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PIPE ORGANS OF
TEMPLE SQUARE

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH

About the Tabernacle

[Photo of Tabernacle exterior]
The Salt Lake Tabernacle

[A.S.C.E. plaque on east end of Tabernacle]
Plaque on east end of Tabernacle,
 certifying the building as a
 National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark

Fast Facts:

  • Announced: April 1863, by Daniel H. Wells
  • Ground broken:
  • Cornerstone laid: July 26, 1864
  • Completed/Dedicated:
  • Location: West end of Temple Square, just inside west gate
  • Architect:
  • Exterior materials: sandstone pillars supporting wooden frame roof; aluminum roofing
  • Seating capacity: 6,500
  • Dimensions:
  • Primary uses of building: occasional large church meetings; weekly Music and the Spoken Word program featuring the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and organ; daily organ recitals featuring the Ćolian-Skinner pipe organ; other musical events, most of which are held under the auspices of the Temple Square Concert Series
  • Other interesting facts:
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Click here for current specification.

For specifications of current and previous organs in the Tabernacle, as archived in the Osiris database, click here.


Pipe Organs in the Tabernacle

[Photo of Tabernacle Organ]
Ćolian-Skinner Organ
[Demonstration organ in the Tabernacle]
Demonstration Organ

Sorry, this page currently under construction!  Please see Jay Windley's Mormon Tabernacle Organ web site.

Demonstration organ by Eldon Ives.

For Further Reading

Please refer to the Tabernacle Organ bibliography page.

This site is maintained by Richard Elliott, who is solely responsible for its content.
This is not an official publication of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
©2000 Richard Elliott
(This page was last updated on 29 July 2005 )

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