The Mormon Tabernacle Choir has accepted an invitation from the U. S. Presidential Inauguration Committee to perform at the presidential inauguration in January.
President-elect Donald Tump and Vice President-elect Michael R. Pence will be sworn into office on Jan. 20, 2017 in Washington, D.C. as the 45th president and vice president of the United States.
“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, in a press release. “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.”
The choir has previously sung at five other U.S. presidential inaugurations, including the official swearing-in ceremonies for George H. W. Bush (1989), Richard M. Nixon (1969) and Lyndon B. Johnson (1965). They performed in inaugural parades for George W. Bush (2001), George H. W. Bush (1989) and Ronald W. Reagan (1981).
The 360-member choir is a volunteer choir for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They are based in Salt Lake City, Utah.