The U. S. Presidential Inauguration Committee invited the Mormon Tabernacle Choir to sing next month at Donald Trump’s swearing-in ceremony, when Donald Trump will become the 45th President of the United States.
The Presidential Inauguration Ceremony is scheduled for January 20, 2017.
“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.” – Ron Jarrett, Mormon Tabernacle Choir President
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir has performed several times for United States presidents, over the years:
- 1911, Singing at an event for William Howard Taft.
- 1958, Singing at a White House performance for Dwight D. Eisenhower.
- 1963, Singing in the Salt Lake Tabernacle for John F. Kennedy.
- 1965, Singing at the swearing-in ceremony for Lyndon B. Johnson.
- 1969, Singing at the swearing-in ceremony for Richard M. Nixon.
- 1974, Singing at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. for Gerald Ford.
- 1978, Singing in the Salt Lake Tabernacle for Jimmy Carter.
- 1981, Singing in an inaugural parade for Ronald W. Reagan.
- 1989, Singing at the swearing-in ceremony for George H. W. Bush.
- 1989, Singing in an inaugural parade for George H. W. Bush.
- 2001, Singing in an inaugural parade for George W. Bush.
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