Carol Williams

Carol Williams: Organ

Genre: Classical

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Synoposis

Current Status: Performs nearly every Sunday, 2 p.m, at Spreckels Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park

Background:

Carol Williams is the San Diego Civic Organist and artistic director of the Spreckels Organ Society. Having earned a doctorate in music from the Manhattan School of Music, she can frequently be seen performing on Sundays at Spreckels Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park.

A new ten year contract ($28,860 annually) negotiated in 2011 will enable the longtime the San Diego Civic Organist and artistic director of the Spreckels Organ Society to continue performing in Balboa Park. The City of San Diego, which has paid an annual salary to a Civic Organist since 1926, had previously stated it might not be able continue the tradition.

On September 2, 2012, she scored a world record by playing the Spreckels Organ in Balboa Park for twelve consecutive hours.

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