Organist Richard Elliott

Featuring Dr. Richard Elliott, Principal Organist at the Mormon Tabernacle and Accompanist for the Tabernacle Choir in Salt Lake City

Date Friday, November 1, 2013
7:30 p.m.
Location Benson Great Hall - Bethel University
Directions Directions to Bethel University
Cost Free

Event Description

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of Bethel’s Blackinton organ, we present Dr. Richard Elliott, Principal Organist at the Mormon Tabernacle in Salt Lake City.  Dr. Elliott participates in the daily recital series on the 206-rank Æolian-Skinner organ and accompanies the Mormon Tabernacle Choir on the choir’s weekly radio and TV broadcast, “Music and the Spoken Word.”  As accompanist for the Tabernacle Choir he has performed in many of the world’s great halls and appeared on numerous television and radio programs, including the NBC “Today Show,” the “CBS Morning Show” and “A Prairie Home Companion.”

Dr. Elliott appears on over twenty recordings and a dozen videos with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.  In his work with the choir he has collaborated with many guest artists including Andrea Bocelli, the Canadian Brass, Renée Fleming, Evelyn Glennie, the King’s Singers, Brian Stokes Mitchell, the Oak Ridge Boys, Charles Osgood, the Osmonds, and Robert Shaw.

Dr. Elliott is a published composer and arranger of music for organ and for choir.  He has recorded two solo CD’s and three CD’s in collaboration with his colleagues on the Tabernacle organ staff.  He has performed extensively as a recitalist in the United States.  Don’t miss this fabulous FREE concert!


For more information, contact the Bethel Box Office or listen to a performance by Dr. Elliott.