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"Pipedreams" and recitals feature Tabernacle organists

The nationally syndicated American Public Radio program, "Pipedreams," featured the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Tabernacle organ staff and members of the Orchestra at Temple Square on its upcoming "Beyond the Tabernacle" program.

The two-hour program aired on nearly 200 public radio stations during the week of July 26. In Utah, it will be carried on Classical 89 (KBYU-FM) on Sunday, Aug. 1 at 9 p.m. It will re-air on Aug. 16, 17, 18, 19 and 20 at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Detailed information about the program and the list of radio stations carrying the program in different areas are available at www.pipedreams.org.

The Pipedreams website will carry the program for a limited time period following the airing of the program. The first hour features three of the organs on Temple Square, while the second hour highlights the five current organists from the Salt Lake Tabernacle — Richard Elliott, Clay Christiansen, Andrew Unsworth, Bonnie Goodliffe and Linda Margetts — and Douglas O'Neill, Cathedral of the Madeleine organist. All of them performed at last year's KBYU-FM Organfest at the Cathedral. Organ enthusiasts will also enjoy this year's Organfest, which will take place at Salt Lake City's Cathedral of the Madeleine, 311 East South Temple, on Friday, Aug. 6, at 8 p.m. The concert, now in its third year at the Cathedral, is free to the public. "Organ Fest III" is part of a series to celebrate the 50th anniversary of KBYU radio (FM-89.1/89.5).

In addition, the Tabernacle organ staff and guest organists perform free 30-minute recitals in the Salt Lake Tabernacle on Temple Square from Monday through Saturday noon to 12:30 p.m. During the summer (Memorial Day to Labor Day), the Monday through Saturday recitals are repeated again at 2 p.m. on the Conference Center organ. Sunday recitals are performed from 2 to 2:30 p.m. in the Tabernacle. For more information, go to www.lds.org/events.

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