Mormon Tabernacle Choir Agrees To Perform At Trump Inauguration
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)
“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)
“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.”
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.”