St. Andrews Lutheran Church mics choir with Earthworks
WORLD: Audio Video Electronics recently utilised eight Earthworks ChoirMics in the sanctuary of St. Andrews Lutheran Church in Mahtomedi, Minnesota. ‘Earthworks is one of our very top choices for choir microphones in many of our church installations,’ stated Kevin Crow, Audio Video Electronics vice president.
‘Along with the customer Brad Nelson, FOH engineer for St. Andrews, we chose the Earthworks ChoirMics for the installation because they have a massive choir,’ he explained. ‘Their sanctuary seats over 1,200 people. Even though their choir may project well into the room, we still like to mic the choir because it really fills the room. We positioned the ChoirMics on the various sections of the choir (soprano, alto, tenor and bass). In this large sanctuary, the ChoirMics are virtually invisible from the congregation. Even when photographed with a telephoto lens the ChoirMics are hard to see.
‘There is also a giant organ very close to the ChoirMics, which is the largest organ in the state of Minnesota,’ he added. ‘It is a miracle that we can get as much sound from the choir with the organ and mics placed where they are. It is a real testimony to the quality of the Earthworks microphones.’
After the installation was completed, church leaders and members commented on the improvement of the choir sound quality ‘on nearly a weekly basis’. The Earthworks ChoirMics are fed into a Midas Legend mixer through an L-Acoustics Kiva/Kilo loudspeaker system.
‘We end up recommending Earthworks microphones all the time,’ he enthused. ‘I would also like to add that St. Andrews church also has an Earthworks PianoMic, and they really love it.’