Ang Dating Daan (ADD) Chorale has set a new world record for the Largest Gospel Choir, with 8,688 choristers officially counted by the Guinness World Records, held at at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum on October 12, 2015.
Guinness adjudicator Ms. Fortuna Burke Melhem represented Guinness in the record-breaking attempt during Ang Dating Daan‘s anniversary celebration, gets teary-eyed after witnessing a spectacular performance from the Ang Dating Daan Chorale.
|MCGI Assistant Overall Servant, Daniel Razon receives the award for the Largest Gospel Choir from Guinness World Records.|
“The record for the largest gospel choir was 4,745. Today you have the grand new Guinness World Record title,” Ms. Melhem officially announced. “It takes an organization that’s very special, very talented and it takes the best in the world to get a Guinness World Records title,” she added.
"Welcome to the Guinness World Record Family, Ang Dating Daan!" Guinness Adjudicator Fortuna Burke Milhem said.
The Members Church of God International’s (MCGI) official Bible-based religious program Ang Dating Daan (ADD) commemorates its 35th year on Philippine airwaves with an official attempt to break world record with the largest gospel choir. Ang Dating Daan choristers jam-pack the Smart-Araneta Coliseum and sets the world record as the grandest and largest gospel choir in world history.
The event was highlighted by the presence of Persons with Disabilities (PWD), on which the whole gathering was dedicated to , giving the best seats in the house for them to enjoy the offering of songs and thanksgiving to God.
The Ang Dating Daan gave financial assistance worth Php 10,000 to 30 persons with disabilities (selected via raffle draw). The program also doled out Php 100,000 to each of the 11 PWD groups.
The Ang Dating Daan, also called as The Old Path, airs both on UNTVLifeChannel 37 andover at UNTV-Radio La Verdad 1350 khz.
UNTVLifeChannel 37 and UNTV-Radio La Verdad 1350 and Wish 107.5 served as the official media partners of the event.