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Wooddale Church – Eden Prairie, MN

This sanctuary provides seating for 2,000 worshippers and a choir of 125, with no one sitting more than 86 feet from the chancel platform. A large balcony seats half of the audience. The 70-foot interior provides a spaciousness appropriate to a wide variety of religious services as well as musical and theatrical performances. The space was carefully designed to satisfy the acoustical requirements for voice and instructional music, including a 115 rank tracker pipe organ located directly behind the choir area. The sanctuary supports a spire which rises to 200 feet, providing the church with a strong identity from the adjacent highway and a recognizable image and presence within the community of Eden Prairie.