Tyndale College and Seminary
Tyndale College and Seminary was moving their campus and was taking over a Catholic nunnery.
The nunnery’s “Motherhouse”, the main chapel, was the only large gathering space on campus, necessitating that it was able to serve the diverse needs of the University and Seminary. This space would be used for large classes, formal events, as well as for large-scale high-energy contemporary worship services.
These diverse needs had to be met while maintaining the ascetic of the space.
We needed to provide both high-impact, highly-intelligible audio and large vibrant digital media projection and displays.
Working with IT/AV staff at the university, we where able to create solutions that brought high-energy, highly-intelligible audio as well as vibrant digital visual media without compromising the amazing visual ascetic of the space!
The audio system is controlled by the Allen & Heath GLD System for large scale events serving the needs of multiple inputs where high quality live music are demanded. Simple classroom and lecture functions are carried out by the QSC Q-SYS system, networked with the rest of the university campus.
A 400 pound loudspeaker comprised of a Danley SH96 and Danley TH118 provide both amazing high-impact and highly-intelligible audio to every seat in the house. The loudspeakers are flown from the 55 foot ceiling and wrapped in custom maple “tuscan rose” veneer, blending perfectly into the space.
With a 55 foot ceiling and a stunning mosaic at the front of the chapel, we couldn’t drop a conventional screen from the ceiling. Rather, we built a “Calcutta marble” enclosure to house a giant 15 foot wide projection screen. This 800 pound monstrosity is a motorized screen that rises up from the floor, rather than down like a conventional screen.
A 12,000 Lumen, 3 chip DLP, xenon light source, Barco HDX-W12 was fitted with an ultra-long throw lens to shoot from over 100 feet away in the balcony.
65” Panasonic displays flank the stage on the left and right, with additional inputs on stage for confidence monitors.
A custom patch panel allows flexible patching and source selection between the multiple inputs and the 5 displays.
Tyndale University College – 3377 Bayview Ave, Toronto, ON
Project Description: Tyndale Chapel – Stage Lighting Upgrade
Project Value: Approx. $25,000
Tyndale College and Seminary was looking for a better solution for lighting the chancel area within their main chapel for an assortment of varied services/events/performances throughout the year. The stage lighting solution that Tyndale had in place while effective, was a cumbersome assortment of stage lighting on temporary lighting stands placed in and around the stage area.
The challenge was for a lighting solution that would still effectively light the stage area, but one which would fit/blend in much better with the ascetics of the space.
Working with Tyndale’s AV staff we determined that “hiding” lighting elements from view as much as possible would preserve the architectural features of this wonderfully unique facility.
So we determined that placement of lighting elements in the downstage sides of the stain glass window recesses (which line the Chapel walls), would allow for as much concealment of the lighting elements as was possible. This placement would also allow for a higher placement of lighting fixtures compared to what was previously in place allowing for a more even/consistent stage wash then was previously in place.
We did this by fabricating 8 custom lighting bars that were mounted vertically in the first four window recesses on either side of the stage, and then mounted 16 Chauvet COLORdash Par H12IP LED fixtures which were powered by Middle Atlantic RLM-20-1AC power modules which allowed for remote power distribution to each individual lighting bar.
The DMX control commands for the 16 LED lights were distributed to these new lighting fixtures using a pair of CHAUVET Data Stream 4 optical splitters, utilizing the existing DMX control infrastructure which was already in place within the chapel.