I have to record a choir, with band for a few events a year. We hire in the equipment most years, so it's kind of a blank slate, however it's a charity affair, so budget is exceptionally tight for what people want out of it. We produce a CD each year, but the results have been haphazard in the past and usually require way too much time trying to fix problems in post production; time none of us really want to spend. I've seen people work incredible magic using nothing but a few SM58s on high stands and careful mixing, and we've done some experimentation with mic placement, but the choir always come out very thinly, especially the men. We are going to multitrack the recording in future, but I'm still worried that I have no real idea how a choir should be miced up properly. It's an SATB group arranged Sop-Ten-Bas-Alt, though sometimes we put the male line behind the female one. Using dynamic mics only ends up catching a few people in each section, and cartoid condenser mics always pic up waaaay too much spill from the band, and feedback from the monitors prevents them being turned up too high (I understand this isn't a recording issue but the mics are used for the performance as well as the recording). I've googled about but there doesn't seem to be much clear advice. Thanks for reading.