Mormon Tabernacle Choir Agrees To Perform At Trump Inauguration

Katie Jerkovich | Contributor

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir has confirmed it will perform at President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration ceremony.

“At the request of the U.S. Presidential Inauguration Committee, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir has accepted an invitation to sing at the swearing-in ceremony during the presidential inauguration at the U.S. Capitol next month in Washington, D.C,” the choir announced in a statement. “This performance will mark the sixth time the Mormon Tabernacle Choir has sung at an inauguration.” (RELATED: DC Metro’s Inauguration Day Card Omits Any Mention Of Trump)

SALT LAKE CITY, UT - APRIL 2: The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and church leaders sing together in the Conference Center during the 186th Annual General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints on April 2, 2016 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Mormons from around the world will gather in Salt Lake City to hear direction from church leaders at the two day conference. (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images

(Photo by George Frey/Getty Images

“These inaugural events include the official swearing-in ceremonies for George H. W. Bush (1989), Richard M. Nixon (1969), and Lyndon B. Johnson (1965),” the statement said. “They performed in inaugural parades for George W. Bush (2001), George H. W. Bush (1989), and Ronald W. Reagan (1981). (RELATED: Here’s The Trump Inaugural Coin Liberals NEVER Thought They’d See)

A pedestrian walks up the middle of North Capitol Street towards the U.S. Capitol building, on largely deserted streets, as a major snow storm hits the Washington area closing U.S. Federal Government offices for the day and shutting down much of the city of Washington February 13, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Bourg (

(photo: REUTERS/Jim Bourg )

“The Mormon Tabernacle Choir has a great tradition of performing at the inaugurals of U.S. presidents,” Ron Jarrett, president of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, said. “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.”

Honoree Andrea Bocelli performs during the 19th annual Keep Memory Alive 'Power of Love Gala' benefit for the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health honoring Andrea Bocelli and Veronica Bocelli at MGM Grand Garden Arena on June 13, 2015 in Las Vegas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Keep Memory Alive)

(Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Keep Memory Alive)

Singer Andrea Bocelli recently backed out of performing at the ceremony amid backlash from his fans. Country singer Garth Brooks has also declined to perform over negative pressure from fans, another report claims.

“They both bowed to the pressure,” one source said. “Their phones were blowing up, and they decided it just wasn’t worth it.”

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