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Tabernacle Organ Recitals

50 East North Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
801 240 1000
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Wayne, PA
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Beautiful recital on huge historic organ. Lovely acoustics with out speakers. Recommend tour of The Salt Lake Lake Tabernacle.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Earlier in the day we walked temple square and went into the tabernacle. It's impressive. However, the organ recital brings it to life. The organist demonstrated the acoustics but shredding papers and dropping pins - unbelievable. It was like it was right next to us. Then the organ music started. I'm not a huge fan of organ music but WOW!... More

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beijing, park city
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

It's free, it's world class. Go listen. It's only 30 minutes, but the program is varied and excellent.

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Los Angeles, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Attended the 10:00 a.m. as well as the 2:00 p.m. as recommended by the organist to hear the contrast in hall as well as the organs. The sounds and performance was great. While the recital is brief, the pieces performed represent the range of the organs. A Must for music appreciation lover.

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Commerce, Georgia
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Not only do you get to see the beautiful Tabernacle, you get to hear an organ recital on an instrument that is amazing. Our only problem is we could barely hear the organist speak and were told that we got the "quiet" organist. His playing more than made up for it! Even if you aren't a music lover, don't miss... More

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Uath
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

If you are in downtown Salt Lake City, this short, free organ concert is more than worth a visit. The organist will put one of the world's biggest pipe organs through its paces, and that's impressive. Before the organ concert a Mormon minion will demonstrate the curious acoustics of the Tabernacle by dropping a pin on the stage, which you... More

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Arlington, TX
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I lucked into being in the right place at the right time to hear an entire recital last month. It was preceded by a little history about the building, the music, and massive pipe organ. I just knew I was in for a treat. But then the music started, and it was just...a letdown. I'm sure the organist was quite... More

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San Diego, California, United States
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I went early so I could get a good seat in the tabernacle. Unfortunately, they moved the recital to another building without notifying those of us inside. Bummer. I really wanted to hear the organ.

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London, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
36 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

There is a half hour free concert recital on the famous organ every day in the specially built Tabernacle, built specifically for its acoustics. It's on Mon-Sat at noon & Sun at 2 pm. We were fortunate to hear Richard Elliott perform, who is the main organist for the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. He played 4 masterful pieces, one which showed... More

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Ramstein-Miesenbach, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Who would say 'No' to a free concert in such a beautiful setting? This experience is something every visitor to Salt Lake City should enthusiastically pursue. You will be delighted in the talent and joy of the music! Make sure to arrive before the scheduled performance times of Noon and 2 pm, respectively. It is absolutely worth your time. And... More

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