FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
First Baptist Church, Richmond, Kentucky, completed in June 2004, includes a
radial plan sanctuary seating 1,200 on the main floor level. When the balcony
is converted from temporary classrooms to worship seating the total capacity
will exceed 1,800. The choir performance area on the platform was designed to
accommodate 120+ singers, with orchestra, piano and organ accompaniment.
A choir rehearsal suite was created to allow replication of the performance
configuration. Acoustical criteria and design for the performance and rehearsal
spaces were provided in consultation with Acoustics by J. W. Moohney, Amelia,
Ohio. Supplemental design and supply and installation of sound reinforcement
and video systems were provided by Ford Audio–Video Systems, Tulsa, OK.