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Tabernacle Organ Recitals

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Address: 50 N West Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84150-0590
Phone Number: 18012403221
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Half-hour recitals featuring the world-famous pipe organ in the Mormon...

Half-hour recitals featuring the world-famous pipe organ in the Mormon Tabernacle are offered free of charge nearly every day of the year, holidays included. Performances take place Mondays through Saturdays at 12:00 noon, and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. A second performance is added on Mondays through Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. between Labor Day and Memorial Day. The doors open 10 minutes before each concert. Admission is free and open to all people of all ages. Those attending should come to door #11 on the east end of the Tabernacle, near the flagpole.

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If you are a fan of organ music then this is well-worth your time. It seems that no one plays the organ anymore so it's almost like traveling back in time. The music is very much... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 28, 2015
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Murray, Utah
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Murray, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

If you are a fan of organ music then this is well-worth your time. It seems that no one plays the organ anymore so it's almost like traveling back in time. The music is very much a selection of European classics; if you close your eyes you'll think you're back in Germany or Austria listening to a concert in one... More 

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West Babylon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

beautiful organ, I realized that I don't particularly like organ music. would have left in the middle but didn't want to be rude.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 via mobile

The organ was mildly impressive. The music was traditional, muddy, and lacked much personality. It's easy to sneak out between pieces so go if you want to sit for a few minutes.

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Franklinville, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

After all the hype we expected much more than what was offered. Do not take children as they will be bored and restless. If you just need rest and meditation this will be for you.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

Find out the hours there organ is practicing and join the group to enjoy the organ .we sat in the back and was completely enthralled. One thing I found strange, no clappping and no noise.

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Winter Haven, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This was well worth the time to stay and listen. The woman who performed was extremely good. The pipe organ is HUGE! How anyone can perform on it with all the levels of controls and pedals needing to be pushed is extraordinary. Music was loud but beautiful. The acoustics were surprising. Audience must be extremely quiet. May not be for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We wanted to see the Tabernacle, but the choir was not in town. Instead, we went to one of the frequent organ recitals. Magnificent! Short acoustic demo was an eye-opener. Building is dated and a bit worn, but still impressive. If you're around Temple Square you don't want to miss this.

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Willard
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This is a must see historical, architectural engineering feat. Step inside to take a load off your weary feet and enjoy the fabulous acoustics of this 19th century domed delight.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

It is a very enriching experience, listening to the organ recital. The auditorium is excellent, acoustic is superb.

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Midlothian, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We attended the 2 PM FREE recital on Sunday in the Mormon Tabernacle. The organist was amazing, her hands flew over the keyboards (there are 5). The organ has more than 11,000 pipes and the sound was unbelievable. Before she began the concert the organist demonstrated the amazing acoustics of the building; you can literally hear a pin drop more... More 

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