Choral seating standards
Date: June 27, 2015
We all know that choral singers need space to sing in – to hold their folder conveniently, and to be able to breathe properly without elbows digging into ribs. Sometimes that’s simply not possible to provide, and we all have to do the best we can - in the UK that often means cramped medieval churches or Victorian village halls.
But what if it’s a new concert hall stage being designed from scratch or being re-furbished?
Has anyone any experience of the sort of minimum widths that should be specified to designers and architects for choral seating? These could either be official recommendations (from standards bodies or from grant-giving arts organisations) – or research-based “best practice”.
Any pointers welcomed.