The Mormon Tabernacle Choir's Exciting New York City Arrival
Ahh, the Big Apple—glittering lights, enormous buildings, and millions of people. Well, add another 600 people to that number because the Choir, Orchestra, staff, and guests have descended upon “the city that never sleeps,” as it has been immortalized in the popular song “New York, New York.”
After a day of sightseeing in Washington, D.C., and Mount Vernon, Virginia (the historic home of George Washington), the group arrived in New York on 11 buses just before sunset and caught a breathtaking view of the city skyline. “Oohs” and “ahhs” were heard in abundance as the Freedom Tower, the Empire State Building, and other famous skyscrapers came into view. The Lincoln Tunnel was the final passage into the city. A short video of the ride out of the tunnel is posted here on our Instagram page. Some of the comments on Instagram about the video made reference to the movie Elf, in which Will Ferrell stands on the edge of the tunnel and later on tells his story saying, “I passed through the seven levels of the candy cane forest, through the sea of swirly twirly gum drops, and then I walked through the Lincoln Tunnel.” One of the buses even had the privilege of its own horseback police escort in the ever busy Times Square.
This week, the Choir will perform in Bethel and Saratoga Springs in upstate New York, Carnegie Hall in Manhattan, and Yankee Stadium in the Bronx.
Join us on the road! Here is a complete list of tour dates for the Choir’s 2015 Atlantic Coast Tour: