Friday, December 4, 2009
Most people singing the same song in
different languages-Glasgow University sets world record
GLASGOW, UK -- More than 200 people (staff and
students) at Glasgow
University sang Auld Lang Syne in 41 languagesi-setting
the world record for the Most
people singing the same song in different languages.
Photo: Staff and students at Glasgow
University sang Auld Lang Syne in 41 languages, including
Gaelic, Czech, Estonian, Esperanto, Latin and Thai.
University principal Anton Muscatelli
said: "We are delighted that so many international staff and
students of the University
of Glasgow helped make this new world record for the
people singing the same song in different languages
"Singing Robert Burns' international anthem was
a fitting way to end the year of Homecoming."
Other languages sung at the event
were: Persian, Arabic, Malay, Vietnamese, Frisian, Hindi,
Urdu, Irish Gaelic, Romanian, Scots, Welsh, Ukrainian, Yoruba,
Swahili, Catalan, Bangla, Maori, Chichewa, Georgian, and Igbo.
Auld Lang Syne was written by Robert
Burns in 1788. It was later set to the tune of a Scottish
The event took place to mark the end of the Hunterian
Museum's Homecoming Burns exhibition.
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December 4, 2009