The Salt Lake Tabernacle is located at Temple Square in downtown Salt Lake City. The building is also known as the Mormon Tabernacle, and was originally built to house church meetings and the LDS Church's semi annual General Conference.
The building that houses the Salt Lake Tabernacle was built between 1864 and 1867 and was the home of church meetings and the General Conference for 132 years, until the meetings were moved to a new building in 2000.
The tabernacle is built on a sandstone foundation, with a dome that is supported by forty-four sandstone piers. The seating capacity of the tabernacle is 8,000. One of the main focal points of the tabernacle's interior is the pipe organ, which has 11,623 pipes, and is one of the largest pipe organs in the world. The acoustic sounds of this building was one of the main focal points in its construction, as there were no electronics to help amplify sound when it was constructed.
Today, the Salt Lake Tabernacle is the home of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and at one time also housed the Utah Symphony Orchestra. The Mormon Tabernacle Choir performs throughout the year at the Salt Lake Tabernacle, with many of the events open to the public. Some of these events include the Orchestra on Temple Square Concert held during the spring, and the Annual Christmas Concert, as well as several public rehearsal concerts that are held throughout the year.
Also open to the public is the weekly broadcasts The Music and the Spoken Word and guests are welcome.
There is no charge for admittance to the Salt Lake Tabernacle.