10.07.16

Chairman Blunt Announces Missouri State University Chorale will Perform at the 58th Presidential Inauguration

Springfield, Mo. – U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt, chairman of the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies, announced today at the Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts that the Missouri State University Chorale will perform during the 58th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 20, 2017.

“I’m very proud to announce that MSU’s Chorale will represent the university and the state of Missouri on the national stage at the 58th Presidential Inauguration,” said Blunt. “I have no doubt that the millions of Americans watching the ceremony will be as impressed with these incredibly talented students as all of us who have had the opportunity to hear them perform.”

The Chorale, directed by Dr. Cameron LaBarr, will perform outdoors during the nationally televised inaugural ceremony. This select choir of 50 voices is MSU’s flagship touring choir and has toured throughout the United States, Europe, and Africa and regularly performs at conferences of the American Choral Directors Association, Missouri Music Educators Association, and the National Association for Music Education.

“We are honored that the Missouri State University Chorale has been selected to perform at the inauguration,” said Missouri State President Clifton M. Smart III. “This is an extraordinary opportunity for Chorale students to take part in an important and historic event.”

About The Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies

The Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies (JCCIC) has been responsible for the planning and execution of the swearing-in ceremonies and the luncheon for the inauguration of the president of the United States at the U.S. Capitol since 1901. The 58th Presidential Inauguration will take place on Jan. 20, 2017.

About Missouri State University

Missouri State University is a public, comprehensive university system with a mission in public affairs. Our purpose is to develop fully educated persons with a focus on ethical leadership, cultural competence, and community engagement.