The Lee University Festival Choir performed on one of the world's largest stages on January 21, 2013. The student vocal group performed as a part of the 57th Inauguration of the President of the United States.
This singular honor was bestowed upon Lee by the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies. United States Senator Lamar Alexander of Tennessee is vice chairman of this committee and nominated Lee. The committee approved his nomination, and Senator Alexander came to Lee's campus in early November to announce the invitation.
Message from Dr. Conn to Alumni:
Last month, Darlia and I watched and listened as 200 students in the Lee University Festival Choir performed at the 2013 Presidential Inauguration on the U.S. Capitol platform in Washington D.C. It was thrilling to see our students bring the Lee “brand” of spirit and excellence to such an important event.
If you have time to watch, I think you will enjoy these videos, which capture not just the performance itself, but the energy and excitement of Lee’s participation in the entire occasion. I am sending three links:
A brief review (4 mins) of Lee's involvement
A more complete (13 mins) video report, including the Fox News segment shot on our campus:
Video footage (16 mins) of the entire Lee performance, as aired on C-Span:
I’m very eager to share this wonderful experience with you, so please, pour yourself a cup of coffee, and watch. I believe you’ll enjoy it!
Thanks for your support of your alma mater. We want you to be proud of us!
William R. Green, conductor, Mary Beth Wickes, accompanist
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Cleveland, TN 37320-3450