“All too often, a church is built like a civic auditorium–big space and many seats–yet in the case of a large church, the building is expected to perform like a church. An auditorium is made for “auditing”, or listening. A church is made for auditing and singing, therein lies the important difference. Most acoustic design projects, and churches are no exception, start with a budget and a vision. By the time the building committee is finished with a fully functional church, it will have allocated about 10 percent of the total building budget to the acoustics, and that does not include the sound system, wiring, the audio room or the sound equipment. The hope is, after all is said and done, that the church will actually sound like a church.”
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