COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Grammy-nominated Central State University Chorus performed during Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s second inaugural address today, Monday.

The only choir participating at the ceremony, the CSU Chorus entertained more than 900 people attending the event. Assistant Professor of Music & Chorus Director Jeremy Winston said, “We are honored to participate in the celebration of Governor John Kasich’s inauguration,” according to a Central State press release.

Winston added that the choir at the historically black college or university (HBCU) located in Wilberforce, Ohio is praised worldwide, and believes the Central State Chorus is “one of Ohio’s gems musically.”

“…We have continued to represent Ohio both nationally and internationally,” Winston said. 

“The Central State University Chorus is one of the most highly acclaimed choral groups in Ohio and we are thrilled to have them participate in this historic event,” said Doug Preisse, chairman of A New Day Committee, who planned the inauguration.

John Kaisch, a member of the Republican Party, is a possible candidate for president in 2016.