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Barbershop Sets Guinness World Record for Largest Singing Lesson

Originally published on the Guinness World Records website.
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Guinness World Records™ adjudicator Danny Girton Jr. observed the 24 October record attempt from the Sommet Center stage in Nashville, Tennessee – endearingly nicknamed ‘music city’ – to witness Tulsa, Oklahoma-based singing organization Sweet Adelines International earn the largest singing lesson title.

  6,651 participants, led by International President Peggy Gram and 2009 International Champion Quartet Moxie Ladies, sang in unison throughout the complete record-setting lesson, which took place during the organization’s 63rd annual international competition and convention.

According to event sources, Sweet Adelines International is one of the globe’s biggest women’s singing organizations, dedicated to progressing the musical art form of barbershop harmony through performance and education. The group’s membership includes ‘nearly 25,000 singers, 1,200 registered quartets and 600 choruses in most of the fifty United States, Australia, Canada, England, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, Scotland, Sweden, The Netherlands and Wales.’