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Worship Spaces: 501–750 Seats

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Worship Space Acoustics


The First United Methodist Church is located in an historic building in the middle of downtown Sarasota, Florida. The sanctuary was renovated to accommodate a growing congregation and to improve the natural acoustical qualities of the space, particularly for natural acoustic propagation of liturgical music. A custom designed coffered ceiling and choir enclosure with details to match the historic character of the room were designed to reflect and diffuse natural acoustic sound from the platform to the congregation as well as to direct sound reflections across the room so choir members could hear each other.

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Bradley, D.T., Ryherd, E.E., Ronsse, L.M. (2016). Worship Spaces: 501–750 Seats. In: Bradley, D., Ryherd, E., Ronsse, L. (eds) Worship Space Acoustics. Springer, New York, NY.

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