Piping Up! Announces First Anniversary Concert Stream
Plan now to watch the new series Piping Up! Organ Concerts on Temple Square celebrate its first-year anniversary featuring each of the Tabernacle and Temple Square organists: Richard Elliott, Andrew Unsworth, Brian Mathias, Linda Margetts, and Joseph Peeples.
The First Anniversary concert stream on Wednesday, June 30, will feature all five organists performing on three of the famed organs on Temple Square: The Tabernacle organ, The Assembly Hall organ, and the Joseph Smith Memorial Building organ. Bringing back an old tradition that has been renewed, talented organist Joseph Peeples will be playing an organ selection piece determined through an audience social media poll.
The concert finale music selection will include all five organists—through the magic of modern technology—performing together Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto no. 3, mvt. 3 (Allegro) on the same organ!
Piping Up! One-Year Anniversary Concert
Wednesday, June 30 at 12:00 Noon (Mountain Time)
Just months after the world pandemic suspended live daily organ performances on Temple Square—a beloved tradition going back to 1908—the talented Tabernacle and Temple Square organists proposed the start of the new Piping Up! concerts which began streaming on June 17, 2020. At that time, no one knew how long the live performances would be paused.
To date, nearly 3,000,000 people around the world have now been able to enjoy Piping Up! concert streams from Temple Square. Using the technology available today, concerts are recorded and streamed from organ locations on Temple Square without a live audience to keep everyone safe. Now they’ve become the newest Temple Square tradition. Dr. Luke Howard, a singing member of The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square and associate professor of Music History at BYU, narrates each broadcast with fascinating information about the music and composers to enhance the concert for those who join us.
Piping Up! Information You’ll Want to Know!
Programs for each concert are available to download from the Piping Up! events page (tabchoir.org/pipingup)
Piping Up! Concerts Continue to be Available on Demand
The weekly Wednesday organ streams, like those since the concerts’ inception in June, 2020, will be available for viewing on-demand following the stream. Previous concerts are found on the Choir’s YouTube channel and Facebook page with the name of the performing organist and their concert music repertoire listed.
Request Organ Repertoire for a Future Concert Performance
Hearkening back to a Temple Square tradition from years ago, Piping Up! fans can now request repertoire for consideration for performance in a future concert. If you would like to submit a request, please click here to enter the title and composer of the organ piece. Periodic future Piping Up! concerts will include music requested from patrons.
In case you missed it! Watch the 5 Tabernacle and Temple Square organists performing together the “Finale” from the William Tell Overture during the premier concert on June 17, 2020 :