The Recital Hall at Calvin College’s Covenant Fine Arts Center meets a unique need by providing a smaller performance space with great acoustics, technology, and aesthetics. Until its completion, smaller performances (such as student recitals) took place in the large Auditorium, dwarfing the small crowd and killing the mood. ABD Engineering and Design engineered acoustical solutions and AVL systems for the space including a high definition video projection system with operable screens for both upstage and downstage. The 300 seat Recital Hall is optimized to provide a great solution for intimate performances, lectures, and even the occasional movie showing.
The acoustics of the Recital Hall are so advanced that some choir directors say they avoid using it as a rehearsal space. Their reason? “It makes us sound better than we actually are!”