Intuninophkee (In Tune and Off Key)

O come, let us sing unto the Lord: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation. Ps. 95:1

Day 9: On a Wonderful Day Like Today

Thursday Bruce was gone early. The choir had a sound check at Yankee stadium in the morning. As soon as he got back we hopped on the subway and went to the temple. The Manhattan temple is located on the intersection W 65th Street, Broadway, and Columbus Ave. We wanted to have a moment of peace amid the chaos of tour.

Manhattan Temple

Manhattan Temple, I did not take this photo

We walked back to Times Square from the temple. Our hotel was on 44th Street, but New York has interesting blocks. The numbered street blocks are very short, so it wasn’t really that long of a walk. We ate lunch with Matt from the Choir who was at the temple with us.

Have you ever had the pizza in New York? They have all these little pizza shops—everywhere. You go in and order your slice and they throw it in the oven to heat it up. I love pizza this way because

  1. One slice is plenty. Especially when paired with a salad.
  2. I can get exactly what I want. No compromising. (no meat)
  3. It’s fast.

We really wanted to eat at Carnegie Deli, but they were closed for renovation. No! Carnegie Deli has become somewhat of a tradition. We’ve gone there with our girls after their performances. The tradition has officially been broken.

I walked with the Bruce to Carnegie Hall. No getting stuck up 35 floors for me! Also no breaking the rules and zipping between cars. It was an interesting walk. Times Square was packed (as usual) and it was very noticeable to have all these men in tuxedoes and women in maroon dresses streaming by. We were all asked multiple times who we were and what was going on. One woman asked and Bruce replied that they were singing in Carnegie Hall. He moved on and I stayed back to tell her they were the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir? The real one?” she asked.


“Wow, I’ve seen them on TV!”

She told everyone around her who was walking by.

Here’s a clip from the Mormon Newsroom.

When we got there we found the proper sign to take our picture by.

carnegie night

Carnegie Thursday

I sat with the other choir guests for the first half of the concert. It was wonderful once again, but this time it was different. The audience was perhaps not as knowledgeable about music. They clapped between each number the first half rather than waiting until the conductor put his arms down. I spoke with some audience members who had been there the night before as well, and they were annoyed by the clapping. I wasn’t. You could tell how much the audience loved the music. They loved the Choir. They could not be restrained from clapping. It was wonderful.

The encore piece was directed by Santino Fontana.

On a wonderful day like today

I defy any cloud to appear in the sky

Dare any raindrop to plop in my eye

On a wonderful day like today


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