I have a gig (almost) booked to record a good, but smallish choir in a large concert hall. It will be 25-30 adult voices - SABT. This will be my first recording in a "big-boy" venue. It is a closed session, so the hall will be essentially empty. http://www.krannertcenter.com/about/venues/foellinger.asp I believe the only accompaniment will be piano. My main question(s) relate to "feeling out" the hall and deciding where to place the choir, piano, etc. My main concerns would be getting the best sound out of the hall and not too much piano in the main mics. I will not likely have a chance to get inside the venue until I load in. My gut says to place the choir as one would expect for a choral performance - conductor fairly near the front of the stage. Any strong opinions on piano left or right? I would guess piano on the the conductor's right so if it is open the lid will bounce toward the choir and not the mics. I'm comfortable with mic placement - it's more around finding a sweet spot in the hall that I'm wondering about.