There are a few options when choosing how to best mic multiple people on a stage. If the budget allows then you can give everyone their own wireless mic. This quickly becomes expensive and the most common alternate solution is to use a mic or several mics to capture multiple performers simultaneously.
From Up Above
One of the most popular ways is to use overhead/choir mics. The dynamic AudioTechnica Pro45 is a popular and cost effective overhead mic.
The Shure MX202 is a condenser mic so it will pick up either a wider range or pick up from higher up due to its more powerful mic element.
How Many Do I Need?
For a choir of 20-30 singers you will only need around 3 choir mics spaced no more than 10ft apart. These can be hung from the ceiling but if that is not possible you can mount them on tall mic stands. This also gives you the added ability to quickly experiment with different angles to best balance the choir as well as being a more portable solution.
From Down Below
Boundary mics [Sometimes called PZM mics] pick up both direct as well as reflected sound and are mounted on a flat surface such a s a stage, wall or podium. They do an excellent job of picking up the full stage sound in a theater setting and can be pushed a bit in volume before running into feedback issues.
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- Chad Palmer