The Tabernacle Organ Virtuoso Performance with Andrew Unsworth
To showcase the Tabernacle organ and world-renowned organists, the new “Tabernacle Organ Virtuoso Performance Series” presents its next concert featuring Andrew Unsworth, an accomplished soloist and Tabernacle organist since 2007, on Friday, November 4, at 7:30 p.m.
Few organs have such a storied history and 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.
- Tabernacle Performance: The “Tabernacle Virtuoso Organ Performance Series” is open to the public at no charge to all those eight years and older. Entrance to the Tabernacle will be through Temple Square’s west gate. To view a map check here.
- Live Stream and On-Demand: This special concert will also be live streamed on the Choir’s YouTube channel at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, November 4, 2022. After the performance ends, the video will be available on-demand as well.
This evening’s program will include selected works by Percy Whitlock, J.S. Bach, Edward Elgar, Maurice Duruflé, Charles Villiers Stanford, Jean Langlais, and George Baker.
Andrew E. Unsworth is one of three full-time organists at the Tabernacle in Salt Lake City, Utah. Prior to this appointment, he served as an Assistant Professor of Music at Stephen F. Austin State University, in Nacogdoches, Texas, and as Organist and Assistant Director of Music at the Cathedral of the Madeleine in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Dr. Unsworth received his Bachelor of Music degree from Brigham Young University in organ performance and pedagogy and then pursued graduate studies in historical performance practice at Duke University, which awarded him the Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. He has performed throughout the United States and Europe as a soloist and accompanist and has served as a recitalist at national and regional conventions of the Organ Historical Society and American Guild of Organists. Dr. Unsworth has written articles on organ performance and teaching in nineteenth-century America for The Organ Yearbook, The American Organist, The Encyclopedia of the Organ, and The Tracker. His solo organ recording, French and German Masterworks, is available on the Raven label. Dr. Unsworth holds the Associateship certificate from the American Guild of Organists, which also awarded him the S. Lewis Elmer Award.