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September 17, 2012

Deepest a cappella performance a world record

The Ariadne Women's Chamber Choir of Sudbury, Ont., recently took its act two kilometres underground in Vale Inco Ltd.'s Creighton Mine in Sudbury - setting the new world record for the deepest a cappella performance.

Ten of the group's 12 members donned special coveralls, protective eyeglasses and hard hats and descended with miners into Vale Inco Ltd.'s Creighton Mine in an elevator known as "the cage."

They spent a morning in the mine's SNOLAB, the world's deepest underground laboratory used for advanced physics experiments, performing a variety of pieces including Canadian composer Christine Donkin's Magnificat, and Hodie, from Benjamin Britten's Christmas choral piece A Ceremony of Carols.

The Guinness world record for the deepest concert underground was at 1271 m (4,169 ft 11 in) below sea level at Pyhäsalmi Mine Oy, Pyhäjärvi, Finland and was performed by Agonizer (Finland).

Posted by acapnews at September 17, 2012 12:00 AM