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Spreckels Organ Society Hosts Rare Insider’s Tour

Saturday, May 14, 2022 from 10 AM to 11 AM
Spreckels Organ Pavilion
$40 – $50

After a two-year hiatus, the Spreckels Organ Society, a non-profit organization curating concerts and performances in the heart of Balboa Park, on the historic Spreckels Organ, is proud to announce the return of its the very popular Insider’s Tour.

The tour enables organ fans to take a very rare “close up” look at the inner workings of the largest open air musical instrument in the world. Included in this tour is an opportunity to enter the organ’s Wind Chest —the “Heartbeat of the Organ”— where very few people are allowed into this pressurized vault portion of the instrument.

Organ Curator Dale Sorenson will welcome guests and present a brief seminar on exactly how the organ operates. A continental style breakfast will be provided. Guests will then be treated to a private performance on the instrument by San Diego Civic Organist Raul Prieto Ramirez. Finally, guests will then be ushered on tours inside the organ itself to see up-close the more than 5,000 pipes that make up this amazing instrument. Then, they will be allowed to enter the pressurized Wind Chest where Sorenson will provide a unique insight rarely seen by the public.

Date | Saturday, May 14, starting at 10 a.m.

Location | Balboa Park

Get tickets here!
Member admission: $40
Non-members admission: $50
Tickets can be obtained at the Pavilion during and after their regular Sunday 2:00 p.m. performances at the Membership Table next to the stage. Membership starts at $25 per person, and $40 per couple.

For more information about the Spreckels Organ Society, visit or call (619) 702-8138.

Spreckels Organ Pavilion

1549 El Prado
San Diego, California
(619) 702-8138

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