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White Light Called Up for Salvation Army Event

Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 18:30

On Saturday 19th May, 108 of the Salvation Army’s international leaders were summoned to Central Hall Westminster with the purpose of electing the 21st General of the Salvation Army. The man or woman chosen as part of this process will take office on August 3rd 2018, following the retirement of General André Cox who has held the post for the last 5 years. The event would also mark the farewell salute to General André Cox and Commissioner Silvia Cox (World President of Women’s Ministries), with musical and video tributes to their ministry and service in appointments around the world as well as opportunity for praise, worship, prayer and moments of reflection. As the Production Service Partner at Central Hall Westminster, White Light supplied the technical solutions on the event.

Along with the on-stage dialogue, the event included a significant music performance featuring the International Staff Songsters and the International Staff Band, The Royal Trumpeters and the Boscombe Timbrels. WL designed a professional grade audio system, supplying all on-stage microphones and audio capture. The event itself was streamed to Salvationists all over the world via a web platform and, as such, WL catered for an integral 3-way sound mix for front of house, monitors and broadcast enabling optimal control on all elements and ensuring the best results were delivered.

Working with the Great Hall’s internal architecture, WL discreetly flew a 6.3m wide front projection screen in front of the organ and projected the show’s HD content onto it from the rear balcony.

WL also installed a tailor-made broadcast lighting solution which not only used to adequately illuminate all 200 on-stage, but also create ambience, enhance emotive moments and direct attention. The lighting specification delivered on this event included a large quantity of broadcast-grade tungsten LED fixtures, a vast array of moving head lights from Clay Paky and Martin and LED colour wash lights from Robe.

WL’s Venue Manager at Central Hall Westminster James Thurlow comments: “This was an incredibly special event and it was a tremendous privilege to work alongside the Salvation Army on delivering this spectacle. WL is the in-house AV production partner to Central Hall Westminster and, like all clients, the Salvation Army benefitted from a high-end audio visual specification built specifically around their requirements whilst delivering a level of service enjoyed as part of the venue partnership model”.

Ray Begley of the Salvation Army comments “We were delighted with the service we received from WL. This was a particularly important event for us as an organisation and it was fantastic knowing we had reliable technical support throughout. It was a wonderful evening celebrating the great partnership between WL, Central Hall Westminster and the Army.”