Thursday 13 September 2012


With less than a month to go until the city of Liverpool attempts to smash a Beatles Guinness World Record, event organisers have confirmed that 816 members of Liverpool’s combined choirs have confirmed their attendance on the day – including the world famous Liverpool Signing Choir fresh from their show-stopping performance at The London 2012 Olympic Games Closing Ceremony.

Taking place on Friday October 5th at The Cruise Liner Terminal, The Pier Head, Liverpool organisers are confident they will smash the world record for singing ‘in a round’ which currently stands at 897.

Organisers have also revealed timings for the day’s record attempt:-

10.00am Arrival
10.30am – Rehearsal
11.30am - Break
12.00pm - Record attempt

Jennifer John from Sense of Sound - the award winning Liverpool company that specialises in vocal training and singing – has been appointed to mobilise the city’s flourishing choir community and has confirmed a massive groundswell of support.

Jennifer John says,
"I am delighted that myself and Sense of Sound have the role of Musical Director for the challenge of attempting to beat the current world record for the largest number of people singing ‘in a round’. What better way than to be able to celebrate 50 years since The Beatles debut single ‘Love Me Do’ was released than by singing that very song to smash the record. So far we have more than thirty choirs taking part from all over the country but we still need more to join us in this exciting challenge.”

Jerry Goldman, MD of the award-winning Beatles Story attraction says,
 “Liverpool has really risen to the challenge to ensure the 50th anniversary of ‘Love Me Do’ Guinness World Records attempt is something that will be heard around the world. And we also have confirmed attendance from fans as far away as Brazil, Argentina and Australia!
“As soon as Jennifer contacted her network of choirs across the city and the country the level of support was amazing. They all agreed that this was a moment to come together and once again make Liverpool the centre of The Beatles musical world.
“But we still need people to sign up and join in. Beatles fans, tourists from across the world, locals, even pop stars can join in to make sure we smash this record!”

The record-breaking attempt has been created by the award-winning Beatles Story attraction and Albert Dock and is supported by Liverpool City Council.

Any choirs wishing to join in can contact

For more details about ‘Liverpool Celebrates 50 Years Of The Beatles’ can be found at:

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