Music presented at the semi-annual general conference meetings of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has usually included The Tabernacle Choir—but there have been some exceptions through the years!
Luke Howard had been singing second bass with The Tabernacle Choir for 13 years when his music career took a decided twist last spring. He was asked to write program notes for Piping Up: Tabernacle Organists in Concert, the kickoff event on June 17, 2020 for a new series of streamed organ concerts featuring the five Tabernacle and Temple Square organists.
For 34 years, Lamont Anderson has scaled ladders and squeezed in between pipes—11,623 of them—to tune the famed Tabernacle organ. In addition, his responsibility as a keyboard technician extends to keeping in tune all nine of the organs on Temple Square from the historic Tabernacle instrument to the imposing organ in the Conference Center, as well as those in the Assembly Hall and the Joseph Smith building.