Our organist, Viktor Billa, has been invited to perform a solo recital at Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Utah. It will be the fourth concert of the new Tabernacle Organ Virtuoso Performance Series. Plans for the series include concerts once each quarter during the year on Fridays at 7:30 p.m.
Viktor will be performing on Friday, February 3, 2023, at 7:30 p.m. You are welcome to travel to Salt Lake City to attend in person or watch online. This performance on the Tabernacle organ is open to the public at no charge.
The Tabernacle Choir website describes the series this way:
“Few organs—anywhere—have such a storied history, are as well-known or highly regarded as the Tabernacle Organ on historic Temple Square in Salt Lake City. This world-renowned, iconic pipe organ with five manuals (keyboards) and 206 ranks of organ pipes is among the world’s largest instruments—and one of the most heralded. Its famous golden pipes, made of wood staves fashioned from Utah timber and visible on the front facade, still add to the sound of the famous instrument even today. Since 1901 organists have showcased the remarkable Tabernacle organ in free noon recitals. What began as a twice-a-week free event soon became a daily program and that tradition continues today. The organ is also featured in a series, Piping Up: Organ Concerts at Temple Square, and the newly started Tabernacle Organ Virtuoso Performance Series.”
Viktor’s invitation to the Tabernacle Organ Virtuoso Performance Series is an exciting honor and Viktor is looking forward to playing there and welcoming you.