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Tabernacle Organ Recitals

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Address: 50 N West Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84150-0590
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+1 801-240-3221
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09:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 21:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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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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Free organ recital each day

This is a must do when in Salt Lake City! It is a 1/2 hour organ performance that was breathtaking. The organist did a demonstration of the acoustics in the building by dropping... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Colorado Springs
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a must do when in Salt Lake City! It is a 1/2 hour organ performance that was breathtaking. The organist did a demonstration of the acoustics in the building by dropping a pin - WOW! She did an amazing performance by playing not only on the keyboard but also with the foot pedals. Plus, it is free. Check... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

A very fast 30 minutes listening to this gorgeous organ being played...along with the pin dropping demonstration...I was thrilled to be able to be there...my friends back home are very envious!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

You could listen all day, but at noon you get a special treat someone different plays. Today's woman used both feet and played Familiar tunes.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

My wife and I came here to hear the organ recital on a Sunday afternoon. It is not that far of a walk from Little America hotel where we were staying. The impressive pipe organ is a symbol of the importance Latter-day Saints place on worshipping God through music. The Tabernacle organ has an interesting history. I am glad we... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 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 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 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 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 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 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 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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