By Romrik Joshua Flores, Moroni Channel
Bonifacio Global City Taguig, Philippines
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir dubbed as the "America's Choir" by former president of the United States, Ronald Reagan, accepted an invitation to sing at Donald Trump's inauguration, after the U.S. Presidential Inauguration Committee requested them to perform.
“Response to the announcement has been mixed, with people expressing both opposition and support," church spokesman Eric Hawkins said in a statement. "The choir's participation continues its long tradition of performing for U.S. presidents of both parties at inaugurations and in other settings, and is not an implied support of party affiliations or politics. It is a demonstration of our support for freedom, civility and the peaceful transition of power.”
The inaugration ceremony for President-elect Donald J. Trump and Vice President-elect Michael R. Pence will be held in the country's capitol next month, January 20, 2017, in Washington D.C. Trump will take the oath of office as the 45th president of the United States.
“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."
According to Deseret News Peay said that Trump himself made the final decision to ask the choir to be on the stand during the inauguration and perform with the Marine Corps Band when he is sworn in as the nation's 45th president
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