Monday, 14 May 2012

Striking World Record Smashed - It's Official

Last night [Sunday 13 May] the world record for the most triangles to be struck at one time was smashed when 574 triangles were played at the Striking Together for Gold concert, exceeding the current record of 550.

Working together for five years as part of the Olympics-inspired 'Striking Together' the world record attempt was the climax for this highly successful percussion orchestra of young Cambridgeshire musicians at their concert, 'Striking Together for Gold'.

With the help of audience participation 574 triangles were struck, breaking the world record in style.

Mark Aldous, the composer, conductor and brains behind the world record attempt said: "The sound of 574 triangles all being struck at one time was amazing and it was fantastic to break the world record. I'm sure breaking the world record together with the concert will be something every participant, whether a musician or a member of the audience, remembers for many years to come."

Councillor Martin Curtis, who leads on the Olympics at Cambridgeshire County Council, said:  "The achievement comes after five years of hard work and commitment for so many young musicians and every credit must go to them for their amazing music making. It is going to be an amazing summer for sports and culture and the event last weekend was just one of many great activities which we can all enjoy."

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