Piping Up: Organ Concerts at Temple Square | November 06, 2020
Tabernacle Organist emeritus Clay Christiansen
1. “Prelude” from Suite in D Major, HWV 349 (Handel)
2. “A Mother’s Lullaby,” from Suite for Organ (Christiansen)
3. Sonata No. 3 (Mendelssohn)
4. “Come, Come Ye Saints” (arr. Christiansen)
5. “We Gather Together (Kremser)” (arr. Christiansen)
6. “Exaltation” from Suite for Organ (Christiansen)
Host: Luke Howard
The new organ concert series, Piping Up: Organ Concerts at Temple Square, will begin streaming thirty-minute concerts on Monday, June 22. Concerts will stream at 12:00 p.m. (mountain) on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Each concert will feature a different Tabernacle or Temple Square organist. A PDF of the organ concert programs will be posted online on the organ concert event page for all patrons who are interested: tabchoir.org/pipingup
Both Temple Square organs will be featured in the concert series. Audiences will be able stream concerts featuring the famed iconic Salt Lake Tabernacle organ from June 22 to July 10. The concerts will move to the Conference Center organ beginning on July 13 to accommodate scheduled renovations to the Tabernacle organ.
(Please note: this event is filmed without an audience.)
Noon organ recitals have been a tradition on Temple Square for more than a century. The current pandemic has halted this tradition temporarily, but now via the internet the noon organ recitals will resume without an audience but with full COVID-compliant precautions. The five accomplished Tabernacle and Temple Square organists Richard Elliott, Andrew Unsworth, Brian Mathias, Linda Margetts, and Joseph Peeples will be featured in a new concert series. The concerts will be presented three times each week on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 12:00 noon. (mountain).