Sound Investment Enterprises
Saturday, May 25, 2024

Hope Chapel

Kihei, Maui, Hawaii

     Hope Chapel's 650 seat auditorium provides their growing congregation with a flexible and adaptable space to support the diverse programs of this contemporary island ministry.  The state-of-the-art media systems support a wide range of musical events for worship and outreach into the community.  Hope communicates it's message of encouragement, hope, and change with a strong teaching and worship arts presentation that incorporates relevant graphics, paintings, music, and gospel hula presented in da island-way during their multiple weekend services.
     Sound Investment Enterprises served as the project's acoustical and theatrical consultant and the audio/lighting/video designer and system integrator.  During the facility's design phase, the church staff was aware of the coming changes to media systems and wanted to insure that their facility would not become technically obsolete as time passed.  To insure a "future-proof facility", SIE created a master plan that could easily facilitate future system upgrades with special attention given to space planning, signal distribution, power expansion, and extra infrastructure capacity.
     All of the events occurring in the auditorium have the audio and video programs distributed to two additional buildings on campus; the youth/education building and the administrative/bookstore building.  In addition, a large plaza in the center of the campus has background music and the "event audio" distributed to speakers concealed in the plaza landscaping. This outside gathering space provides a relaxing and casual place for guest to enjoy da island-style hospitality that Hope Chapel is known for.

     Some of the auditorium's technical features include...
  • an extensive catwalk layout accessing stage lighting, speaker arrays, and structural rigging points
  • a flexible curtain system that can reconfigure the stage's size and appearance
  • acoustically isolated backstage wall
  • a 5.1 surround sound system utilizing MAD planar magnetic speakers
  • fourteen channels of handheld & lapel wireless microphones
  • a dual stage monitoring system incorporating personal IEM monitoring and conventional floor wedges
  • separate digital sound consoles at the front of house and recording/TV broadcast
  • a media suite incorporating control rooms for audio recording along with video editing, control, and internet streaming
  • a computerized lighting control system with distributed DMX control distribution
  • 102 dimable lighting circuits distributed about the auditorium
  • a wide assortment of conventional and robotic lighting fixtures
  • two rear projection audience screens for graphics and I.Mag presentation
  • multiple rigging points over stage and seating for touring road shows and concerts
  • isolated a/v tech power with off-stage 200 amp "touring power" disconnect
  • oversized back-of-stage loading door with truck dock and ramp.
Hope's Multipurpose Auditorium
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Gospel Hula
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An Evening Gathering in the Plaza
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