Most people have heard of the famed Mormon Tabernacle Choir, the world-renowned singing voice of Salt Lake City, Utah’s landmark building: the Mormon Tabernacle. But while the choir might be sometimes referred to as “America’s Choir” (and deservedly so), there’s more to discover musically at the Mormon Tabernacle, and Salt Lake City in general, then just 360 talented choristers. Take the Mormon Tabernacle Organ; hear its 11,623 pipes piping for yourself at one of the Tabernacle’s daily recitals. Or look for a performance of the Orchestra at Temple Square, which often accompanies the aforementioned choir and the Temple Square Chorale. Even if sacred music isn’t your cup of tea, it’s worth a detour through to hear the organ for a few minutes at least before moving on to aurally explore the city’s more secular musical offerings.
Topping the list of must-catch events is the Twilight Concert Series, a free summer even in Pioneer Park that pulls in musical performers from funk to folk via pop, punk, hip-hop and reggae. For more information on what’s hot currently, check out the city’s monthly SLUG Magazine. Though heavy on the music side of things, SLUG also has up-to-date information on other events worth noting in the city, including food reviews and theater productions.
And finally they’re cute, almost cuddly and very award-winning. We’re talking about the Salt Lake City Children’s Choir of course, yet another feather in this city’s musical cap. They hold concerts regularly in the area, but if you miss the real think you may be able to still tune in on local radio stations, which often broadcast the performances. In short, whether you opt for Indie or organ there are offerings enough in Salt Lake City, sacred and otherwise, to make you sing for joy. Definitely worth a mental note.