Mormon Tabernacle Choir Blog

How Do I Attend a Free Organ Recital on Temple Square?

If you plan to visit Salt Lake City, this is the perfect opportunity to witness world-class organists performing world-class music. You can attend a free 30-minute organ recital every day of the week, and you can count on the organists to be at the top of their game at all times. Principal Tabernacle organist Richard Elliott commented, “I have always wanted to win friends for the organ. If you go back in time, you’ll find that it was a well-respected instrument. Mozart called the organ the ‘King of Instruments.’ In his era, the two most impressive feats of human engineering were considered to be the mechanical clock and the pipe organ.”

If you want to watch certain organists or hear specific pieces, you can view the recital programs here to plan your trip accordingly. 

Salt Lake Tabernacle Recitals (Map)

Visitors attending a recital should enter through door 11 of the Salt Lake Tabernacle, which is located on the east side of the building, near the flagpole.

Conference Center Recitals (Map)

If you plan to attend a recital in the Conference Center, enter at door 15, located near the intersection of North Temple and Main Street.

Schedule

  • Year-Round Schedule (Tabernacle): Monday–Saturday, 12:00 noon; Sunday, 2:00 p.m.
  • Memorial Day through Labor Day (Conference Center and Tabernacle): Monday–Saturday, 12:00 noon and 2:00 p.m.; Sunday, 2:00 p.m. (Sunday recitals are held in the Tabernacle)

Parking Information

Click here to view parking information for Temple Square events.

While you plan your organ recital visit, check out our Organs and Organists on Temple Square page, which includes organist biographies, photos, history, articles, performances, products, and more.

Watch videos from each of the Tabernacle organists: