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Mormon Tabernacle Choir will perform at Inauguration

Posted: 9:45 AM, Dec 22, 2016
Updated: 2016-12-23 00:15:05Z
Trump's Inauguration books another act
Trump's Inauguration books another act

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has announced the Mormon Tabernacle Choir will perform at the U.S. Presidential Inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump.

The Inauguration on January 20, 2017 has been having difficulty finding entertainment acts to perform for the crowds. Trump will take the oath to become the 45th President of the United States as well as the swearing in of Vice President-elect Mike Pence at the ceremony.

“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 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 volunteer choir will send 360 members to Washington D.C.  They previously have performed for George H. W. Bush (1989), Richard M. Nixon (1969) and Lyndon B. Johnson (1965). They have also performed at the inaugural parade three times.