The Mormon Tabernacle Choir has accepted the invitation to perform at Donald Trump’s inauguration Jan 20th. The all-volunteer choir is no stranger to the big stage.
The choir has previously sung at the inaugurals of five other U.S. presidents, including the official swearing-in ceremonies for George H. W. Bush, Richard M. Nixon and Lyndon B. Johnson. They sang in the inaugural parades for George W. Bush, George H. W. Bush and Ronald W. Reagan.
“The Mormon Tabernacle Choir has a great tradition of performing at the inaugurals of U.S. presidents,” said Ron Jarrett, president of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. “Singing the music of America is one of the things we do best. We are honored to be able to serve our country by providing music for the inauguration of our next president.”
When the choir sang its signature song “Battle Hymn of the Republic” during the inaugural parade for President Reagan in 1981, he dubbed the choir “America’s Choir.” President George H. W. Bush called the choir “a national treasure” during his swearing-in ceremony in front of the Capitol in 1989.
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