King’s College Chapel – Lighting Control

Kings College Choir Rehearse 'A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols'

Push The Button were approached to provide the lighting control system for Atelier 10’s Lighting design at King’s College Chapel, Cambridge in the summer of 2020.

The chapel is famous as the location of the BBC’s Carols from King’s, amongst other things, which is broadcast every Christmas Eve and sees choir performances of Christmas carols and festive songs take place.

Push The Button designed and supplied an ETC Paradigm Lighting Control System. This consisted of a bespoke lighting control unit housing a ten-button panel and a seven-inch touchscreen and some remote 10 button panels throughout the Chapel. Working alongside the College’s electrical contractor Push The Button designed the cable infrastructure and oversaw the installation. Whilst providing a simple and intuitive interface for daily use the system also allowed the BBC team to plug into the Paradigm controller and control the venue’s lighting, which was designed by Edinburgh’s Mike Stone Lighting.

This unique project required Push The Button to work closely with the Chapel staff who assist with religious services and to be adaptable when working in a building which is more than 550 years old.

The BBC team said they were “delighted” with Push The Button’s work on the control unit, which they felt allowed them to add a whole new artistic dimension to Carols from King’s.