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Evaluations of Riser companies

Thanks to all who responded. Here's what I received.

Original post:

I'd welcome any information on choral risers other than those by Wenger.
there companies out there whose risers you are HAPPY with that perhaps cost
less? I know what's out there but I don't know if they are any good, so
of you who've purchased them and who like what you bought, or don't...that
would be very helpful! Peery? Canadell?

My community choir purchased a set of seating choral risers last season.

The will seat 100 singers. They are made by Stage Rite which is a Michigan
company. There are fantastic.

I bought risers from Stageright that were somewhat pricey, but beautiful and
sturdy as can be. I would certainly recommend them, and would buy them
again, except that they'll probably not wear out in my lifetime!

I HIGHLY recommend "StageRight" - Recently purchased some risers from them -
they aren't cheap - but MUCH better than Wenger (these days, who isn't?)

Also - a friend of mine bought a $40K custom riser system from them - filled
a HUGE stage with a capacity of 400+ high schoolers and he is VERY happy
with their service and quality.

Their website is

Had Peery -- they were ok. It is (unfortunately) worth the cost to buy the
Wenger stuff--the engineering is simply better.

David - My school purchased the Peery ones. They are terrific, as far as I
can tell -- carpeted; sturdy; have wheels, I think and come in sections.
Our music director said they were much less expensive than Wenger and he is
very pleased with them. I intend to recommend them to our choir when we go
to seek funding to purchase risers.

Thanks to all!

David Griggs-Janower
228 Placid Drive
Schenectady, NY 12303-5118
518/356-9155; 518/442-4167 (w)

Albany Pro Musica
PO Box 3850
Albany, NY 12203-0850
Ph: (518) 438-6548

Music - PAC
University at Albany
Albany NY 12222

SUNYA Music department fax: 518/442-4182
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"Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life." Berthold

"Although nature has gifted us all with voices, correct singing is the
of art and study." Aristotle

"Why waste money on psychotherapy when you can just listen to the B Minor
Mass?" Michael Torke

"The man that hath no music in himself, Nor is not moved with concord of
sounds, Is fit for treasons, stratagems and spoils. The motions of his
are dull as night And his affections dark as Erebus: Let no such man be
trusted." Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice (and Vaughan Williams
to Music)

on November 27, 2007 10:00pm
Anyone has experience in Sico Harmony Risers? Are they better than Wenger?