Sauder-hall1-400x319Sauder Concert Hall is a leading performance venue in the Midwest due to its acoustics features and simple elegance. The hall design was inspired by the great concert halls of Europe. Vance George, director of the San Francisco Symphony Chorus, described Sauder Concert Hall as “one of the great halls of the world. It has incredibly warm and true acoustics.”

Sauder Concert Hall details:

  • 900 seat auditorium (main floor 600, balcony 300)
  • Additional 100 seat choral terrace
  • Handicap accessiblity
  • Elliptical stage: 65 feet wide, with a maximum depth of 32 feet
  • Two backstage dressing rooms
  • Two 9’ Steinway grand pianos
  • State of the art audio equipment

Contact the Goshen College Events Office at (574) 535-7881 for room availability and rental rates.

Sauder Concert Hall Audio Equipment Specifications

The stage is elliptical, with a width of 65 feet, a maximum depth of 32 feet and a backstage maple acoustical wood wall 12 feet high. Distance from front of house to the front of the stage is 54′. The venue has a 100 seat choral terrace – above and behind the back stage wall, 9 feet above the stage floor. These tickets are often sold at a reduced rate.

The PA system for the venue is designed in a Left/Center/Right configuration using EAW speakers, powered by Crown amplifiers, using Crown IQ processing. 4 Monitor channels are available. The installed system is augmented by front fills and subwoofers placed on stage.

  • Center Cluster Top Tier (1):
    EAW ASR665e
    HF: 2.5″ voice coil, 1.4″ exit, 60ºx45º
    constant directivity horn.
    MF: Horn-loaded 10-in MF cone
    LF: 15″ vented woofer
  • Bottom Tier (1):
    EAW AS690e
    HF: 2.5″ voice coil, 1.4″ exit, 90ºx 45º
    constant directivity horn
    MF: Horn-loaded 10-in MF cone
    LF: 2x 12-in woofers (separated vertically)
  • Left / Right (6):
    EAW MK2164 (balcony/underbalcony)
    HF: 1.4″ exit/44mm voice coil
    compression driver, 60ºx45º cd horn.
    LF: 12″ woofer
  • Front fills (4):
    EAW JF80
    HF: 1″ exit compression driver on a Waveguide plate
    LF: 2 x 6.5″ woofers
  • Subwoofers (2):
    EAW SB528z
    A dedicated subwoofer system with 2x 18″ transducers in a rectangular enclosure
  • Monitors (6):
    EAW SM200iH low/profile wedge
    HF:2″ exit compression driver on a Wave Guide Plate
    LF:12″ Woofer
  • Choral Terrace fill (1):
    EAW UB82e
    HF: 1″ exit compression driver on a 90 x 60 constant directivity horn.
    LF: 2 x 8″ woofer
  • Mixing Console:
    Yamaha CL5

    • Digital Mixing Console
    • 32 + 2 Master Faders, 72 mono channel mixing plus 8 stereo channels
    • Rio 1608-D and Rio3224-D
    • 16 send Mix Bus, 8 send Matrix Bus
    • 4 band parametric channel EQ, 31-band graphic EQ, 15 band flex EQ
    • Reverbs, delays, modulation, premium rack compressor modeling etc for effects
    • Dante
  • System processor:
    Crown USM810, Crown IQ software
  • Amplifiers (10):
    Crown Macrotech Series
    4 MA2400
    6 MA1200 (4 monitor mixes total)
  • Outboard Gear:
    2 Personus ACP88 compressors (16ch total)
    2 Lexicon MPX550 effects/reverb
    t.c. electronics M-1 effects
    t.c. electronics D-2 delay
    2 dbx 2231 graphic eq (4 ch)2 Symetrix 533E graphic eq (4 ch)
    Sony CD, MD playback
    Tascam DA-40 DAT recorder
    Proel active DI
    Countryman 85 DI
    Whirlwind IMP 2
  • Microphone inventory:2 AKG C1000S
    2 Audio Technica AT4054
    1 Audio Technica AT4040 (with shock mount)
    2 Neumann TLM 193 (with shock mounts)
    2 Neumann KM 184
    1 Neumann U87 (with shock mount)
    1 Sennheiser e6021 Shure Beta 52
    6 Shure Beta 57
    6 Shure Beta 58
    1 Shure Beta 87a
    6 Shure SM81
    10 Shure SM 58
    2 Shure SM 57
    2 Shure KSM 44 (with shock mounts)
    4 DPA 4099 w/Shure wireless bodypack or xlr adapters
    4 Shure UR2 Wireless with Beta87C capsules or a Sennheiser MKE2 Lapel
    2 Shure QLD2 Wireless with Beta 87C capsules or bodypack with Shure W93 Lapel