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Inspiring Congregations Video Contest
July Winner

Congratulations to Broadmoor Baptist Church of Shreveport, Louisiana, for being the July 2016 Winner of Allen Organs Inspiring Congregations video contest!

Organ: Möller/Allen 4-Manual digital/pipe combination
Song: "Holy, Holy, Holy!"
Composer: Reginald Heber

Describe how your Allen organ has inspired your congregation:
"This video includes an example of using the recorder function in the Console Controller to record the accompaniment for the hymn introduction and then playing live using our Jubilee Trumpet en Chamade with the recording with additional accompaniment by our instrumentalists, our choir, and of course, our congregation."
- Brook Boddie, Organist


To enter the Allen Organs "Inspiring Congregations Video Contest," click here -->> ENTER CONTEST.

Inspiring Congregations Video Contest
June Winner

Congratulations to Risen Savior Lutheran Church of Chandler, Arizona, for being the June 2016 Winner of Allen Organs Inspiring Congregations video contest!

Organ: Allen R-330
Song: "Christ Is Risen, Alleluia!"
Composer: James J. Chepponis

Describe how your Allen organ has inspired your congregation:
"Our Allen organ leads the congregation in Traditional Worship of their Savior with singing of hymns, accompanying choir anthems, and community outreach through concerts. The choir performs James J. Chepponis' "Christ Is Risen" during this past year's Easter Service and utilizes our Allen Organ within the performance along with handbells, 2 trumpets, and a keyboard playing the trombone parts."
- Carla Robertson, Organist


To enter the Allen Organs "Inspiring Congregations Video Contest," click here -->> ENTER CONTEST.

Inspiring Congregations Video Contest
May Winner

Congratulations to St. Luke's Episcopal Church of Rochester, Minnesota, for being the May 2016 Winner of Allen Organs Inspiring Congregations video contest!

Organ: Allen R-400 Custom Four-Manual
Song: Improv on "For All The Saints" (Postlude)
Composer/Arrangement: Ralph Vaughan Williams


To enter the Allen Organs "Inspiring Congregations Video Contest," click here -->> ENTER CONTEST.









Inspiring Congregations Video Contest
April Winner

Congratulations to Mount Paran Church of Atlanta, Georgia, for being the April 2016 Winner of Allen Organs Inspiring Congregations video contest!

Organ: Allen MDS-85
Song: "Come Thou Font Of Every Blessing"
Composer/Arrangement: Mack Wilberg

Describe how your Allen organ has inspired your congregation:
"Our Allen organ most certainly inspires our congregation to sing and aids them in doing so. We get feedback from all ages when the organ is used or featured, but particularly from young people who are moved by its majesty and beauty."


To enter the Allen Organs "Inspiring Congregations Video Contest," click here -->> ENTER CONTEST.

ENTER TO WIN
UP TO $1000
FOR YOUR CHURCH'S
MUSIC MINISTRY!

Starting in April 2016, and the following twelve months, we will judge videos received during the month, proclaim a winner, send the winner a plaque stating that they are the winner of the "Inspiring Congregations" contest for that month, and receive a check for $100.00 made out to the church's music ministry! We will also post the winning video on our Facebook page, in future e-notes, and on our website for all to see!

Contest open to continental USA, Alaska and Hawaii. The contest is not open to employees of Allen Organ Company or its representatives or affiliates.


The organ being used in New York City is a
Three-Manual, 38 Stop digital organ.

The organ to be used at the Allentown Diocese event is a
Two-Manual, 29 Stop digital organ.

Allen Organ Company Provides Organs for Two Events
During Pope Francis' 2015 U.S. Visit

The Allen Organ Company LLC, of Macungie Pennsylvania, is proud to announce the company's participation in Pope Francis' visit to the United States by providing two organs to be used during The Celebration of the Mass in New York City's Madison Square Garden on Friday, September 25th, and during The Diocese of Allentown's 'Papal Mass Celebration' at the SteelStacks in Bethlehem, PA on Sunday, September 27th.


Allen Organ on WFMZ-TV69

WFMZ-TV69 'Locally produced organ playing in Papal Mass'

Allentown Morning Call article 09-24-15

Lehigh Valley Business Journal


Mass Book for the Preservation of Peace and Justice




Photo by Christine Batson

WBTN "Music from Waller Hall" radio program

"Music from Waller Hall" is the brainchild of Charles Olegar, a professional musician in the Troy, New York. The show is produced and broadcast from Bennington, Vermont. Charles does all the recordings of either him playing, or in this case Justan Foster - Organist at First Reformed Church of Scotia, Scotia, New York.

Charles showcases other prominent musicians in the greater Albany, NY capital district. Recently he featured an in depth interview with internationally acclaimed composer Alfred Fedak, who is Director of Music at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Albany, NY. Mr. Fedak explains his philosophy and method for writing his original compositions.

The link to this recent show of "Music from Waller Hall" is below, and features Justan Foster at the Allen organ of First Reformed Church Scotia, NY; playing Alfred Fedak's "Lyric Suite" using the Allen Classic Suite adjusted to the style of EM Skinner. The Scotia organ is an Allen Quantum Heritage™ pipe & digital combination organ with 132 pipe and digital ranks and Four-Manuals. Justan Foster is an organ student of Al Fedak.

Charles plans to expand the coverages and hopes to syndicate through NPR in the future. He was astounded at the sound of our Scotia organ, is a true convert and as you listen to the program, gave us great accolades and coverage on the show. Not every show includes organ music or Allen organs, but 4 or 5 have already.

We have a Dupré suite based on medieval plain chant themes recorded by Charles at the Scotia organ, with the actual chants on which the Dupré is based intermixed, also recorded live at Scotia reformed by a small quartet Charles hastily formed for this project (including Justan Foster I might add). The result is exquisite.

We are also planning a one hour special devoted solely to Allen organs, its history, and their development of the digital organ. Charles and I hope to visit the factory in the not-so-distant future and hopefully interview several people while there for material.

"Music from Waller Hall" is pre-recorded and broadcast every Sunday at noon and again at 6pm. It airs on WBTN-1370AM Bennington, VT; a not for profit station. It has been airing since November 2014.

Submitted by Brad Day



Learn more about the Scotia Organ



NEW! Maestro Hector Olivera announced for Allen Artist Program!


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Allen Organ Company is pleased to announce the addition of Maestro Hector Olivera to be included as part of the Allen Artist Program, and is now available for concert engagements.

Maestro Hector Olivera is a passionate, gifted, and unique musician, whose personal interpretations of both classical and popular music have amazed and delighted audiences around the world.

Since entering the Buenos Aires Conservatory as a child prodigy at age six, Maestro Hector Olivera has become one of the most sought after and revered international concert organists of the present time.

Maestro Olivera has performed solo concerts throughout the USA, Europe, Asia, Australia, Central and Latin America and as guest soloist with prominent symphony orchestras worldwide.


Theatre Organ Magazine Concert Review Article

Earlier this year, a "friendly duel" between a fine Barton theatre organ and an Allen digital clone of that same organ was a big success at the 2014 ATOS Convention in Indianapolis.

The September/October edition of Theatre Organ magazine included a review of the concert. The ATOS has graciously provided Allen Organ a printable version of the article available here: ATOSSepOct56-5AllenvBarton.pdf

Please feel free to print and/or share the digital version of this splendid article.

We are very pleased with the response from this prestigious organ society to the Allen Organ's tonal capabilities. Allen's ability to stand up to the finest pipe organs in a side-by-side presentation is unique in the pipeless organ world. This review by the ATOS once again proves that Allen Organs offer real pipe organ sound!