Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir to perform at Monday's inauguration

At Monday's presidential inauguration ceremony, "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" will be performed by the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir, under the direction of Carol Cymbala.


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The 280-strong choir and orchestra have come up with a triumphant new arrangement of the patriotic hymn, whose lyrics tell of the "coming of the Lord" whose "truth is marching on."
 
 But Cymbala says they've only been allotted three and a-half minutes, so they won't get to sing the verse declaring that Jesus "died to make men holy so we'll die to make men free."
 
She says the Grammy Award-winning choir will be fashionably bundled up against the cold, since Monday's temperatures are expected to be around freezing.
 
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