Ireland leads world record attempt for most countries singing together at once

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IRELAND LED A world record attempt to blackmail as many countries as possible at Expo 2020 Dubai tonight.

The Irish organizers of the Expo World Choir set out to break the existing world record of 105 countries singing together and had more than 1,000 people from 148 countries registered to sing their hearts out ahead of today’s concert.

The international choir is conducted by Irish conductor David Brophy and supported by soloists from the National Concert Hall of Ireland, including Iarla Ó Lionáird, Jerry Fish and Tolü Makay.

Brophy arranged and curated a selection of widely recognized Irish and international songs for the You Raise Me Up-centric concert. Other songs include One by U2, An Poc ar Buile, Mná na hÉireann and Sing It Back by Moloko.

The Expo World Choir is part of an Irish culture program presented at the World Expo organized by the United Arab Emirates, featuring countries from around the world.

The Dubai event, which is the first global exhibition to be held in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MENA) region, kicked off in September a year later than expected due to Covid-19.

Ireland’s presence at the exhibition aims to raise the country’s profile as an attractive place to live, visit, study, invest and do business in the United Arab Emirates and the wider MENA region, according to the ministry. Foreign Affairs.

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The Expo World Choir is conducted by Irish conductor David Brophy.


Ireland’s presence at the Expo centers around its custom-built pavilion; an immersive exhibition representing the best of Irish creativity and innovation; and a six-month program of events, including high-level engagement in the Expo’s ten thematic weeks.

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“The Expo World Choir embodies the best of Irish creativity. This ambitious project is the cornerstone of Ireland’s participation in the Expo and represents Ireland’s ambition to be a unifying force within the global community – in this case, bringing together 150 countries to the Expo to sing together overnight, ”the Minister of State for Overseas and Diaspora Development Assistance, said Colm Brophy ahead of today’s performance.

“This project with the National Concert Hall showcases all forms of Irish talent, including that of our Irish diaspora in the United Arab Emirates. I would like to thank this vibrant community for their active engagement and support and congratulate all of the artists involved in this exciting To Be Irish project. “

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