Moscow (January 29, 2008)--A Midas Heritage 2000 console was recently installed in Moscow's 1,250-capacity Council Hall of Moscow cathedral, which is used for meetings of Local and Bishops' councils as well as events ranging from meetings and conferences to orchestral, organ and choral and folklore performances.
Head of the department of communication for the cathedral fund, Roman Demidov, explains, "The issue of purchasing a mixing console for the Council Hall had been going on for about a year, and we'd looked at several models from leading manufacturers. As the Hall hosts many important events involving chiefs of state and the Russian Orthodox Church, our basic criteria were reliability, sound quality, number of channels and ease of use without the need for preliminary rehearsals. Considering all this, we decided the optimum solution was the Midas H2000, which can handle a wide range of events with an easy to navigate, ergonomic control surface."
The Cathedral of Christ the Saviour was built to commemorate Russia's victory over Napoleon in the Great Patriotic War of 1812. It was demolished by the Stalin regime in 1931 and rebuilt after the end of Soviet rule in the late 20th century.