“Today, you have the brand new Guinness World Record!”
It was overwhelming and fascinating to witness members of Ang Dating Daan Chorale group Members Church of God International (MCGI) singing songs of praises and filled the whole of Smart Araneta Coliseum this evening, October 12, as they break Guinness World Records Largest Gospel Choir in the Philippines which was achieved by the Iglesia Ni Cristo’s 4,745 participants on July 27, 2014 at the Philippine Arena in Ciudad de Victoria, Bocaue in Bulacan province.
In the final and official record, the Largest Gospel Choir was set by 8,688 piece chorale as official number for the Guinness World Records.
The latest feat and title given to Ang Dating Daan Chorale coincides with Ang Dating Daan 35th anniversary – longest running religious program on radio and television.
The epic congregation was carefully examined by Guinness Representative, Ms. Fortuna Burke Melhem, who has flown from London, United Kingdom, as its Official Adjudicator. Iloilo 5th District Representative Niel Tupas, Jr. served as the official witness of the event.
The event also highlighted the presence of Persons with Disabilities (PWD), on which the whole gathering was dedicated to, giving them the best seats in the house for them to enjoy the offering of songs of thanksgiving to God.
Alongside the largest choir ensemble ever assembled in a single venue, chorales from the different satellite centers in the whole Philippines and in other countries in South and Central Americas and in Africa joined this historical event.
MCGI’s Overall Presiding Minister and ADD program main anchor, Bro. Eli Soriano, delivered his inspirational message to the event, which was also witnessed in the MCGI satellite centers worldwide via live streaming.
Ang Dating Daan (The Old Path) airs both on UNTVLife Channel 37 and over at UNTV-Radio La Verdad 1350khz.
UNTVLife-37, UNTV-Radio La Verdad, and Wish 107.5 served as the official media partners of the event.
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