Organs and Organists on Temple Square

About the Organs and Organists on Temple Square

From the Tabernacle organ with its iconic, gilded façade to the imposing, cherry wood case of the Conference Center organ; from the flamed copper pipework of the Assembly Hall organ to the other smaller organs used for worship or in practice rooms, the pipe organs on Temple Square exhibit a breadth of approach to organ construction and tonal design. While each of these instruments receives regular use, the Tabernacle and Conference Center organs are heard most often by the public—in recitals, on the Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s weekly broadcast of Music and the Spoken Word, on numerous recordings, and at countless other occasions.

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir organ staff consists of three full-time and two part-time musicians. These organists carry on the more than 100-year-old tradition of daily recitals on Temple Square and support the Choir in its rehearsals and performances.