Tabernacle Organ Virtuoso Performance Series

Few organs—anywhere—have such a storied history, are as well-known or highly regarded as the Tabernacle Organ on historic Temple Square in Salt Lake City. This world-renowned, iconic pipe organ with five manuals (keyboards) and 206 ranks of organ pipes is among the world’s largest instruments—and one of the most heralded. Its famous golden pipes, made of wood staves fashioned from Utah timber and visible on the front facade, still add to the sound of the famous instrument even today.

To showcase the organ and world-renowned organists, the new Tabernacle Virtuoso Performance Series presents four 2023 performances in the Salt Lake Tabernacle at 7:30 p.m. on Friday evening.

February 3, 2023

Viktor Billa
Ukrainian organist, doctoral candidate at Florida State University

May 19, 2023

James O'Donnell
Professor of the Practice of Music at Yale University

August 18, 2023

Daniel Kerr
Chair of Music Department, Professor of Organ, BYU-Idaho

October 13, 2023

Brian Mathias
Tabernacle Organist

More information about each artist and their repertoire will be posted prior to the performance.

No Tickets are Required

These performances on the Tabernacle organ are open to the public (eight years and older) at no charge.

Access to the Tabernacle on Temple Square

Access to the Salt Lake Tabernacle is available through the West gates on West Temple Street. Due to construction on Temple Square, please access a map here.

Since 1901 organists have showcased the remarkable Tabernacle organ in free noon recitals. What began as a twice-a-week free event soon became a daily program and that tradition continues today. The organ is also featured in a series, Piping Up: Organ Concerts at Temple Square, streamed every Wednesday on The Tabernacle Choir’s YouTube channel and website and also on