It’s been quite a year for the Staples Orphenians.
In March they traveled to — and wowed — San Francisco, as part of the prestigious Chanticleer festival.
Tonight they did the same at Yankee Stadium.
They had to wait out an hour-and-20-minute rain delay — hey, that’s show biz — but when they finally stood at home plate, they delivered a strong, sophisticated and inspiring rendition of our national anthem.
The largest crowd ever to watch the Orphenians perform gave them a loud, well-deserved hand.
Best of all, they made it onto the Jumbotron.
For the Yankees’ official high-def video, click here.
For Jim Honeycutt’s video — including scenes of the Orphenians greeting Jimmy Fallon and Lorne Michaels before they leave the field — click here:
To see Kim Mathias’ video, click below (or here, if your browser does not take you directly to YouTube):
To see Chip Stephens’ video, click below (or here, if your browser does not take you directly to YouTube):