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 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. For more information check here.
This performance on the Tabernacle organ by Dr. Terrone is open to the public at no charge. Plans for the series include concerts once each quarter during the year.
The third performance in the series is set for Friday, November 4 at 7:30 p.m., and will feature Andrew Unsworth, Tabernacle organist on Temple Square since 2007.
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 Broadcasts.ChurchofJesusChrist.org.