A couple of impressions from my wonderful visit to the organs in the Tabernacle and Conference Center yesterday afternoon: the sound of the Aeolian-Skinner organ in the Tabernacle is simply mesmerizing! I could have spent all day exploring the lush string sections and the many beautiful solo stops such as the English and French Horns...
The sheer size of the Conference Center is quite overwhelming (it seats 21,000 people!), and the Schoenstein is a mighty beast with all the bells and whistles (160 speaking stops) designed to fill it - and a lot of fun to play :)
I also got to spent some time on the Sipe's organ in the Assembly Hall, which is perfect for Baroque music and as such completes the incredible organ collection on Temple Square.
Major thanks to Principal Organist Richard Elliott for making this visit possible, and to his assistant Bill for showing me around all afternoon, including a behind-the-scenes tour of the Tabernacle organ and the tunnel system under Temple Square!
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|Jens Korndoerfer - Concert Organist||