Top navigation

WATCH: Orchestra breaks world record with 7,548 musicians

Laura  Barnes
WATCH: Orchestra breaks world record with 7,548 musicians

An orchestra in Germany has broken the world record for the largest-ever musical ensemble.

7,548 musicians brought their instruments along to the Commerzbank Arena stadium in Frankfurt to attempt to break the world record.

The 51,500-seat football stadium was transformed into a classical performance venue on Saturday 9th July.

The orchestra was led by Hamburg conductor Wolf Kerschek and performed a number of different pieces including arrangements by the likes of Beethoven and Czech composer Antonin Dvorak.
Article continues below


The orchestra beat the previous record, held in Australia in 2013, which saw 7,224 musicians come together to perform at the Queensland Music Festival.

“It’s an incredibly special day. I’ve never heard anything like this. I’ve never heard a sound like this and I’ve never had an experience like this – and we’re just talking about the rehearsal,” said Kerschek in the lead up to the performance.

“It’s about sharing the idea of music, playing together and really exchanging emotionally.”

You can watch Ruptly TV’s video of the record being broken below:

Tags: orchestra , world record , Video , Wolf Kerschek

Follow us on