Venezuelan Orchestra Breaks World Record

Published November 22nd, 2021 - 10:08 GMT

Venezuela's National System of Youth and Children's Orchestras have entered the Guinness World Record by forming the largest orchestra, the Venezuelan government said on Saturday. 

According to local media, a group of 12,000 musicians, including both children and adults, from the orchestra played for the record on November 13. The performers' ages ranged between 12 and 77 as they wore black pants, white shirts and mandatory face masks.

The musicians, who participated in the world record Orchestra, were brought together by the country's publicly funded "El Sistema" program.

The country's president Nicolas Maduro showed a certificate from Guinness World Records recognizing the victory.

View as a slider
View as a list
Venezuelan musicians form the world's largest orchestra

Members of the National System of Orchestras of Venezuela play in an attempt to enter the Guinness Book of Records for the largest orchestra in the world, with more than 12,000 musicians, at the Military Academy of the Bolivarian Army in Fuerte Tiuna Military Complex, in Caracas, on November 13, 2021. (Photo by Federico PARRA / AFP)

Venezuelan musicians form the world's largest orchestra

Members of the National System of Orchestras of Venezuela play in an attempt to enter the Guinness Book of Records for the largest orchestra in the world, with more than 12,000 musicians, at the Military Academy of the Bolivarian Army in Fuerte Tiuna Military Complex, in Caracas, on November 13, 2021. (Photo by Federico PARRA / AFP)

Venezuelan musicians form the world's largest orchestra

Members of the National System of Orchestras of Venezuela play in an attempt to enter the Guinness Book of Records for the largest orchestra in the world, with more than 12,000 musicians, at the Military Academy of the Bolivarian Army in Fuerte Tiuna Military Complex, in Caracas, on November 13, 2021. (Photo by Federico PARRA / AFP)

Venezuelan musicians form the world's largest orchestra

A member of the National System of Orchestras of Venezuela plays in an attempt to enter the Guinness Book of Records for the largest orchestra in the world, with more than 12,000 musicians, at the Military Academy of the Bolivarian Army in Fuerte Tiuna Military Complex, in Caracas, on November 13, 2021. (Photo by Federico PARRA / AFP)

Venezuelan musicians form the world's largest orchestra

A members of the National System of Orchestras of Venezuela raises his violin during a performance to enter the Guinness Book of Records for the largest orchestra in the world, with more than 12,000 musicians, at the Military Academy of the Bolivarian Army in Fuerte Tiuna Military Complex, in Caracas, on November 13, 2021. (Photo by Federico PARRA / AFP)

Venezuelan musicians form the world's largest orchestra

Members of the National System of Orchestras of Venezuela play during an attempt to enter the Guinness Book of Records for the largest orchestra in the world, with more than 12,000 musicians, at the Military Academy of the Bolivarian Army in Fuerte Tiuna Military Complex, in Caracas, on November 13, 2021. (Photo by Federico PARRA / AFP)

Venezuelan musicians form the world's largest orchestra

Members of the National System of Orchestras of Venezuela play during an attempt to enter the Guinness Book of Records for the largest orchestra in the world, with more than 12,000 musicians, at the Military Academy of the Bolivarian Army in Fuerte Tiuna Military Complex, in Caracas, on November 13, 2021. (Photo by Federico PARRA / AFP)

Venezuelan musicians form the world's largest orchestra

Members of the National System of Orchestras of Venezuela play during an attempt to enter the Guinness Book of Records for the largest orchestra in the world, with more than 12,000 musicians, at the Military Academy of the Bolivarian Army in Fuerte Tiuna Military Complex, in Caracas, on November 13, 2021. (Photo by Federico PARRA / AFP)

Venezuelan musicians form the world's largest orchestra
Venezuelan musicians form the world's largest orchestra
Venezuelan musicians form the world's largest orchestra
Venezuelan musicians form the world's largest orchestra
Venezuelan musicians form the world's largest orchestra
Venezuelan musicians form the world's largest orchestra
Venezuelan musicians form the world's largest orchestra
Venezuelan musicians form the world's largest orchestra
Venezuelan musicians form the world's largest orchestra
Members of the National System of Orchestras of Venezuela play in an attempt to enter the Guinness Book of Records for the largest orchestra in the world, with more than 12,000 musicians, at the Military Academy of the Bolivarian Army in Fuerte Tiuna Military Complex, in Caracas, on November 13, 2021. (Photo by Federico PARRA / AFP)
Venezuelan musicians form the world's largest orchestra
Members of the National System of Orchestras of Venezuela play in an attempt to enter the Guinness Book of Records for the largest orchestra in the world, with more than 12,000 musicians, at the Military Academy of the Bolivarian Army in Fuerte Tiuna Military Complex, in Caracas, on November 13, 2021. (Photo by Federico PARRA / AFP)
Venezuelan musicians form the world's largest orchestra
Members of the National System of Orchestras of Venezuela play in an attempt to enter the Guinness Book of Records for the largest orchestra in the world, with more than 12,000 musicians, at the Military Academy of the Bolivarian Army in Fuerte Tiuna Military Complex, in Caracas, on November 13, 2021. (Photo by Federico PARRA / AFP)
Venezuelan musicians form the world's largest orchestra
A member of the National System of Orchestras of Venezuela plays in an attempt to enter the Guinness Book of Records for the largest orchestra in the world, with more than 12,000 musicians, at the Military Academy of the Bolivarian Army in Fuerte Tiuna Military Complex, in Caracas, on November 13, 2021. (Photo by Federico PARRA / AFP)
Venezuelan musicians form the world's largest orchestra
A members of the National System of Orchestras of Venezuela raises his violin during a performance to enter the Guinness Book of Records for the largest orchestra in the world, with more than 12,000 musicians, at the Military Academy of the Bolivarian Army in Fuerte Tiuna Military Complex, in Caracas, on November 13, 2021. (Photo by Federico PARRA / AFP)
Venezuelan musicians form the world's largest orchestra
Members of the National System of Orchestras of Venezuela play during an attempt to enter the Guinness Book of Records for the largest orchestra in the world, with more than 12,000 musicians, at the Military Academy of the Bolivarian Army in Fuerte Tiuna Military Complex, in Caracas, on November 13, 2021. (Photo by Federico PARRA / AFP)
Venezuelan musicians form the world's largest orchestra
Members of the National System of Orchestras of Venezuela play during an attempt to enter the Guinness Book of Records for the largest orchestra in the world, with more than 12,000 musicians, at the Military Academy of the Bolivarian Army in Fuerte Tiuna Military Complex, in Caracas, on November 13, 2021. (Photo by Federico PARRA / AFP)
Venezuelan musicians form the world's largest orchestra
Members of the National System of Orchestras of Venezuela play during an attempt to enter the Guinness Book of Records for the largest orchestra in the world, with more than 12,000 musicians, at the Military Academy of the Bolivarian Army in Fuerte Tiuna Military Complex, in Caracas, on November 13, 2021. (Photo by Federico PARRA / AFP)