The Goodswill Akpabio Unity Chior with 25,382 participants have been named the largest group of carol singers in the world by the Guinness book of world records. They performed this feat last month with Guiness World Records officials present. More photos and video below...
The Guinness book of world records comments on their site.
"The largest group of carol singers was 25,272 by Godswill Akpabio unity choir (Nigeria) at the Uyo Township Stadium, Akwa Ibom, Nigeria, on 13 December 2014.
The choir sang a medley of The First Noel, Joy To The World, O Christmas Tree, Hark The Herald Sing, Once In Royal Davids City and O Come All Ye Faithful."
The new world record attracted comments by Guinness World Records adjudicator, Liz Smith, who said;
"It is now time to reveal the report of the official attempt to break the Guinness World Record of the largest group of carol singers. Our team of highly trained record specialists have reached a decision. The record to beat was 15,674. I can now confirm that your attempt to break the record has been successful. Congratulations on receiving a new Guinness World Records Title. The title of the largest group of carol singers has been achieved by Godswill Akpabio Unity Choir. You are officially amazing”.
The Governor of Akwa Ibom state also made a statement concerning the world record.
"This month, we broke the Guinness Book of World Records, for the largest number of carol singers ever in the world. This momentous feat was achieved when Akwa Ibom people drawn from all the nooks and crannies of the state came together in the spirit of love and brotherhood.
"I believe that if we imbibe the virtue of love and stand together in brotherhood in the New Year, we would keep setting records and the walls of division, which have been erected by some selfish politicians, would tumble down".