Chris Botti’s rendition of the National Anthem on Monday Night Football was so beautiful some people (like one of the professional football players) were even brought to tears. The trumpeter silenced MetLife stadium when he preformed before the New York Giants and Indianapolis Colts took the field.
Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne's eyes started to well up during the National Anthem.
— POPSUGAR (@POPSUGAR) November 4, 2014
For those interested in seeing Botti, a Grammy winner, in concert, he is currently on a national tour with multiple showings in New York. The trumpeter, 52, is known for familiar songs like “What A Wonderful World,” “Over The Rainbow” and “Summertime.”
He also has a few shows in Boston, where he apparently has a strong following. “People kept mentioning Chris Botti In Boston,” Botti said on his website. “They loved the music in that program. But they talked a lot about the variety among the performers, too -- Yo Yo Ma, Steven Tyler, Sting, John Mayer, Josh Groban.”
For his concert, Botti wanted to do familiar songs but in a different way. “We had the idea,” Botti said, “of asking Mark to sing ‘What A Wonderful World.’ How much more different could we get than that?” (He was reffering to Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits).
Twitter users were touched by his performance, and took to the social media site to talk about what they had heard. Some of their comments have been poste below:
— Faiz (@fshakir) November 4, 2014
— marty ford pieratt (@martypieratt) November 4, 2014
— RayM_11 (@RayMarsh11) November 4, 2014
— JP Peterson (@JPPeterson790) November 4, 2014
Wow, the National Anthem by trumpeter Chris Botti before #MNFootball was of the most beautiful I've ever heard. Allergies were acting up.
— Paul Meadors (@paulmeadors) November 4, 2014
Chris Botti's National Anthem was probably the best I have ever heard. I'm with ya Reggie Wayne #MNF
— David Bridgers (@bridgers3) November 4, 2014
Loved that anthem by Chris Botti! Nice touch from a jazz master
— Football Zebras.com (@footballzebras) November 4, 2014
— Brendan Falvey (@bfalvey) November 4, 2014
One of the best renditions I've ever seen of the National Anthem: Monday Night Football, Chris Botti. Dignified. Skillful. Respectful.
— Tom Eggebrecht (@RenaissanceEgg) November 4, 2014
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