The organ staff and guest organists perform 30-minute recitals in the Tabernacle from 12:00 noon to 12:30 p.m. & 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Sunday recitals will be performed from 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Tabernacle.
The impressive pipe organ symbolizes the importance Latter-day Saints place on worshipping God through music. The Tabernacle organ has an interesting history. President Brigham Young asked Joseph Harris Ridges, who was born and raised near an organ factory in England, to build the first Tabernacle organ. Suitable timber was located and brought by volunteers from the Parowan and Pine Valley mountains, 300 miles south of Salt Lake City. In the beginning, the organ was powered by hand-pumped bellows, later by water power, and today by electricity. With improved techniques in organ construction, the instrument has been renovated and enlarged several times. Now comprising 11,623 pipes, the organ has 206 sets of pipes (ranks) of voices, and the console has 5 manuals or keyboards. The Tabernacle organ is considered to be one of the finest organs in the world.
The organ in the Conference Center was built in 2000-2003 by Schoenstein & Co. of San Francisco. This organ of the American Romantic style employs a symphonic tonal approach with the richness and warmth characteristic of English instruments. Although designed primarily to provide colorful and varied accompaniment, the organ also renders the solo repertoire beautifully. A five-manual console controls the 7,708 pipes of its 130 ranks, which are spread across seven divisions.
First held in 1966 at the request of Srila Prabhupada (founder of the Hare Krishna Movement), the Sunday Love Feast has evolved as an integrated celebration of Lord Krishna’s pastimes: chanting, hearing spiritual knowledge, dancing, eating, fellowship, and generally sharing the bliss of God’s presence.
A Sunday Love Feast is now held in nearly 400 temples worldwide. Anyone can come regardless of beliefs as we welcome all into an experience of Love.
No one leaves hungry for a taste of the Divine! The dress is casual but nice. A $3 donation is suggested.
Every 1st & 3rd Friday except special occasions or fifth weeks. Dance Instruction begins at 8:00 p.m., dancing from 9:00 p.m. to midnight, during which a variety of food is offered in the multi-purpose room.
LDS standards of dress and conduct apply. All divorces must be final. Age 31+
All dances are fun and safe, and feature “Top 40” music both past and present.
The Music and the Spoken Word broadcast will feature the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Visitors are welcome to come and hear the inspiring music in the historic Tabernacle located on Temple Square. The choir’s weekly radio program, Music and the Spoken Word, first aired on 15 July 1929 and has since become the world’s longest-running network broadcast.
The Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple in Spanish Fork, Utah and was built to meet the needs of the Hindu community in Utah County, Utah and hosts seasonal festivals, weddings, receptions, Yoga classes and other weekly services for prayer and meditation.
Classical and folk dancing, live music, dramas, a ceremony of lights, a huge vegetarian feast, and an offering of respect to a live cow.
The Festival of Lights occurs during the lull between fall harvests and the onset of the monsoons. Thus it is a time of thanksgiving, and that corollary festival is called Anna Kuta (literally meaning “heaps of food”). Lord Krishna inaugurated this festival by inspiring the inhabitants of His village (Vrndavan) to worship the cows on this one day per year and to prepare a huge celebratory feast consisting of no less than 108 preparations.
Guests are encouraged to prepare vegetarian dishes at home (without onions or garlic) and bring them to the temple to augment the devotional offerings. Optionally, one could bring fruits or flowers.
Holi is the Festival of Colors, a traditional Indian holiday celebrated in our own innovative fashion. By far our biggest festival of the year, during Holi thousands of revelers flood the temple and grounds for a day of brightly colored powder, mantra, music, and a bit of “holi” mayhem.
This Annual Eccles Organ Festival is made possible by a generous grant from the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation, and is supported in part by a grant from the Utah Arts Council, the National Endowments of the Arts, Washington D.C. and Salt Lake Zoo, Arts, and Parks.
Sunday Evenings at 8:00 pm. All performances are free of charge and open to the public. Please call 328-8941 for more concert information.