The Tabernacle Choir Blog

The Organists on Temple Square are Piping Up!

The kick-off online concert is Wednesday, June 17 at 7:00 p.m. MDT. The weekly streams begin Monday, June 22 at noon MDT.

The music of the organ, like that of the Choir, has the power to bring peace and joy and help people feel closer to God. Watch and listen as the Tabernacle organists share this music in a new streamed series of organ concerts. Now all music fans, church musicians, organ fans, and fans of The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square and Music & the Spoken Word can enjoy the music of the famous organs at Temple Square wherever you are in the world!

Noon organ recitals have been a tradition on Temple Square for more than a century. The current pandemic has halted this tradition temporarily, but now via the internet, the noon organ recitals will resume without an audience but with full COVID-compliant precautions.

The five accomplished Tabernacle and Temple Square organists Richard Elliott, Andrew Unsworth, Brian Mathias, Linda Margetts, and Joseph Peeples will be featured in a new concert series which will be streamed on the Choir’s YouTube channel, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Live Broadcast page, and the Choir website home page. The concerts will be presented three times each week on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 12:00 noon. (mountain).

An evening online organ concert will be held to publicize the start of the weekly organ stream. Read more about both events!


PIPING UP: Tabernacle Organists in Concert
June 17
Wednesday, at 7:00 p.m. (mountain)

Join us online for a premier organ concert event, Piping Up: Tabernacle Organists in Concert, on Wednesday, June 17, at 7:00 p.m. (mountain). This 45-minute concert will feature each of the five organists performing a wide variety of music from classical to traditional hymns and spirituals. Don’t miss the concluding selection which features all five organists playing one piece! The performance will amaze as only Tabernacle organists can! (Please note: this event is filmed without an audience.)


PIPING UP: Organ Concerts at Temple Square
Beginning June 22
Monday, Wednesday, Friday at Noon (mountain)

The new organ concert series, Piping Up: Organ Concerts at Temple Square, will begin streaming thirty-minute concerts on Monday, June 22. Concerts will stream at 12:00 p.m. (mountain) on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Each concert will feature a different Tabernacle or Temple Square organist. A PDF of the organ concert programs will be posted online on the organ concert event page for all patrons who are interested.

Both Temple Square organs will be featured in the concert series. Audiences will be able to stream concerts featuring the famed iconic Salt Lake Tabernacle organ from June 22 to July 10. The concerts will move to the Conference Center organ beginning on July 13 to accommodate scheduled renovations to the Tabernacle organ.

(Please note: all events are filmed without an audience.)

Learn more about the Organs and Organists on Temple Square.