Allen Elite™ Opus IX
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 IX is a comprehensive three manual, 82 stop instrument, designed to support the liturgy and growing music ministries within Christ Lutheran Church in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Mark Glaeser, Minister of Music at Christ Lutheran stated; "In order to accommodate the needs of our rich and diverse Lutheran heritage, we needed a large instrument (3 manuals plus a floating antiphonal division) with great versatility and scope. With Allen, we were able to design an American classic instrument that plays all the great literature exceptionally well, and in a room that seats over 1100 people." Christ Lutheran's extraordinary vision empowered Allen Organ to design and build an instrument that will serve this varied worship life for decades to come. Mark added, "We thoroughly enjoyed being able to customize and design our Allen instrument to meet our specific needs, from console finish to the stop list. The MIDI and Vista capabilities have proven their value time and again in our traditional and contemporary worship services at Christ Lutheran."