Officials said that over 8,000 people gathered at the Melvin Jones Grandstand in Baguio City, north of Manila, on Wednesday evening in an attempt to break the existing world record on the largest number of people simultaneously singing Christmas carols in one place.
United Kingdom's record of 16,000 for the biggest choral group was too tough to break for the Philippines despite the city government's efforts to produce a higher number of carollers.
The organizers based the count on an electronic monitoring but failed to produce the 20,000 target.
The choral group was participated by students in the elementary, secondary and college levels.
Even though the world record was not broken, the event was still a success in spreading happiness to people this season said city officials.
The city mayor plans to make the event a yearly activity--simultaneous singing of Christmas carols in just one place--until the record can be broken.
Known as the summer capital of the Philippines, Baguio City stands at an elevation of 1,500 meters (5,100 feet) in the Cordillera Region in Luzon Island. The average temperature range between 15C and 23.3C (59F and 74F).
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