Stony Brook group to sing at Obama inauguration
STONY BROOK - A group of young singers from Stony Brook is warming its voices up for a very special event: it is traveling to Washington this weekend to perform at President Barack Obama's inauguration celebration.
The Stony Brook School Chamber Singers has been rehearsing a South African song called Bonse Aba for the occasion. The 16-member group will play traditional South African instruments during its performance.
The group is scheduled to sing at around 3:30 p.m. on Saturday. They will be among students from 40 other schools across the country who are performing in the inaugural ceremonies.
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President Obama will be officially sworn into his second term on Jan. 21, which is Martin Luther King Day, but the inaugural festivities are being spread out over four days.