Britannia Row Productions again chose Turbosound Flashline line arrays earlier this year to deliver main sound reinforcement for the annual tour of Young Voices, a series of concerts featuring a full band and a choir of several thousand primary school pupils performing at arenas throughout the UK.
Young Voices is the largest school choir experience in the world. From all across the UK and Ireland, over 100,000 children every year, along with stars like Alexandra Burke, Lemar, Des’ree, Keith Semple and Beverley Knight, with the dedicated support of over 10,000 teachers from 2,500 schools, perform a diverse range of music for every kind of taste at concert venues from Manchester, Birmingham, Sheffield and Dublin to London’s O2 Arena.
According to Britannia Row managing director Bryan Grant, the system included 48 Flashline TFS-900H flown line array elements, configured in two main hangs each of 15 boxes, plus three Flex Array down fills and two side hangs of nine TFS-900H (also with three Flex Array down fills). Sub-bass was provided in the shape of 12 Flashline TFS-900L subwoofers ground stacked at the front of the stage and eight powered TQ-440SP 3-ways were deployed as front fills.
The Flashline TFS-900H incorporates 11 neodymium drive units, configured across four discrete frequency bands, that are capable of outputting up to 147.5 dB peak SPL with low harmonic distortion. Due to the turnkey approach – trucking and flying four-up on a wheeled dolly, and packaged with Lab.gruppen amplification – the system is intuitive and repeatable to deploy.
Colin Pink, front of house engineer for Young Voices, states: “These events are an interesting challenge in that there is not a lot of time to set up and rehearse the choir each day, and I’m pleased to say that Flashline is able to give us a very predictable result every time”.