The outline: I'm recording 14 choirs next month in a mid size, barn style church about 60' high, wood ceiling and 100 ' long. It has a top balcony that will be empty (I think) so I'm assuming there will be no human absorption there, causing some problems if I were to use high omni flanks. The balcony extends out over the main floor about 20%. Most of the main floor is open. I like it. Being a barn style, it has some undesirable reverb but its not too bad. The Choirs love singing here so it must sound nice however, I'm going in cold. The largest Choir will be 75 people in 4 rows on a stage that is 3' high. I'm thinking from floor to top heads > approx 14' total. The choir's will take the entire sides of the stage, however, there will also be a few smaller choirs that I need to be prepared for as well! The Church main floor will be full with an Adjudicator. This is no concern for me other than telling you this is a competition of importance and he/she will be in one of the isle's to mark. If the Choirs are picked, The recording I make will be sent to the Provincials that could go onto Nationals. This is how they are being judged for the Provincials. There will be a Director in front on the floor (floor has some squeaks where the director will be standing). I will have approx 5' of room for one good sized stand behind him/her . everyone is expecting my presence and 100% willing to work around my needs. I am planning to use 1 Royer SF-24v or 2 R-122 (not sure yet) for this. This will be a Royer Ribbon weekend lol. I'm using the Great River MP-2NV for the ribbon mic pre I was also hoping to have the new DPA 4011A omni caps here in time for flanks but they aren't released yet. I'm not sure if I have enough coverage or what do you think? Recording Choirs is new to me so I need help and idea's. I need to order stands today. I was looking at the Quikloc but my dealer said they were having trouble with the lock missing and/breaking. I'm thinking Chinese junk effecting them now. What do you suggest for stands, mics?