Piping Up! Second Anniversary Concert Stream

Plan now to watch the Internet series Piping Up! Organ Concerts at Temple Square celebrate its second  anniversary with a special concert called “Pieces of Eight” featuring each of the current Tabernacle and Temple Square organists: Richard Elliott, Andrew Unsworth, Brian Mathias, Linda Margetts, and Joseph Peeples with three emeritus organists: John Longhurst, Clay Christiansen, and Bonnie Goodliffe.

The second anniversary concert stream on Wednesday, June 22, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. will include performances on the two largest and most famous organs on Temple Square: The Tabernacle’s Æolian-Skinner organ and the Conference Center’s Schoenstein organ. This second anniversary special is being called “Pieces of Eight”—not because it has anything to do with old Spanish coins—but because, when you add the three emeritus organists to the five current Temple Square and Tabernacle organists, you get eight brilliant musicians!

Piping Up! Second Anniversary Concert
“Pieces of Eight”

  • WHEN:
    Wednesday, June 22
    at 6:00 p.m.  (Mountain Time)

The music for the program will include organ music arranged by the renowned former Taberrnacle organist Robert Cundick: the “National Emblem March,” and “Abide with Me, ‘Tis Eventide.” The program will also feature “Pavane pour un infant defunte” by Ravel; “Ich Geh und such emit Verlangen,” BWV 49 by Bach; Adagio in E Major by Bridge; and “Festival Toccata on ‘St. Anne’” by Swann. The full program is available here!

Audiences will enjoy the organists’ comments and answers to questions often asked of Tabernacle and Temple Square organists:

  • What goes into preparing an organ duet with a unique set of challenges: the pedaling, arms crossing, manuals, and registration changes?
  • What is involved in being the designated organist for an episode of Music & the Spoken Word?
  • What have you learned from your colleagues about the legacy of performing on the Tabernacle organ?
  • What are the advantages of using tablets to display music and Bluetooth buttons to turn pages? How do you mark up your scores digitally when you are preparing a piece?
  • When the Conference Center was built, what were the key issues that were faced when it was decided that the space should have a pipe organ?