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OH HAPPY DAY - World Choir Games 2014, Riga (50'000 people singing a worship song)

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Published on Jul 14, 2014

"Oh Happy Day" - 18th century hymn, an African American spiritual

An 18th century American worship hymn "OH HAPPY DAY" sung at the World Choir Games 2014 in Riga by 50'000 people at the Mežaparka Lielā estrāde venue.

More than 27'000 singers from 73 countries compete at the World Choir Games 2014 festival in Riga making it 460 choirs.

Solo - Walt Whitman
Instrumental Ensemble by Kristaps Krievkalns
Conductor - Andre Thomas

"Oh Happy Day" is a 1967 gospel music arrangement of an 18th-century hymn. Recorded by the Edwin Hawkins Singers, it became an international hit in 1969, reaching No. 4 in the US and No. 2 in both the UK pop charts and Irish Singles Chart. It has since become a gospel music standard." - Wikipedia

Thanks to LATVIAN TELEVISION - WWW.LTV.LV for video.

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