Jeff Abbott, the production director at Christ Church in Hickory, North Carolina, took inspiration from a few different designs on this site and made a design all his own. He modeled the design using a wonderful tool called Google Sketchup (free).
The construction for the set is composed of wooden frames with 12″, 16″ and 20″ (all by 48″ long) coroplast panels purchased from a local sign shop. Construction happened over a 2 week period.
First the wood for the framework was cut and the “bows” were made and painted. Assembly of the actual set sections happened on stage as the sections were not built to be moved a lot. The set is lit with S4 par can with color scrollers from above, shooting down the “tunnels” then front lit with more S4 pars and gels. The only LEDs are behind the keyboard player and drummer and on the wall panels.
The drum and keyboard risers are 8 foot in diameter. Construction is 4 sheets of plywood screwed together, then cut in a circle by hand and covered with carpet. The risers are supported with cinder blocks and patio stones, then wrapped in coroplast. Total cost for this set was around $1500.
If you’re interested in getting a copy of the Sketchup design, drop Jeff a comment here and he’ll gladly share.
Pics are from a Night of Worship where the set was revealed.