The Mormon Tabernacle Choir inspired to avoid London bombing
A rumor that just won’t die is the one told about how President Hinckley was inspired to cancel the Mormon Tabernacle Choir tour to England in 2005 saving them from the terrorist bombing attack that took place on July 7, 2005. The rumor claims that the choir would have been at the King’s Cross train tunnel at the exact time that the bombing killing 26 people occured.
The following is an official statement released from the Church –
It was purported that the tour of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, schedule to be in England at the time of the June 2005 terrorist bombings, was cancelled in December 2004 by President Gordon B. Hinckley and that had President Hinckley not cancelled the tour, the Tabernacle Choir would have been in the King’s Cross train tunnel that was bombed. In reality, 1) the cancellation of the choir trip was made some time after April 2004 general conference, not in December 2004, 2) the itinerary for the tour would have placed the choir in London on 17 July 2005 and not on the 7 July 2005 bombing date, and 3) the choir would not have been at the King’s Cross Station or anywhere near it—they would have been traveling by bus to Scotland.