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, a new “Virtuoso Performance Series” begins Friday, May 13 at 7:30 p.m. in the Tabernacle. Dr. James Higdon, much admired organist from the University of Kansas, headlines the inaugural event. For more information check here.
The “Virtuoso Performance Series” in the Tabernacle on Temple Square is open to the public at no charge. Plans for the series include concerts about once each quarter during the year.
The next performance in the series is set for August 26 at 7:30 p.m., and will feature Dr. Gabriele Terrone, organist at Salt Lake’s Cathedral of the Madeleine.
Since 1901 organists have showcased the remarkable Tabernacle organ in free noon recitals. What began as 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 Broadcasts.ChurchofJesusChrist.org.