The Tabernacle
The Tabernacle
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Home to the world-famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the Tabernacle Organ.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • DLP
    New Jersey1,947 contributions
    They are good!!
    The tabernacle was surrounded by construction when we visited, but you could still hear the choir and they were fantastic! The kids were dreading it, but afterwards they also commented about how good the music had been. It was very easy to sit and listen. There was plenty of seating and it was comfortable. People were friendly and welcoming.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 3, 2023
  • Kenda L
    78 contributions
    Do the free organ recital!
    Attended the free organ recital at noon on Saturday. A wonderful way to see the beautiful building and organ, and take a quiet moment in the midst of travel business! Family of four (including teenager and 8 year old child) enjoyed!
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 13, 2023
  • Lorrie H
    18 contributions
    The performance gave me goose bumps
    We timed our visit perfectly. The organist was doing a 30 minute recital of music. It was a fabulous performance. The lighting and sound was a wonderful experience. Highly recommend visiting if you are in Salt Lake City
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 4, 2023
  • snapshotsofzen
    Denver, Colorado231 contributions
    Quick stop
    We visited the tabernacle when there was not a performance. The inside is a bit underwhelming. I’m sure it’s much better when there is a performance. We walked around the grounds and met two Mormon missionaries that were very friendly. Definitely stop by if you’re in SLC.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 12, 2023
  • Ian R
    10 contributions
    A worthwhile free experience
    Worth a visit. Not suitable for young, noisy children. Great acoustics. Calm and cool (A/C) break from the heat outside. Nice to learn about history of their organs the Mormons too. Check recital times online. All very perfect.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written February 9, 2024
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art89
yardley pa169 contributions
Jun 2022
Besides the history and the amazing building itself, the real fame of the Tabernacle is it's acoustics. To me, this is what makes it truly a spectacular sight to experience. Here's what you need to do:

There are young “missionary” guides in the square and in the Tabernacle who were very pleasant and not at all preachy. Go into the Tabernacle and find a one of these guides. Ask them if they would do a “acoustic demonstration”, then walk to the very, very back. If possible they will go onto the pulpit and announce the demonstration. First they will shut off all electrical amplification, then play the amazing organ (or play a recording), then they will rip a piece of paper, drop a handful of paper clips and finally a single pin. It sounds like they are standing next to you. Everyone in our group, including the teens, thought it amazing.

By the way, don't miss the BeeHive house. 1/2 hour tour will give a better understanding of the times and people.
Written June 15, 2022
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Busy T
Coquitlam, Canada61 contributions
Feb 2020
Whether you are a Mormon or not The Tabernacle is a sight to see. Three levels of seating of 20,000 seats each. The Choir rehearses every Thursday evening. The building is a piece of art. The Sisters gave me a demonstration of a pin and nail being dropped as well as a piece of paper being torn while at the head of the church. You could hear it as if you were standing next to them. The acoustics is amazing!
Written March 8, 2020
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katieqd
Kohler, WI183 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
We attended the free Sunday morning choir performance and it was well worth the drive down from park city. On our walk over from the easy to access and free parking structure we chatted with a local man and his son. They were friendly and shared information about the facility, the performance and the area. The show was really phenomenal and the choir sang a variety of music, one piece is a favorite Irish song of ours that we love! During the informative welcome introductions were made of noteworthy and some famous members of the audience who were visiting the salt lake area. The entire experience was the perfect way to begin our Sunday morning and we will be back when visiting the area again.
Written February 29, 2020
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Patricia B
Houston, TX15 contributions
Dec 2021
We visited the Mormon Temple hoping to hear the choir practice but they were performing that night so we missed out. The Tabernacle was well staffed with knowledgeable staff who gave us a map of the whole Mormon complex. We met one of the Mormon missionary sisters and had a delightful conversation. She was very supportive and friendly. We visited in December 2021..it had snowed but we got around OK because the sidewalks and streets were cleared. The Temple was undergoing extensive renovation. All were extremely friendly. They were shaking the snow off the trees decorated in bright Christmas lights. Worth your time to see the history of the Mormon church. Do not forget to go to the nearby genealogy library called Family Search- they have 5 full databases so they can trace your family history back hundreds of years.
Written January 27, 2022
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Kaydfw888
Dallas, TX155 contributions
Dec 2021 • Couples
Being inside this building and seeing the organ is a wonderful experience. The acoustics were demonstrated for us by one of the sisters. She stood up front and tore a piece of newspaper and dropped a pin - all without a microphone - and we could hear perfectly from near the back of the building.
Written December 25, 2021
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Kenny S
322 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
My family and I were visiting SLC for just a few days. We made it a point to visit the beautiful tabernacle for an organ recital that was available to the public. The recital was truly fantastic and we very much enjoyed it. Moreover the staff surrounding the area were very friendly and kind to our two little girls. We definitely recommend this to travelers visiting SLC!!
Written August 8, 2021
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cornwall15
Durham, NC169 contributions
Aug 2021
As we walked around Temple Square we spoke to some of the volunteers and found out there was an organ recital in the Tabernacle (free, of course), so we got about 15 minutes of it. The acoustics were quite good and the organ very impressive. It's worth a visit if you're a music lover.
Written September 28, 2021
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Nancy S
Waco, TX89 contributions
Oct 2022
Attended the noon organ recital and the Thursday night choir rehearsal. Both were awe inspiring. During the organ recital the organist brought the eleven thousand pipe organ to life. Attended the choir rehearsal 45 years ago and don't remember there being an orchestral present. The music was so inspiring it brought tears to my eyes. All the LDS personnel were very friendly and helpful. No donations were requested or CD sales in the lobby. This is truly a ministry of devotion and love. I highly recommend visiting when in SLC.
Written October 12, 2022
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Antsgirl85
Long Island, NY255 contributions
Aug 2022
Visited Temple Square area on a Sunday evening. Yes they are doing construction but please note you can still visit the buildings. We learned during our evening stroll that Organ Recitals occur Daily at noon and last 30 minutes.
Reservations not needed. And it's free. So that's what we did after breakfast on Monday.
It was magnificent to see and hear.
Don't miss this !
Written August 30, 2022
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D J W
Salt Lake City, UT42 contributions
Sep 2021
I am old enough to remember attending general conference and other meetings in the Tabernacle. As a younger person I had season tickets to the Utah Symphony which performed there before the Abravanel Symphony Hall was built. We did the Hosanna Shout for the Jordan River Temple in the Tabernacle. But my favorite memories of the Tabernacle was attending The Messiah performed there for many years by the Salt Lake Oratorio Society. The church has moved on to the Conference Center for most large gatherings, but the Tablernacle will always have a place in my heart.
Written August 28, 2022
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The Tabernacle, Salt Lake City