Friday, December 19, 2014
Highest altitude carol concert: Easyjet breaks Guinness World Records record (VIDEO)
GENEVA, Switzerland -- Airline Easyjet broke the Guinness World Records' record for the highest altitude carol concert during a flight from London Gatwick to Geneva in Switzerland; yhe brand enlisted The ACM Gospel Choir for the stunt, which lasted 15 minutes and took place at an altitude of 39,000 feet, setting the new world record for the Highest altitude carol concert,
according to the World Record Academy: www.worldrecordacademy.com/.
Photo: A choir with members from all over the south have just broken a world record for holding a carol concert 39,000 feet in the air. Members of the ACM Gospel Choir broke the Guinness World Records' record on an Easyjet flight from Gatwick to Geneva. Once the concert was over, the choir collected funds for charity Unicef as part of Easyjet's Change for Good collection. (enlarge photo)
The Guinness World Records' record for the highest concert ever staged on land was at 6,476 m (21,246 ft) by Oz Bayldon (UK) - representing Music4children - on Mera Peak, Nepal, on 16 May 2012.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the highest concert recording; it is 11,277 m (37,000 ft) on the flight ZT6902 achieved by British band, Jamiroquai, and Sony Ericsson on the on the 27 February 2006 departing from Munich, Germany.
Once the concert was over, the choir collected funds for charity Unicef as part of Easyjet's Change for Good collection. The live performance was also part of the airline's wider Christmas campaign, which has seen passengers singing carols onboard several flights throughout December.
Paul Moore, communications director for Easyjet, said: "We thought our passengers would enjoy this festive form of in-flight entertainment and to achieve a World Record title at the same time as filling the plane with seasonal songs is the icing on the Christmas cake.
"Thanks to the fantastic ACM Gospel Choir, who sang so brilliantly onboard the flight today helping us to achieve this first for both Easyjet and Guinness World Records."
Mark De-Lisser, The ACM Gospel Choir director and vocal coach, added: "Singing is what we do and we have sung in some amazing, weird and even dangerous places, but to be given the opportunity to sing some festive cheer to the on-board passengers as we cruise at over 39,000 feet is truly out of this world.
"Achieving a World Record title at the same time is a great end to a very eventful year for the choir."
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