Allen Elite™ Opus VIII
The Elite program places the resources and expertise of the world's premier organ builder at the disposal of the world's finest organ designers. Each Elite organ is the embodiment of well-articulated musical ideals. Every console is a numbered Opus. Each Elite owner is rewarded with a world-class instrument of uncompromised excellence and exceptional beauty.
This Allen Elite™ Opus VIII is a comprehensive four manual, 71 stop instrument, designed to support the liturgy within the Cathedral of Dakar in Dakar, Senegal, West Africa. This Allen organ was chosen by Cardinal Théodore-Adrien Sarr and members of the Jubilee Commission as part of the Cathedral's 75th Anniversary celebration.
The console features a walnut exterior with a curly maple interior and was 'Tropicalized' to help withstand the environmental conditions in Senagal, West Africa. The console also contains a dual TV monitor & camera system with a custom enclosure finished to match the elegance of the instrument. A European Pedalboard with stained rosewood sharps and maple naturals was also integrated. This Elite™ has a dedicated Trompette en Chamade manual and hosts a 42 channel custom audio system.