"9/11 | Coming Together" 20th Anniversary Special

Tabernacle

Learn more about the organ in the Tabernacle

Fast Facts

  • Announced: April 1863, by Daniel H. Wells
  • Ground broken:
  • Cornerstone laid: July 26, 1864
  • Completed/Dedicated:
  • Location: West end of Temple Square, just inside west gate
  • Architect:
  • Exterior materials: sandstone pillars supporting wooden frame roof; aluminum roofing
  • Seating capacity: 6,500
  • Dimensions:
  • Primary uses of building: occasional large church meetings; weekly Music & the Spoken Word program featuring the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and organ; daily organ recitalsfeaturing the Æolian-Skinner pipe organ; other musical events, most of which are held under the auspices of the Temple Square Concert Series

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