Choral risers are a critical component to a successful show choir performance. Whether the show is traveling to different venues or taking place in the school’s auditorium, choir risers help ensure clear views of the performers and optimal acoustics.
School Outlet offers a wide range of high-quality portable choir staging and risers to meet the needs of every music and theater program. Unlike permanent built-in modular church stages, these portable choir stages can be moved to various venues and reconfigured to fit the space without much time or effort. They also provide flexibility to grow with the needs of the program and save storage space when not in use.
Choosing the right choir risers depends on several important factors: acoustics, stability, ease of transport and setup, and style. For example, the risers should be lightweight enough to move easily but sturdy enough to support the weight of singers and other equipment. They should be designed to minimize vibration or noise, and they should have a finish that hides any scratches or dents.
When it comes to acoustics, look for acoustic shells that help direct sound toward the audience and avoid reflections on the stage surface. Acoustic shells are especially helpful for schools in which a pit band is used, as they will allow the singers to hear their accompaniment music clearly. For added visibility, consider LED lights that can be positioned beneath the risers to illuminate the performers when onstage.
Stability is another key factor to look for in a choir riser, particularly when the performers will be moving around on them during their performance. Look for a system that has strong leg bracing to reduce the possibility of wobbling or creaking. This is especially important if the performers will be wearing costumes and are standing while singing.
Many choir risers are constructed of wood, but some are made of steel for greater durability and strength. Some have a textured finish to improve grip and prevent falls. Others are made of lightweight plastic to keep the weight down, and some have a padded top for comfort. Some of the most popular options have a 10-year manufacturer’s warranty, making them a smart investment.
For school facilities with limited budgets, a portable choir riser system is an excellent alternative to expensive built-in stages. These systems can be used for a variety of school events, including musicals, plays, and assemblies. When not in use, they can be rolled to the storage room or stage and stored in a convenient area.
A mobile stage can be modified to meet the specific needs of a worship team by adding stage accessories, such as guard rails and stage stairs. They can also be covered with skirting to add a finished appearance and conceal any unsightly edges or hardware. The stage and risers can also be paired with other products like music instruments, microphones, and decor for an integrated look. Ultimately, a well-planned portable stage can provide the best solution for worship spaces that have varying requirements throughout the year.