Huge Turnout for Mass Singing Tribute to King Bhumibol

Conducter Somtow Sucharitkul leads musicians Saturday in the Sanam Luang in Bangkok.

BANGKOK — By boat, bus car and foot they have come to assemble in the tens of thousands Saturday outside the Grand Palace in Bangkok to join a tribute singing the royal anthem to His Majesty the Late King.

The performance, accompanied by the Siam Philharmonic, Siam Sinfonietta and a 100-member choir in singing the anthem conducted by composer Somtow Sucharitkul.

The mass performance is being filmed by director Chatri Chalerm Yukol for a film to be shown in theaters and on television. Roads have been closed around the palace area due to the influx of people.