Clausen Composition Performed at Inauguration
Jan 21, 2013
A composition by Dr. René Clausen, professor of music and conductor of The Concordia Choir, was performed at the 57th Presidential Inauguration Jan. 21.
The Lee University Festival Choir, Cleveland, Tenn., sang Clausen’s “All That Hath Life and Breath, Praise Ye the Lord” before the official swearing-in ceremonies at the U.S. Capitol.
The composition is also on “Life and Breath,” an album recorded by the Kansas City Chorale. The CD was recently nominated for three Grammy Awards.
The Kansas City Chorale was thrilled to hear the piece performed in front of a national audience.
"Congratulations to your choir on a stunning performance at the Inauguration! We especially loved the Clausen!" the chorale wrote in a tweet to Lee University.