Hi, I have a gig coming up recording a chorus and chamber orchestra concert in a church. It's the Bach Magnificat. The chorus will be in choir stalls on either side of the altar, thus facing each other across the altar. Some singers (probably tenors only) will be standing along the back of the altar. The orchestra will be across the floor in front of the altar, much wider than the chorus. Soloists will most likely be in front of the orchestra, but might be in front of the altar (chorus center), depends on what the conductor decides in dress rehearsal. To make it worse, the chorus is a bit feeble, and the orchestra tends to get a little over excited at times, so balance can be a problem with these folks. The tracker organ is located house left above the chorus. Balance with that wasn't too bad, actually. First time for this setup, I tried using an ORTF pair about 4-5' behind the conductor. The orch image was great, but the chorus was dead center and often too weak. Next time I added 3 SM80s around the altar, about 15' up, one over right choir stall, one over left, one over the back singers. These were panned R / L / C in the mixer and and into inputs 3 and 4 of my Edirol R-44. I got in some clicker activity pre-concert to try to time align the tracks. That wasn't all that useful of course, since the C chorus mic was further away from the ORTF pair than the L and R chorus mics. The result that time was better, at least I could mix up the choir a bit when the orchestra got loud. However, the choir image sounded artificial (which it was). I'm wondering if a second ORTF or maybe XY (narrower image?) pair behind the orchestra, near the front of the altar, would be better. It would capture a VERY wide image (with the choir essentially wrapped around it), but I could blend L and R in the mixdown to narrow it. Will this be better? Would I get too much orchestra and/or cause phase problems with the orchestra? Would the different images just confuse things mixed together? I'm tightly limited in setup time, so I can't set many more mics than this, and have very little time to adjust once set. What do you pros recommend for this situation? Many thanks!