Venezuela made history and entered the Guinness Book of Record as the largest Orchestra in the World, after bringing together more than 12.000 musicians in the Patio de Honor of the Military Academy, in Caracas.
Through a videoconference link, Susana Reyes, Guinnes World Records expert, reported that the attempt was received for the challenge in question and stated that Venezuela imposed a new mark by surpassing the previous one established by the Russian Federation, which held the title of the largest orchestra for deploying 8 musicians.
“We have received your Guinness World Records evidence for the largest orchestra and our Guinness World Records team already has the final result. The record to overcome is 8 people; and now I can confirm that this attempt has been successful. Congratulations El Sistema for achieving a new Guinness World Records title for the largest orchestra ”, stated Reyes.
During the Special Ceremony to know the verdict of Guinness World Records, the sector vice president of Communication, Culture and Tourism, Freddy Ñáñez thanked each of the members of the National System of Orchestras and Youth and Children's Choirs of Venezuela for sealing one more page in Venezuelan history. "Thank you guys for confirming to the world how beautiful, brave and dignified Venezuela is."
«On behalf of President Maduro of those of us who love Venezuela, I come to say to you: Thank you guys, for confirming how brave and dignified Venezuela is. We are the largest orchestra in the world! ”Nañez said.
The Russian ambassador to Venezuela, Sergey Mélik-Bagdasáro, was present at the event and congratulated the Venezuelan musicians, "it is a historic event to attend this event, we gladly share this victory," he said.
From the National Center for Social Action for Music, in Caracas, the Venezuelan authorities unveiled the certificate of such achievement.
Similarly, the Executive Director of the National System of Youth and Children's Orchestras and Choirs of Venezuela, Eduardo Méndez said that: "For us this well-deserved recognition received by the children and young people of Venezuela is a great honor."
For her part, the Executive Vice President of the Republic, Delcy Rodríguez, through her Twitter account @ delcyrodíguezv, praised the achievement of the National System of Orchestras and Youth and Children's Choirs of Venezuela by being officially recognized for achieving the Guinness World Record as the World's Largest Orchestra.
«Long live Venezuela forever! We are great, made of the glory of our Liberators! Today the whole country celebrates, those of us who are, those who left, we are proud of the Simón Bolívar orchestra system! The Venezuelan youth sounds deep in the soul of the country! ».
The group presented on November 13 a concert with a view to a new world record, an occasion that brought together a total of 12 thousand musicians, in the Patio de Honor of the Military Academy in Los Próceres, Caracas, where the orchestra performed songs such as the Slavic March, by Piotr Ilich Tchaikovsky, among other musical pieces by Venezuelan authorship.
That gala featured 300 independent supervisors accredited by Guinness World Records, as well as two specialist witnesses from the music industry.
In this way, Venezuela displaces the orchestra of the Social Initiatives Fund of the oil company Gazprom, which with 8.097 musicians established the achievement in Saint Petersburg, Russia.