Oakville’s Glass to sing at Presidential Inauguration

Ryan Glass, of Oakville, will perform at the 57th Presidential Inauguration on Jan. 21 in Washington, D.C., with the Lee University Festival Choir.

Glass, a graduate of Oakville Senior High School and former student of choir directors Erin Falloon and Paula Martin, is a junior accounting major at Lee, according to a news release.

On behalf of the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies, U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander invited the choral group in November to sing at the swearing-in ceremonies that will take place mid-day on the upper west terrace of the U.S. Capitol.

The 200-voice choir, led by Dean of the School of Music William R. Green, is comprised of students who have been chosen from seven campus choral ensembles, including 350 vocalists, which perform regularly as part of the Lee University School of Music.

Lee University, of Cleveland, Tenn., is a private, comprehensive university with a current enrollment of 4,954.

Lee’s vocal ensembles have appeared around the world at venues as varied as Carnegie Hall, the NBC television show “Sing Off,” and St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican. The groups present choral masterworks, pop and gospel music and standard classical literature, performing composers ranging from Duruflé to Bach to John Rutter.

Besides North American touring, Lee’s choirs perform extensively throughout Europe and Asia and are scheduled to tour Indonesia and China this summer.

The inaugural performance can be viewed from the live stream on