According to Vanguard, the record was previously held by a group called CENTI in Bogota, Columbia, which 15,674 carol singers in December 2013. However, Akwa Ibom’s Godswill Akpabio Unity Choir broke the record with its 25,272 member-choral group on Saturday, December 13, 2014.
The group convened at Uyo Township Stadium, where they performed carol favourites, including: The First Noel, Joy to the World, O Christmas Tree, Hark the Herald the Angels Sing, Once in Royal David’s City and O Come All Ye Faithful.
After their performance, which was said to be outstanding, Guinness World Records adjudicator, Liz Smith, made the announcement, congratulating the group for breaking the record, and describing them as “officially amazing.”
Congrats to the Godswill Akpabio Unity Choir! 🙂