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Tabernacle Organ Virtuoso Concert with Gabriele Terrone

To showcase the organ and world-renowned organists, the new “Tabernacle Organ Virtuoso Performance Series” presents its second concert on Friday, October 7, at 7:30 p.m. in the Salt Lake Tabernacle with Dr. Gabriele Terrone, the organist and assistant director of music at the Cathedral of the Madeleine in Salt Lake City.

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.

Gabriele Terrone is the Organist and Assistant Director of Music at the Cathedral of the Madeleine in Salt Lake City, Utah since 2014. In this role, he is the principal organist and the principal assistant of the Cathedral Director of Music. He also serves as music faculty of the Madeleine Choir School, assisting with the training and preparation of the choristers, and as Director of the Eccles Organ Festival. Dr. Terrone will perform music by composers Johann Sebastian Bach, Giovanni Morandi, Felix Mendelssohn, and César Franck for this special organ event.

Terrone was born in Rome, Italy, where he also received most of his music education, obtaining the Diploma in Organ and Composition from the Italian State Conservatory and afterward attended a postgraduate program in organ improvisation in the Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music in Roma and the Hochschüle für Musik in Luzern (Switzerland). Terrone graduated with honors in Mathematics at La Sapienza University of Rome and earned a Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Padova. Before coming to Utah, he served in the papal Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore in Roma, first as Assistant Organists then as Titular Organist.

View the program here.