels Organ!

Ordinary people from San Diego and around the world gather in Balboa Park to sing Christmas carols at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion.
Ordinary people from San Diego and around the world gather in Balboa Park to sing Christmas carols at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion.

Today a special event was held in Balboa Park–at the outdoor Spreckels Organ Pavilion, to be exact. The public was invited to get up on the stage and participate in the singing of traditional Christmas carols! Along with San Diego’s world-famous organ, of course!

Carols included White Christmas, What Child Is This, Silent Night, Joy To The World, Hark The Herald Angels Sing, Deck the Halls, The Twelve Days of Christmas, O Holy Night, It Came Upon The Midnight Clear, Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town, Silver Bells, and many more.

Young and old sang their hearts out. Dr. Carol Williams, San Diego’s official Civic Organist, was outstanding as usual. The Spreckels Organ Society’s energetic Ross Porter dashed about the stage as he led the singing. It’s feeling a lot like Christmas!

Halfway through Sunday's free two o'clock concert, audience members were invited onto the stage to sing along with the Spreckels Organ.
Halfway through Sunday’s free two o’clock concert, audience members were invited onto the stage to sing along with the Spreckels Organ.
A good crowd was enjoying a nice day in December, the weekend before Christmas.
A good crowd was enjoying a nice day in December, the weekend before Christmas.
Lots of singers have filed onto the stage in front of the pipe organ. Now it's time to sing lots of joyful carols like musical superstars!
Lots of singers have filed onto the stage in front of the pipe organ. Now it’s time to sing lots of joyful carols like musical superstars!
Dr. Carol Williams is one of the world's finest concert organists, and a great composer. Originally from Great Britain, she now makes San Diego her home.
Dr. Carol Williams is one of the world’s finest concert organists, and a great composer. Originally from Great Britain, she now makes San Diego her home.
Ross Porter leads everybody in song. What a ham!
Ross Porter leads everybody in song. What a ham!
Folks at the rear of the Spreckels Organ Pavilion relax and listen. A few people check out the manger scenes left over from December Nights.
Folks at the rear of the Spreckels Organ Pavilion relax and listen. A few people check out the manger scenes left over from December Nights.
Lots of people had Santa hats and festive holiday clothing. Some dogs did, too.
Lots of people had Santa hats and festive holiday clothing. Some dogs did, too.
Members of the audience head up toward the stage. It was just too much fun!
Members of the audience head up toward the stage. It was just too much fun!
Even the Spreckels Organ Society volunteers were singing along!
Even the Spreckels Organ Society volunteers were singing along!

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13 thoughts on “Public sings Christmas carols at Spreckels Organ!”

  1. Thanks for sharing this ! It sure looked like a great time was had by all.
    I like this post particularly because my trust in humanity was rekindled when I read about this event- a lot of joyful singing and making a noise to remember the event that people all over the world are celebrating. Often, in the mad muddle of things, we tend to forget what Christmas is all about. The photos of the participants, ( dogs included) were uplifting.
    Thank you !
    Susie

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      1. Richard, I came to your blog through Danny’s share. I went through all 37 points you made about how to overcome writer’s block- I tried to go back to your blog to find the original article but couldn’t – so please can you send me a link ? I wrote all 37 of them down- I need to be asking you a couple of questions, and hence the request.
        Susie

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      2. I just now woke up here in San Diego in the middle of the night because I knew my guest post would be published about now. I’m going to comment on Mostly Blogging, then I’ll post a link on Cool San Diego Sights. Give me a few minutes!

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      3. Richard, I am sorry but take your time-it can wait till you properly wake up and are ready- I am sure many more will have a lot of questions and you will have many more followers too at the end of it.
        Susie

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