Leicester, UK (April 24, 2015)—NoiseBoys Technologies used DPA microphones for the live television broadcasts of the reinterment ceremony for King Richard III at Leicester Cathedral in March. Participants at the ceremony included the Dean of Leicester Cathedral, the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Bishop of Leicester and actor Benedict Cumberbatch (pictured), who read a poem.
The event, which was covered by more than 150 international media outlets, took place close to where archaeologists found Richard III’s bones in 2012. His remains had been missing for more than 500 years since his death at the Battle of Bosworth.
Subsequent plans for a reburial in the cathedral sparked a massive refurbishment program, including a complete overhaul of the cathedral’s AV systems. Leicestershire-based pro audio and acoustics consultancy NoiseBoys Technologies won the contract to supply and install the new sound system. The company also handled the audio for the reburial services, two of which were broadcast live on ITV Channel 4, and one on BBC Radio 4.
The new permanent sound system includes DPA d:fine 66 headset microphones, which will be used by cathedral clergy for all regular services. For the live TV broadcasts, NoiseBoys used DPA d:screet 4061 miniature lapel microphones, supplied by DPA’s UK distributor, Sound Network.