The musicians were supervised by 250 observers from around the world as well as by accounting titan KPMG who will be in charge of auditing the result.
Que viva Venezuela por siempre! Tu nombre estÃ¡ hecho de gloria, virtud y grandeza! Que el mal nunca nos alcance. Que esta mÃºsica de Ã¡ngeles marque nuestro futuro victorioso. Venezuela la orquesta mÃ¡s grande del mundo pic.twitter.com/PZH4WrrLZP
“It is a gigantic challenge, of course, a very complicated challenge, but full of great pride and passion,” conductor Andrés Ascanio said.
Ascanio has highlighted that the orchestra actually comprised far more participants as he said that there are over 1 mln “children and youths in El Sistema” whose aim is pedagogical occupation and ethical recovery by music.
Except for Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece, the orchestra made up of smaller groups who arrived from all of the country’s regions has also performed several other pieces, including popular Venezuelan songs and the country’s anthem. They were rehearsing for two months before the event.
The musicians wearing masks also wore a bracelet with a number in order to facilitate the count.
The previous record is held by Russia’s orchestra which consisted of 181 orchestras and 200 supporting choirs from around the country. They reunited in Saint Petersburg and were sponsored by Gazprom's Fund. In September 2019 8,097 people executed the Russian National Anthem.