As you know, COVID has shut down many facilities to keep people safe. As such, we have had to resort to virtual choir and other ensembles. And performing together is not possible because of the high latency involved in the transmission. Fortunately, we are mixing virtual choir recordings, which seems to be a pretty good workaround for now.
But I'm wondering, whether this would work in theory or in practice, if a choir could enter a recording studio with multiple booths that are small enough for one table or desk, a chair, and one or two people (preferably from the same household, of course). The choir or other ensemble would enter one by one to minimise exposure, so there would be almost no contact with anyone.
Once everyone is inside, they would put on a headset connected to a wall box, so that the soundboard is controlled in the main booth. The artistic director would then lead rehearsals like usual, and the soundboard operator would mute and unmute people as desired, balancing out their voices.
Since everything would be done in the same place, there should be almost no latency, and people should be able to perform together.
Could something like that be done if we somehow overcame the logistics of setting up the facility?