We just have to pull out our cameras and take pictures. Randy caught the respiratory virus that is infiltrating the group and decided to stay at the hotel, so we are on our own for photos this afternoon.
It's time to leave for the concert and it's raining outside! As we found out earlier today, there is no protection up there from the elements. If it rains, we will not be able to play. The seats are sold out -- that means an audience of 10,000. It's time to pray and do a sun dance or two.
We have a surprise guest tonight. The members in the audience are thrilled to have President Thomas S. Monson attend. They flock to be near him, to talk with him and to shake his hand.
"This is absolutely fantastic. This choir is an example of devotion to one's assignment and a manifestation of the absolute beauty of music.
"There's an old saying, 'Practice makes perfect.' We see an example of that tonight."
-- President Thomas S. Monson
My wife, youngest daughter, and I went to the concert last night at Red Rocks. It was a wonderful program and we all three loved it. The choir's powerful delivery combined with their genuine love of others and the Lord as expressed in their music was inspiring. Thanks to everyone involved with and serving in the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.