The Guinness World Records has posted the breathtaking performance of the 8,688 choir members belonging to the Members Church of God International (MCGI) on its official Youtube Channel.
In the video, the Ang Dating Daan Chorale performed “Enrich the Spirit”, one of the four songs sung by the choir during its 15-minute performance at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum on Monday night (October 12) where it officially smashed the old record for the “Largest Gospel Choir.”
On its website, Rachel Swatman described the choir group as “a breathtaking 8,688 singers – who travelled from various local churches (of MCGI) as well as countries in the Americas and Africa – took their places in the Araneta Coliseum in Manila, Philippines and totally shattered the previous record of 4,745 people.”
They quoted Kuya Daniel Razon, the Chairman and CEO of BMPI-UNTV and Assistant to the Overall Servant of MCGI about the award, who said: “This is something that we did not intend to do – to get the Guinness Book of World Records but our hearts intended to give thanks to God and we believe that this is an additional blessing that came from the Lord tonight.”
Bro. Eli Soriano is the host of the long-time religious radio, television and internet program, Ang Dating Daan (The Old Path in English) from the Philippines. He is also the Overall Servant of MCGI
The Guinness World Records posted on its Twitter account about its adjudicator Fortuna Burke Melhem who it described was overcome with emotion. As of this posting, the tweet has garned 1,850 retweets and favorited 1,500 times.