The Mormon Tabernacle Choir will perform during Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints made the announcement Thursday morning, saying it has accepted an invitation to sing at the Jan. 20 swearing-in 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. “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 comprises 360 volunteer members. It has sung at five other presidential inaugurations, including those for George H. W. Bush (1989), Richard Nixon (1969) and Lyndon Johnson (1965). The choir performed in inaugural parades for George W. Bush (2001), George H. W. Bush (1989) and Ronald Reagan (1981).
Trump picked America’s Got Talent star Jackie Evancho to sing the national anthem at his Jan. 20 inauguration. Andrea Bocelli had been planning to perform but reportedly pulled out amid backlash.
— Mormon Newsroom (@MormonNewsroom) December 22, 2016