Issues with school choirs singing in a local church venue for concert?
Date: March 3, 2015
I am in my second year at a small high school of 750, and have two choirs of around 30 members each. Historically, attendance for our performances are relatively low (100-120 people) in our beautiful, giant auditorium that seats the entire student body. My theatre colleague and his sound engineer students set up our stage with mics and monitors for my choirs to be heard, but understandably it is not a very natural sound. Just a few weeks ago my choirs sang at a local church and sounded absolutely fantastic, having finally experiencing the natural resonant quality that comes from singing in an acousticly forgiving space.
I have a meeting with my administration in the next couple of days about changing the venue from our auditorium to the local church. I expect Separation of Church and State issues to arise with at least one of my admins, does anyone have advice or experience performing a concert in a 'religous space' and how to present it sympathetically to my administration?
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