I few weeks ago I asked the question who should sing at the inauguration, Beyonce or Jennifer Hudson? Many of you responded, neither. Well the neithers have it. Here is a run down of the ceremony.
- Musical Selection The United States Marine Band
- Musical Selections The San Francisco Boys Chorus and the San Francisco Girls Chorus
- Call to Order and Welcoming Remarks The Honorable Dianne Feinstein
- Invocation Dr. Rick Warren, Saddleback Church, Lake Forest, CA
- Musical Selection Aretha Franklin
- Oath of Office Administered to Vice President-elect Joseph R. Biden, Jr. By Associate Justice of the Supreme Court The Honorable 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 H. Obama By the Chief Justice of the United States The Honorable John G. Roberts, Jr.
- Inaugural Address The President of the United States, The Honorable Barack H. Obama
- Poem Elizabeth Alexander
- Benediction The Reverend Dr. Joseph E. Lowery
- The National Anthem The United States Navy Band "Sea Chanters"
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I hope she sings R.E.S.P.E.C.T.
6 thoughts on “The Inauguration Ceremony”
Yeah for RiRi. I hope CSPAN carries the entire Ceremony
p.s. I am glad you found a new job!
Thank you, thank you. I told the Lord, I wanna a job before I go home for the holidays and he answered my prayer.
Yeah RiRi better bring it. I LOVE her rendition of Precious Lord. Amazing.
This should be a very interesting Inauguration Ceremony; he may have as many viewers as American Idol. I am sure CNN will carry it in it’s entirety. If CNN or any news camera can get on the train that Biden and Obama take to get into the city I am sure they will.
You will be inaguarationed, if that is a word, out by noon Tuesday.
It’s a word today. lol. I can’t wait.
Barack has amassed some of the most powerful brain power in the country. Even Elizabeth Alexander graduated from Yale and now teaches Afro-American Studies there. Wow!
That’s why I voted for him.