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60 Years at Allen!
North To Alaska
60th Anniversary with Company!
On June 8, 2017, Allen Organ celebrated Sandra Fischl's 60th Anniversary of employment with the Company. Congratulations to Sandy on this unique achievement and special thanks for her decades of dedication and loyalty!
Long-term relationships seem to be a thing of the past at some companies. But, they are at the core of Allen Organ Company's DNA, as exemplified by a long list of Allen employees and customers who have been a part of the "family" for nearly as long as Sandra Fischl.
Local TV - click here to watch more about this remarkable story!
Local publication - click here to read more about Sandra Fischl's 60 years at Allen!
Allen Organ President Steve Markowitz congratulates Allen's first 60 Year Anniversary employee Sandra Fischl
Congratulations to Riverchase United Methodist Church of Birmingham, Alabama, for being the Grand Prize Winner of Allen Organs Inspiring Congregations video contest!
Organ: Custom Bravura L-463
Song: "Hallelujah" (from Christ on the Mount of Olives)
Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
Describe how your Allen organ has inspired your congregation:
"After a lightning strike caused terminal damage to our 25-year-old organ, we sought to find a replacement Allen organ that would be fitting of the caliber of our amazing organist and music ministry. This video shows them in action on their very first Sunday together." - Scott Phillips, RUMC Director of Technology
Click here to view all the winning entries.
|INSTALLATION - The Holy Apostles Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church, Warsaw, Poland|
|Years ago, The Holy
Apostles Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church had a traditional
pipe organ installed. Unfortunately the organ was assembled from
used parts recovered from other older organs. This configuration
resulted in poor sound quality of the organ and continual problems
for more than twelve years!
Finally, thanks to positive recommendations regarding Allen Organ and their products, the parish decided to purchase and install a high-end digital instrument manufactured by Allen. Delivery of new organ became a good opportunity to make renovation of entire existing organ prospect. Now the final effect can be admired by the attendees of worship services and the audience during our concerts!
Submitted by Adam Chlapek and Jarek Pierchala
Allen Organ Representatives in Poland
Click to visit The Holy Apostles Peter and Paul Church.
Allen Representative Jacek Kuchckik demonstrating to Sister Wojciecha the new parish Allen organ.
|INSTALLATION - First Presbyterian Church, Fairbanks, Alaska|
|Custom features on
the organ include: four antiphonal speakers, auxiliary bass
speaker, adjustable bench, Bluetooth page turner that digitally
advances pages on a tablet controlled by piston buttons or toe
studs, a headphone kit, Optical Sensor Technology ("OST™" or touch
sensitivity on keyboard manuals) with sustain switch, and the Allen
Vista Navigator™ with remote control.
Come sit in the sanctuary of First Presbyterian and listen. You won't believe your ears!
Submitted by Russ Vanderlugt, Organist
First Presbyterian Church
|Allen Video on the
Web - Two Great Organists
Two video clips follow from recent concerts at Allen Organ's very own Octave Hall. Enjoy!
First, Jonas Nordwall performs Richard Ellsasser's "Rondo in G" on the Allen L-463 classical organ as his encore selection. Watch his right hand and don't blink!
Watch Video: Jonas Nordwall performs "Rondo in G"
Second, renowned Theatre Organist Ken Double performs "La Vie En Rose" by Louis Guglielmi (Louiguy), on the Allen Theatre Organ.
Watch Video: Ken Double performs "La Vie En Rose"
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Nothing tells the Allen story better than the sound of our instruments. Recordings of an Allen organ are the next best thing to hearing one in person. In each e-notes we feature a few selections that demonstrate the pipe-like quality of our digital organs in a wide variety of musical styles. Featured here are a few selections relevant to the Spring season! Enjoy!
To Download: right click on the song title, then click "Save As".
Classical Selection • Little Fugue in G Minor; J.S. Bach
Performer: Carlo Curley
From: Bravo! Performances by Allen Artists
Classical Selection • Fiat Lux; T. Dubois (ed. Bish)
Performer: Diane Bish
From: Diane Bish Organ Favorites
Theatre Selection • Blue Tango; Leroy Anderson
Performer: Lyn Larsen
From: Lyn Larsen Plays The George Wright
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Organ of the Month
|Organ of the Month
Thank you all for your votes last month and for your enthusiasm! The previous Organ of the Month winner was the Allen Organ Pipe/Digital Combination Oak Finish Exterior/Curly-Maple Finish Interior Four-Manual. Click the link below to visit the AllenOrgan.com site for photos and more!
Choose your favorite from the list below. In the next issue of e-notes, we will let you know which one of these beauties was the readers' choice for Organ of the Month!
For June/July 2017 the contestants are:
• Allen Organ Custom Exterior/Oak Interior Finish Five-Manual
• Bravura™ Pipe/Digital Combination Oak Finish Two-Manual
• Bravura™ with optional Drawknob Package Walnut Finish Two-Manual
• Bravura™ with optional Drawknob Package Maple divisional divider strips Walnut Finish Two-Manual
• Bravura™ with optional Drawknob Package Walnut Finish Three-Manual
Click here to VOTE!
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