Church smashes world record for largest ever Gospel choir

Guinness World Records adjudicator Fortuna is overcome with emotion at the singing of the world’s largest choir in a church in Maniala, Philippines. (PHTO: Twitter)

Originally published in Christian Today

The world record for the largest gospel choir has been smashed by a church in the Philippines.

Church of God International in Manila formed a chorus of 8 688 singers and reduced the Guinness World Records adjudicator to tears during the 15-minute performance.

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The Araneta Coliseum was packed by the record-breaking ensemble which shattered the previous record of 4,745 people.

The choir sung “Stand Up,” “Praise the Name,” Hallelujah, Amen” and “Enrich the Spirit”. All of the songs are original compositions of choir leaders, Norman Caraballo Rueda.

You can watch the performance below:



  1. Over 8000 people singing in a choir – WONDERFUL – May they feel the presence of our LORD –
    HE loves them so much. Great!

  2. Marie van Aarde

    What an AMAZING event bringing GLORY and praise to our Father in Heaven. I sang with them throughout this video – thank you so much for sharing it with us.

  3. This is praise with tears and adoration to the glory of a child born to the world and a gift to mankind of the Son of God who came to us in flesh. Unbelievable!! and impossible to comprehend!!