The National System of Youth and Children’s Orchestras and Choirs of Venezuela has beaten the Guinness record from World’s Largest Orchestra, as announced this Saturday by the organization.
“Venezuela obtains the Guinness record for the largest orchestra in the world, by bringing together 12,000 musicians from different parts of the country, to interpret the Slavic March, by Piotr Ilich Tchaikovsky”, has indicated in a statement collected by the newspaper ‘The nation‘.
The concert was offered on Saturday, November 13 at the Patio of the Military Academy in Fort Tiuna, in the southwest of Caracas.
The organization has verified that the challenge complied with the rules: all the members of the orchestra had to be expert musicians and were led by an experienced conductor, the maestro Andrés David Ascanio Abreu.
In addition, each participant played their own instrument during the entire attempt, which lasted a minimum of five minutes.
With this great concert, the Venezuelan orchestra system broke the record set in 2019 by a total of 8,097 musicians in Saint Petersburg, who performed the Russian anthem.
“I share with our entire country the Official Guinness World Records Certificate awarded to The System of Orchestras and Youth and Children’s Choirs of Venezuela, which consecrates them as the Largest Orchestra in the World,” said the Venezuelan president, Nicolás Maduro.
“My hug and thanks to those who were part of this dream,” he added on his Twitter account.