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.
Did you know that The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square’s most recent weekly Music & the Spoken Word broadcast is available for on-demand online viewing after its initial airing? With people around the globe looking for uplift and comfort during these troubled times, the broadcast connects people of all languages and all faiths with musical expressions of faith that can soothe and touch each heart.
In late 1988 Richard L. Elliott—who had been teaching organ at Brigham Young University for three years—got a call from Tabernacle organist John Longhurst. He needed an organist to join him in the nation’s capital for a performance with The Tabernacle Choir at the upcoming presidential inauguration of George H. W. Bush. The pieces required four hands, and Tabernacle organist Robert Cundick was staying behind to host the American Classic Organ Symposium. Was Richard available?
The simple fact is we each have a mother. Each mother is unique. Yet mothers are all the same when reaching out with love to their children. “The bond between mothers and their children is one defined by love,” remarked President George W. Bush in a Mother’s Day address. “As a mother’s prayers for her children are unending, so are the wisdom, grace, and strength they provide to their children.”