Queensland’s Coorparoo State School has recently unveiled its new multipurpose hall designed to seat up to 500 people. The new hall features an advanced lighting control system from Jands .
Jo Young, music co-ordinator for Coorparoo State School says that the school is very proud of their new state-of-the-art performing arts hall, and extremely grateful to have the new performance space fitted out with professional stage lighting equipment installed by an expert team.
That expert team was Performance Lighting & Sound, specialists in supplying audio visual equipment to educational facilities.
“Our limited knowledge of lighting equipment meant we had to rely on the team at Performance Lighting & Sound to guide us as we configured equipment to suit our specific needs,” explained Jo.
Jands ESPII console and control systems have been installed in the performing arts hall.
Jo says that the PL&S technicians have helped them vastly improve the appearance of their performance ensembles and highlight soloists as well as major production items.
“Even in rehearsal we have noticed how professional and polished our performers look as a direct result of the lighting scenes we are now able to achieve.”
Noel Martin, director of PL&S explained that the Jands ESPII 24 lighting console was recommended as it was a proven workhorse with user-friendly operation.
Key features of the Jands installation:
- Jands ESPII 24 lighting console
- Two Jands FPX12 dimmer racks
- Jands WM patch panel
- Spotlight lighting fixtures:
- 8 Combi 650w fresnels
- 8 Combi 650w prism convex
- Vedette 2500w follow spot
- 5 four-way cyc lights
- 2 ETC Junior zoom profiles
- Straight and curved Jands JH curtain track
Jo says that the lighting console is very user-friendly and relatively simple to use while the lighting capability far exceeds their expectations without exceeding their budget.
Spotlight fixtures from Jands were chosen due to their availability and the school’s willingness to opt for a quality product. Jands’ support and service back-up was also a key factor in the selection of their lighting systems