Washington, Dec 18 (ANI): 'The Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin will be among the lucky artists who will perform at President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration ceremony on January 20 in Washington DC.
The Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies has announced the program for Obama's swearing-in ceremony, reports CBS News.
And the event will see a number of musical greats and famous names performing on stage, which include Itzhak Perlman and Yo-Yo Ma other than Franklin.
Two famous spiritual leaders also will make remarks -- Dr. Rick Warren of Saddleback Church in California (who hosted a forum with Mr. Obama and Sen. John McCain in August) and Reverend Dr. Joseph E. Lowery (who co-founded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference with Martin Luther King, Jr.).
Here's the full lineup, as announced by the committee:
The United States Marine Band
The San Francisco Boys Chorus and the San Francisco Girls Chorus
Call to Order and Welcoming Remarks
The Honorable Dianne Feinstein
Dr. Rick Warren, Saddleback Church, Lake Forest, CA
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 y the Chief Justice of the United States, The Honorable John G. Roberts, Jr.
The President of the United States, The Honorable Barack H. Obama
The Reverend Dr. Joseph E. Lowery
The National Anthem
The United States Navy Band "Sea Chanters" (ANI)