Student to sing national anthem for Chicago White Sox

Author: Julie Hail Flory


Nicholas Tonozzi, a junior majoring in vocal performance and classical civilizations at the University of Notre Dame, will sing the national anthem before a Chicago White Sox baseball game Wednesday (May 26) at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago. The game, versus the Texas Rangers, will begin at 7:05 p.m.p. A native of Spring Valley, Ill., Tonozzi was selected to perform after submitting an audition tape to the White Sox. He has performed the anthem previously at high school athletic events, but this will be the largest crowd in front of which he will sing.p. “I’m sure it’ll hit me when I’m in front of several thousand people, but to be nervous would be a waste of the experience,” Tonozzi said. “You just have to bite the bullet and enjoy yourself.”p. Tonozzi is active in Notre Dame’s Department of Music and has held major roles in Notre Dame Opera productions, including Menotti’s “The Consul” and Willimason’s “The Happy Prince.”p. The White Sox game will be broadcast on cable on the Fox Sports Network Plus and on Chicago’s ESPN 1000-AM.p.

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