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What was that?

Posted: October 2nd, 2015 | Civic Organist News, Columnists, Featured | No Comments

By Dr. Carol Williams | Civic Organist News “Do you believe in ghosts?” Hmm, I’m not sure if I actually do … I’ve had some very creepy and unexplained experiences with organs while rehearsing in some very old cathedrals and buildings, including the Spreckels Pavilion.

Keep calm …

Posted: September 4th, 2015 | Civic Organist News, Columnists, Featured | 3 Comments

By Dr. Carol Williams | Civic Organist News “Keep Calm and Like me on Facebook.” That is the final statement on my YouTube series, “On the bench with Dr. Carol.” In this series, I interview the finest organists of the world in an informal, coffee shop chat-style format.

Give us a home!

Posted: August 7th, 2015 | Civic Organist News, Columnists, Featured | No Comments

By Carol Williams | Civic Organist News In between learning new scores, rehearsing them, setting up the Spreckels organ for the next Sunday concert, dealing with visiting musicians and composing, I actually do find some time for a little life outside of music.

What it takes

Posted: May 1st, 2015 | Civic Organist News, Columnists, Featured | 4 Comments

By Dr.Carol Williams | Civic Organist News I sit at my comfortable desk in my beautiful home on my wonderful ranch with all the conveniences that anyone could ask for in life. I sit here ready to prepare a musical program for a 12-hour concert I will perform.

A cheesy but organic organist

Posted: April 3rd, 2015 | Civic Organist News, Columnists, Featured | No Comments

By Dr. Carol Williams | Civic Organist News Cheese, yes glorious cheese. I shall never forget the intense taste of cheese from the farmers market in Luxembourg City. We were filming a very long “TourBus” for the King of Instruments video DVD and one of the chapters is a visit to this wonderful farmers market on […]

Weather is no object

Posted: March 6th, 2015 | Civic Organist News, Columnists, Featured | No Comments

Dr. Carol Williams | Civic Organist News Come rain, hail, sleet or snow … there’s a concert every Sunday. Twenty years ago, I had never heard of San Diego. I was living in the south of England, with frequent drives back to visit family in Wales, attending school and lessons for music and organ, and enjoying the old English […]

An introduction to the organ

Posted: February 6th, 2015 | Civic Organist News, Columnists, Featured | 3 Comments

By Dr. Carol Williams | Civic Organist News I adjusted my seat in the saddle and raised the stirrups a little with my feet as Gypsy’s sure-footed cantor took us across a deep stream. Great splashing in, and on we went, to the top of a bluff with glorious sights and smells. I gently asked her to halt and […]