United Kingdom (January 8, 2007)–Little kids; put ’em on a playground and they sound like a big, loud, shrieking racket, but make ’em sing in unison and suddenly their voices become positively angelic. It was because of that phenomenon that Britannia Row Productions recently used its new Outline Butterfly line array for the largest assembled children choir ever.
An Outline Butterfly line array PA supported a 5,000-kid choir on the recent Young Voices tour in the U.K.The ‘Young Voices’ tour, which took place throughout the U.K. in December, featured an assembled choir of 5,000 school children (8,000 in Manchester) as a celebration of music in schools. The concerts were held at NIA Birmingham, Sheffield Arena, MEN Manchester and Belfast Odysey, before culminating at The Royal Albert Hall in London.
System technicians for the tour, Davide Lombardi and Adam Smith, remarked, “This system never seems to amaze us; we are really putting it through it’s paces, from rock and Roll with artists such as the Foo Fighters, to 5000 kids in the Royal Albert Hall assembled as a choir, and the dynamics are absolutely fabulous.” Maurizio Gennari, FOH engineer commented, “It’s great–so small yet so powerful; this system is a true reference for what is going down the microphone.”