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Mormon Tabernacle Choir to perform 'America, the Beautiful' at Trump inauguration

By Xoel Cardenas  |  Posted Jan 17th, 2017 @ 11:25pm


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SALT LAKE CITY — The Mormon Tabernacle Choir will perform “America, the Beautiful” at the presidential inauguration of Donald Trump on Friday, the Deseret News reported Tuesday night.

The newspaper reported the choir will sing with accompaniment from the Marine Band known as "The President's Own," according to an inauguration program posted on the band's website.

It will be the third time the Mormon Tabernacle Choir will have performed during the swearing-in ceremony of a president. The choir sang "This is My Country" during the 1965 inauguration of Lyndon B. Johnson, and sang the same song and "The Star-Spangled Banner" at the 1969 inauguration of Richard Nixon.

The choir sang prelude music at the swearing-in ceremony of George H.W. Bush in 1989, as well as performed at inaugural parades for Ronald Reagan in 1981, George H.W. Bush in 1989 and George W. Bush in 2001.

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