Aretha Franklin and Yo-Yo Ma will perform at President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration festivities Jan. 20, the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies (JCCIC) announced today.

Franklin will perform immediately following an invocation given by Rev. Rick Warren of Saddleback Church, who hosted Obama and former rival Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) at a forum during the presidential campaign in August.

Renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma will perform a piece by composer John Williams, and poet Elizabeth Alexander will read a poem.

"I am delighted to announce this superb line-up of participants in the 2009 inaugural ceremonies,

Musical Selections
The United States Marine Band

Musical Selections
The San Francisco Boys Chorus and the San Francisco Girls Chorus

Call to Order and Welcoming Remarks
The Honorable Dianne Feinstein

Dr. Rick Warren, Saddleback Church, Lake Forest, CA

Musical Selection

Aretha Franklin

Oath of Office Administered to Vice President-elect Joseph R. Biden, Jr.
By Associate Justice of the Supreme Court
The Honorable John Paul Stevens

Musical Selection, John Williams, composer/arranger
Itzhak Perlman, Violin
Yo-Yo Ma, Cello
Gabriela Montero, Piano
Anthony McGill, Clarinet

Oath of Office Administered to President-elect Barack H. Obama
By the Chief Justice of the United States
The Honorable John G. Roberts, Jr.

Inaugural Address
The President of the United States, The Honorable Barack H. Obama

Elizabeth Alexander

The Reverend Dr. Joseph E. Lowery

The National Anthem

The United States Navy Band