Tabernacle Choir Announces Its Newest Organist

Contributed By Danielle Christensen, Church News staff writer

  • 17 April 2019

The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square announced Joseph Peeples as its newest Temple Square organist.  Photo by Scott Scheetz.

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  • Joseph Peeples will join three current full-time Temple Square organists.

On Friday, April 12, The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square announced its newest Temple Square organist.

Joseph Peeples will join three current full-time Temple Square organists—Richard Elliott, Andrew Unsworth, and Brian Mathias—and two part-time organists: Bonnie Goodliffe and Linda Margetts.

According to a press release, Temple Square organists give recitals and performances with The Tabernacle Choir. They also “give classroom instruction for the Choir training school, provide accompaniment for rehearsals and concerts of the Temple Square Chorale and Bells on Temple Square performing groups, and provide organ support for other Church and community events held on Temple Square.”

“We warmly welcome Joseph to the organ staff and look forward to his musical contributions on Temple Square,” said Richard Elliott, principal Temple Square organist, in the press release.

Peeples has also been a university organist at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, California. While there, he taught courses in a variety of areas, including applied organ, keyboard harmony, and music appreciation. Additionally, Peeples has served as organist at First United Methodist Church in Santa Barbara, accompanying the Chancel Choir. He has also accompanied Brigham Young University choirs and received his master’s degree from BYU in organ performance.

For more details, visit The Tabernacle Choir’s website.