2021 Summer Recital Series.
In 2021 we are pleased to offer our first summer organ recital series. Nine organists have joined with Kelvin Smith to provide a free recital for each Saturday from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day. These will be performed on the four-manual, 83 rank pipe organ in the recital hall attached to the residence of Kelvin Smith.
- May 29 Kelvin Smith
- June 5 Neil Harmon
- June 12 Kelvin Smith
- June 19 Kelvin Smith
- June 26 Shelby Fisher
- July 3 Kelvin Smith
- July 10 Valerie Harris
- July 17 Kelvin Smith
- July 24 Andrew Fellows
- July 31 Kelvin Smith
- August 7 Chad Staten and Andrew Staten
- August 14 Alysha Hansen Osterhout
- August 21 Kelvin Smith
- August 28 Kenyon and Dorothy Smith
- Sept. 4 Kelvin Smith
Neil Harmon teaches on the music faculty at Brigham Young University and is a well-known composer of organ music.
Shelby Fisher received a Masters in Music at the University of Utah and is the music director and organist at Christ United Methodist Church in Salt Lake City.
Valerie Harris is currently working towards a doctorate degree in organ performance at Arizona State University. She is a guest organist at Temple Square and has performed in Europe.
Alysha Hansen Osterhout is studying organ at Brigham Young University-Idaho.
Andrew Fellows is a student of Neil Harmon and was the Organ Scholar at the Cathedral of the Madeleine in Salt Lake City.
Chad Staten is a professional airline pilot. He is one of the guest organists for the daily recitals at Temple Square.
Kenyon and Dorothy Smith are Kelvin Smith's son and daughter-in-law. Dorothy earned a degree in Music at Utah State University. Kenyon learned to play at a young age and works at Space Dynamics Laboratory building satellites.
Kelvin Smith earned a Master's Degree in Organ Performance from BYU and is a guest organist at Temple Square. He built the recital hall and organ attached to his home where these recitals are held.
Program for May 29th:
Robert Cundick: Recessional
Robert Cundick: Soliloquy
J.S. Bach: Prelude in Eb Major
J.S. Bach: Schmucke dich, o liebe Seele
J.S. Bach: Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier
J.S. Bach: Fugue in Eb Major on St. Anne
Kelvin Smith: Sweet Hour of Prayer
George Frideric Handel: La Paix and La Rejouissance from Fireworks Music
Charles Marie Widor: Andante Sostenuto from Gothic Symphony
Louis Vierne: Carillon de Westminster