The 2012 edition of the Akwa Ibom State Government Christmas Carol Night takes place today Thursday, December 20, 2012 at Uyo Township Stadium. Early this morning, around 3am, Wetinhappen.com crew cruised into the venue of this event to see how preparations are going on and we would say we are impressed with the high level of preparedness exhibited by the organizers of this event. The Christmas Carol night is an annual event organized by the Akwa Ibom State Government to celebrate Christmas in a unique and soul – stirring way. The event has over the years been a regular fixture in the end of year programme of the Akwa Ibom State Government.

In 2008, the scope of the Carol Night was expanded from the small in-house event it  used to be to an event that will have participants from every part of the State. This led to the assemblage of nine thousand, three hundred (9300) choristers drawn from each of the thirty-one Local Government Areas of the State to sing at the 2008 edition of the Akwa Ibom State Government Christmas Carol Night which took place on December 26, 2008.

It was discovered that an event which took place in December 2004 in the United States of America and which had seven thousand, five hundred and fourteen choristers (7514) singing Christmas Carols was adjudged by the Guinness book of world records as being the Largest group of Carol singers in the world. The 2008 Akwa Ibom State Christmas Carol Night which had 9,300 Carol Singers thereby set a new world record of being the Largest group of Carol Singers in the world.

 

The same number of Choristers sang at the 2009 and 2010 editions of the Carol night while the 2011 edition had the number increased to nine thousand, nine hundred and ninety-nine (9,999) choristers. The 2012 edition of the Akwa Ibom State Government Christmas Carol Night will take place today Thursday, December 20, 2012 at Uyo Township Stadium.

This Years edition will feature Pastor E. A. Adeboye, Pastor Donnie McClurkin, Alvin Slaughter, Aity Dennis-Inyang, Pat Akpabio, Annie Inyang and Linda Etukudoh among others… To learn more about these guests artistes, click HERE. To see a gallery of past events, click HERE. To contact the organizers, click HERE.

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