Pacific Symphony logo

Holiday Organ Spectacular

Todd Wilson and the William J. Gillespie Concert Organ

Todd Wilson, organ

Members of Pacific Symphony:
Ben Smolen, flute
Elliott Moreau, bassoon and saxophone
Barry Perkins, trumpet
Mindy Ball, harp
Robert Slack, percussion
Timothy Landauer, cello


Celebrate the season with the king of instruments! Enjoy a magnitude of musical splendors with world-class organist Todd Wilson and members of Pacific Symphony performing a delightful mix of sacred and holiday music. Favorite Christmas carols share the bill with traditional organ works that highlight the $3.1 million William J. Gillespie Concert Organ. 

Phillips: Toccata on "Antioch" from Joy to the World: Three Preludes for Christmas
Traditional, arr. Mahpar: The First Noel
Traditional, arr. Wood: Sussex Carol
Veray, arr. Calzada: Villancico Yaucano
Wood: Pastoral on “Forest Green”
Dupré: Variations on “Adeste Fideles”
Styne, arr. Mahpar: Let It Snow
Handel:  Hallalujah Chorus from Messiah
Widor: Toccata from Symphony No. 5
Roberts: Digression & Dialogue
Traditional, arr. Wood: I Saw Three Ships
Adam, arr. Bassi/Mahpar: O Holy Night
Anderson. arr. Mahpar: Sleigh Ride
Holiday Sing Along: Silent Night & Joy to the World

Program Notes

Learn more about the concert and the artists in the program notes. 


Digital Program Notes: Notestream has partnered with Pacific Symphony to bring you digital program notes in an easy-to-read format on your iPhone or iPad. The NoteStream app includes all the notes you'll find in the program book as well as images and videos. Use the unique "Tap to Listen" feature and Siri herself will read the notes to you! READ THE PROGRAM NOTES on NoteStream

Todd Wilson

Guest Artist

Todd Wilson

Regarded across America and around the world as one of today’s finest concert organists, Todd Wilson is head of the Organ Department at The Cleveland Institute of Music, and Director of Music and Worship at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Cleveland, Ohio. In addition, he is Curator of the E.M. Skinner pipe organ at Severance Hall (home of The Cleveland Orchestra), and House Organist for the newly-restored Aeolian organ at the Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens in Akron, Ohio.