WASHINGTON — Aretha Franklin. Yo-Yo Ma. The San Francisco Boys Chorus and the San Francisco Girls Chorus. They're all part of the entertainment for the presidential inauguration Jan. 20.
California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the chairman of the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies, on Wednesday announced the official program for the 56th presidential inauguration. It will take place at the West Front of the U.S. Capitol.
"I am delighted to announce this superb lineup of participants in the 2009 inaugural ceremonies," Feinstein said. "The inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama will be an event of historic proportion. It is appropriate that the program will include some of the world's most gifted artists from a wide range of backgrounds and genres."
Here's the order of the program:
The U.S. Marine Band
The San Francisco Boys Chorus and the San Francisco Girls Chorus
Call to order and welcoming remarks: Sen. Dianne Feinstein
Invocation: Dr. Rick Warren, Saddleback Church, Lake Forest, Calif.
Musical selection: Aretha Franklin
Oath of office administered to Vice President-elect Joe Biden by Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens
Musical selection, John Williams, composer-arranger:
Itzhak Perlman, violin
Yo-Yo Ma, cello
Gabriela Montero, piano
Anthony McGill, clarinet
Oath of office administered to President-elect Barack Obama by Chief Justice John G. Roberts
Inaugural address by Obama
Benediction: The Reverend Dr. Joseph E. Lowery
The National Anthem: The U.S. Navy Band "Sea Chanters"
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