On 9 May 2020 the Rekord-Institut für Deutschland RID (Records Institute for Germany) certified 1,320 participating musicians from 44 nations officially as »largest virtually playing music ensemble« by entering their new world record into the RID Record Vault. The organizer of the record attempt was music teacher Jens Illemann from Wewelsfleth in Schleswig-Holstein (D), who has been sent their recorded music video clips by the ensemble members via Facebook. For the record attempt each of the record candidates had to contribute a video with his or her musically performance. Illemann provided sheet music for various voices and a sound sample in advance, and then created a presentable song by mixing down all received submissions – or in other words: created the »largest virtually playing musical ensemble«. The video clip was first published online on 9 May 2020.
Jens Illemann has already been a key figure for an official RID world record before, when he was involved in the »largest orchestra in the world«, playing with 7,548 musicians in July 2016 at the »Commerzbank Arena« in Frankfurt (D). In times of Corona, this record attempt has now been transferred to a digital way of execution.
»We at Rekord-Institut für Deutschland (Records Institute for Germany) are very impressed by our RID record hunters, inventing new and creative top performances despite the actual situation. We noticed this positive effect significantly for our campaign »Stay At Home – breaking RID World Records«. Now we are very glad to welcome the 1,320 new record holders, who together were successfully recognized as »largest virtually performing music ensemble«, said RID record adjudicator Olaf Kuchenbecker.
As an active bass player himself, Kuchenbecker accompanied the record attempt of the digital music ensemble. Now he will present the RID Record Certificate virtually in an online video to the participating musicians, which will officially effect the entry into the RID Record Vault.
Additionally, we offer printed and optionally framed certificates with your name.
Please order your copy with German text (pictured above right) oder English text (pictured above left):
1. RID Record Certificate with individual printed Text,
30 cm x 40 cm, 350 grams paper, four-color print
15 EUR/ pc; blue frame, HAMA brand: 10 EUR/ pc;
plus 10 EUR for packaging & delivery to GER; plus 20 EUR to EU countries; plus 30 EUR to CH
Up to 3 framed certificates can be send in one package
2a. Digital RID Record Certificate (pdf) with individual printed Text,
For print at home in original format of 30 cm x 40 cm @300 dpi, 10 EUR/ pc
2b. Digital RID Record Certificate (jpg) with individual printed Text and animated frame
for web + social media, 1.310 x 1.000 Pixel, 10 EUR/ pc
3. Digital Record Certificate Bundle
Both digital record certificates for 15 EUR
4. All-In Record Certificate Bundle
Printed and framed record certificate plus both digital record certificates in a bundle
for 35 EUR, plus fee for packaging & delivery to destination country (see 1.)