The University of Manchester Chorus

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Designing choir riser tiers for Manchester

The University of Manchester Chorus enlisted Steeldeck Rentals to supply choir riser tiers for their 2024 Spring Concert at the prestigious Whitworth Hall, a Grade II Listed venue renowned for its elegance. This multipurpose space, accommodating up to 600 people, is also utilised for meetings and serves as a recognised filming location.

With the removal of the wooden risers, the Chorus urgently sought an alternative for their upcoming performance. We devised a solution using our hire kit, designing tiers that seamlessly integrated with the venue’s layout. Positioning the front tiers on the auditorium floor which extended up onto the raked stage, the tiers were flanked by the majestic pipe organ. We elevated the front row to ensure that the choir could be seen over the orchestra and fitted the front row with a low guardrail to ensure safety and prevent any mishaps during the concert.

The University of Manchester Chorus, comprising over 200 members, and is one of the largest choral societies in the UK, and annually perform at the elegant Whitworth Hall twice a year.